DrupalCamp Twin Cities: Frontend wrap-up

This year’s Twin Cities DrupalCamp had no shortage of new faces, quality sessions, trainings, and after parties. Most of my time was spent in frontend sessions and talking with folks. Being that I live in Minneapolis, this camp is especially rewarding from a hometown Drupal represent kind of perspective. Below are some of my favorite sessions and camp highlights.

Weekly watercooler #94

In this issue: DrupalCon Amsterdam frontend roundup, Sass as a responsive band-aid, SXSW 2015 session proposals; plus everyone hates their CMS, fonts for code, PerfBar, and Giphy on IFTTT.

Cecy Correa
August 15, 2014

Road to SXSW 2015!

The Web Chefs are at it again! Here are our session proposals for SXSW 2015: Content strategy for fast, friendly design. Open-source management: how to do it well and good. And last but not least, Coders who teach.

Cecy Correa
August 15, 2014

Frontend roundup: DrupalCon Amsterdam

As many of you might know, I am now on the other side of the pond, so I’ve paid extra attention to the DrupalCon Amsterdam schedule as it has been coming together. I want to highlight a few frontend goodies that I’m particularly excited to see.

Sass as a responsive band-aid

Say you’ve been tasked with taking a website built using arbitrary pixel-width definitions and making it responsive. Okay, there are likely loads of questions running through your mind right now. In this post I’m going to talk about a solution that takes a path of least resistance, and can yield awesome results.

Weekly watercooler #93

In this issue: Theming Gnome Shell, Twin Cities Drupal camp recommendations, testing JS with CasperJS, and our work with the Stanford Dean of Research. Plus, app rot, how to become a Sublime Text power user, the kids guide to the internet, and Reddit growing up.

Cecy Correa
August 8, 2014

Testing JS code with CasperJS

In part one of our CasperJS series, we briefly introduced CasperJS and walked through a functional test for Picturefill, a frontend component of a website. In this article, we will discuss the process of testing your codebase itself. If there are important pieces of JS that allow for critical features on your website, it’s easy to write a CasperJS test that keeps an eye on them for you.

Elia recommends: Relaxing in Minneapolis

With Twin Cities DrupalCamp happening this week I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic about the beautiful Midwestern city that my heart still calls home even a full decade after moving to Austin. If you’re going to be in the Cities for DrupalCamp make sure you attend the Advanced Sass and Compass for RWD training facilitated by Ian Carrico and Joe Tower, plus take some time to enjoy the relaxing pleasures the city has to offer.

Elia Albarran
August 5, 2014