Working Through a Mixin: Part 2

Working Through a Mixin: Part 2

In the previous post we setup a mixin that lets us create component layout styles where we can define how many components per row we want and how wide we would like the margin between those components to be. Now we’ll improve the mixin to work with different screen sizes with media queries! Part two of … Continued

Working Through a Mixin: Part 1

Working Through a Mixin: Part 1

A step-by-step guide for working through the process of building a reusable Sass mixin. Part one of a two-part article: Working Through a Mixin: Part 2 The Back Story One of the UI design patterns that I often come across is a series of elements or components that sit next to and on top of one … Continued

Rems in Chrome: A Small Problem

Rems (Relative ems) are an awesome way of sizing text without using pixels. But there is an issue with rendering them in Chrome, which makes text wonky as can be. Luckily, there is a small workaround. If you are like us, you are using rems to define all your font size and falling back on … Continued

No Man is an Island

At NEWMEDIA, we pride ourselves on our ability to collaborate and work as a team. It is this mentality that has gotten us to where we are today and will lead us into the future as a successful company. During Drupalcon, the keynote on the first day talked about having a rock star on the … Continued

Drush Make: Don’t Store What is Stored

In the devops community the standard process is to allow other repos store what is theirs, and let your repo store what is yours. To do this we use scaffolders, builders, bundlers, package managers, etc. Drupal is not an exception, it is an example. Drush is the tool we use for Drupal and it allows … Continued

Web Components? Are They Forrealz?

At Drupalcon, one of John Albin’s session was a discussion about the possibility of using W3C Web Components as a templating engine. The session was the first time that I had heard about Web Components and it lead me to look into the complexities that Drupal and Web Components offer. What are web components This … Continued

Partial to Partials: BoF Recap

At DrupalCon, I held a session about the organization of partials. @johnalbin and @sungug were kind enough to make an appearance and impart some of their wisdom with the Drupal Community of how they do partials. In this article I will discuss their methods, as well as mine, for doing partial layouts in the Drupal … Continued

Drupal CMI: How Drupal 8’s Configuration API Can Work for Development Teams

Drupal 8 opens the door for clean, readable, version-controlled configuration in Drupal development. But how can we leverage this system effectively in development teams? Configuration Management in Drupal 7, Our Process Our collaborative Drupal 7 development process typically starts with a site built by a team, entirely defined in code. We don’t do databases until … Continued

Twig: Extending Drupal Templates

This is the first part of a series on Twig and how to use it in Drupal 8. This blog will discuss how to extend templates using blocks and complicated overrides One of the sessions I enjoyed the most was Twig: Friendly Curl Braces Invade Your Templates by KNP Labs Ryan Weaver. He discussed a … Continued

2014 DevOps Report and DrupalCon

This week: 2014 DevOps Report and DrupalCon This week I have been attending DrupalCon. This is my first DrupalCon and I am impressed by the inclusiveness of the Drupal community and the prospect of the release of Drupal 8. I have been enjoying interacting with many of the people that I have meet. Since my … Continued