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Drupal 8 Admin User ExperienceThe Drupal 8 Admin User Experience can be frustrating at best. Luckily, there are a few simple improvements we can (and should) do as developers to polish the Drupal 8 Admin User Experience, make content creation more efficient, and help rid Drupal of any negative admin UI reputation.  

Drupal 8 Field Formatter A Field Formatter provides an easy way to format fields in Drupal. Many come with Drupal core and are available for use after site installation. Some common Field Formatters include Plain Text, Label, Entity ID, and Rendered Entity to name a few.

Drupal No-Acronyms Guide When I started learning about Drupal, I found it very hard to find resources that would help put Drupal in context with regards to the broader web and my own experience. Everything I found would assume a certain amount of knowledge and use a lot of acronyms. Here is a beginner’s guide to Drupal for people who know nothing about Drupal.

Drupal 8 Responsive Image ModuleWith more and more users using their phones to search the web, the demand to create faster loading web pages is ever increasing. A common issue that developers face when looking to reduce page load time is image optimization. Thanks to a recent update to Drupal 8, the Responsive Image Module allows for the cropping or scaling of images at any desired breakpoint.

Drupal 8 Twig TemplatesDrupal has revamped its template engine for Drupal 8 with Twig replacing PHPTemplate. PHPTemplate had been Drupal’s template engine for over a decade and this switch represents Drupal’s biggest change to their frontend architecture since 2005.

Ditch the Display Suite ModuleDisplay Suite is a great module and we love using it with Drupal 7. However, when Drupal 8 added Layouts to core and title is now a block, we had to ask ourselves, why do we use Display Suite?

Flexibility vs. Ease of Use: Where Does One Draw the Line?Do we trade flexibility for ease of use? Is that what best serves the organization? Answering a complex question that can go either way is best solved by data to the highest extent possible. During this process, I charted the most important elements that can help gauge flexibility vs. ease of use.

Integrating with DrupalThere are a lot of things to think about and consider when integrating with Drupal. Read more to learn how Data Structures, Communication, Permissions, and Caching can effect how you integrate with Drupal.

DrupalCon Baltimore 2017 - ReviewThe booth is packed up, the sessions have ended, and we’re all home from DrupalCon. I wrote a blog post leading up to DrupalCon about the sessions I was looking forward to and I thought I’d write a complementary piece about how it met expectations. This was my first DrupalCon experience and I attended as the manager of a production team, so please note that everything here is from that perspective.

Why Banks Should Be Using DrupalBanks around the nation, particularly at the regional level, are more challenged than ever by the monoliths that are taking over communities worldwide. Minimally, banks competing must keep their customer confidence as high as possible, which is why for the first time, in the last ten years, banks have had to put a major focus on their public image through highly dynamic web technologies.