Talking Drupal Newsletter #337, #338, #339
Three episodes in one newsletter! This is a big one.
#337 Layout Paragraphs
Today we are talking about Layout Paragraphs with Justin Toupin.
Ukaine – https://www.drupal.org/association/blog/drupal-association-statement-of-support-for-ukraine
Drupal 7 end of lifeApril 19
What is Layout Paragraphs
How it works
Who it is for
Timeline for the project
Why you worked on this
Marketing and editorial staff need flexible tools
Complex interfaces became the norm
Content teams need to involve devs
Layout paragraphs has been called an evolution of WYSIWYG
Comparison between Layout Paragraphs and Layout Builder
Listener question from Steven – Is there a way to show the label of the paragraph type without needing to hover over the content on the edit screen
What is next
John at Drupal ConMercury editor
Justin Toupin - aten.io @justin2pin
#338 Tailwind CSS
Today we are talking about Discover Drupal with Angie Sabin.
Drupal 10.0.0-alpha2 was tagged
Describe Discover Drupal
Importance of Discover Drupal
Roles in DD
Mentor application closed
North America only and plans to expand
Other ways to support the program
Number of trainees
Plans to join with EDU
Angie Sabin - https://www.drupal.org/u/angiesabin
#339 Smart Date
Today we are talking about Smart Date with Martin Anderson-Clutz
Why are dates in Drupal so complex
How does Smart Date make things easier
What inspired you to make Smart Date
How has the community helped shape the evolution of Smart Date
Are there other key features
How is Smart Date’s approach to recurring events different from other modules
How do you get started with Smart Date
What if your site is using core Date field
What modules does Smart Date work with
Complex use cases
When should you NOT use Smart Date
How can people help
Martin Anderson-Clutz - @mandclu
Module of the Week
Inline Entity Form
Provides a widget for inline management (creation, modification, removal) of referenced entities.
The primary use case is the parent -> children one (product display -> products, order -> line items, etc.), where the child entities are never managed outside the parent form.
Existing entities can also be referenced.
Mike Anello, Drupal developer and trainer, co-owner of DrupalEasy.com, joins Talking Drupal as a Guest Host for the next four episodes.
Starting in this issue we are adding details about the upcoming Talking Drupal episodes. This gives you an opportunity to ask questions that can be included in the episode.
#341 Mentoring at DrupalCon with AmyJune Hineline. Recording on March 29.
#342 Acquia Code Studio with Matthew Grasmick. Recoding on April 5.
#343 Mike Anello’s topic of choice. Recording on April 12.
#344 Layout Builder with Kris Vanderwater. Recording on April 19.
If you have questions or input on these topics, let us know before the recording date. @talkingdrupal on Twitter or #talkingdrupal on Drupal Slack.
Gaming with Abby
Socially Distanced Board Game Edition, Part 2
Players chart the land by drawing Tetris-like shapes of villages, forests, farms and more on their map sheet. Each of the four seasons brings unique scoring conditions. The Dragon contest your claims with their outposts, and so you must draw your lines carefully to reduce their influence. The cartographer with the highest reputation at the end of the year wins!
In the same genre as Metro X, my last recommended game, Cartographers is a “roll n’ write” where you draw cards and then color in your own personal map. Its rules are a little more complicated, with different scoring rules for each round and game, but the sheer fun of plopping a purple goblin horde right in the middle of your neighbor’s farmland gives this game a competitive edge that Metro X lacks. Artsy players can pull out their nice colored pencils and add unlimited creative flourishes to their strategic masterpieces.
- Abigail Bowman @abowmanr linkedin
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