The biggest change that Drupal 8 brought to the front-end development process was the introduction of the Twig templating engine. Twig templates in Drupal 8 replace the PHP Template files used in Drupal 7 (recognized by their extension, ".tpl.php"), and they come with many benefits.Continue Reading
For modern businesses, just having a website isn’t good enough. The internet is everywhere, and users are all over it. If a brand’s digital output doesn’t reflect your brand or isn’t immediately intuitive, users will quickly exit out and try someone else.Continue Reading
If you build a website, you need to make sure everyone can use it. Nobody sets out to make a purposefully inaccessible website, but if you don’t consider these issues before and during the design phase, gaps will emerge.Continue Reading
In a past life, I worked as an editor for a couple of B2B websites. The first one ran on Drupal 7, while the second, launched several years after the first, was built out on Drupal 8. When this D8 site was ready for action, I was eager to dive in and test out all of the bells and whistles.Continue Reading
There’s no getting around it: Website redesigns are expensive, arduous processes. From project management to quality testing, the challenges involved in undergoing such a design overhaul are legion. Given the costs involved and the extent of labor needed to update any given site, delaying or putting off a major design overhaul is an understandable stance from business owners.
As we step into 2019, it’s a good time to stop and take a look at what’s been happening with the Drupal editing experience. 2018 seemed to be the “year of the editor” for not only Drupal, but the entire open source CMS world.Continue Reading
I’ve spent the past 14 years as a designer. I got my degree in graphic design, and I’ve done everything front print design to product packaging to user experience (UX) design. Today I am a senior designer who specializes in user interfaces — what users see and interact with when they use a web product.
I’ve been asked before what makes a good user interface, and the answer really depends on the client. What are their goals? What do they want their user to do? Inherently, the follow up questions I hear are: Well, what if they don’t know what their goals are? How do you help them figure it out? My answer is “Sketchboarding.”Continue Reading
What’s your roadmap?
That’s the question I ask any potential client I speak with. What’s your plan for creating content on your website? What path are you going to take to migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8?
Knowing those answers helps me understand how Duo can best help them with their website needs. Inevitably, though, if they are looking for a redesign or a rebuild, they are going to hear me talk about Flex pages.Continue Reading
Like so many things today, the world of website accessibility testing is becoming automated. There are tools and internet browser extensions now available that make it possible to perform tests in minutes instead of the hours — if not days — that used to be required for completion.Continue Reading