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Chapter Three: Authoring Experience (AX) Best Practices for Images in Drupal

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by drupalroot

Do you add content to Drupal websites? Have you ever found yourself in the process of uploading an image, with no clue what size to upload? Or whether Drupal will scale or crop the image? If so, you’re not alone.

Drupal sites get built a million different ways because of scope, budget and time. Because of this, sites behave differently. One site may automatically crop and scale an uploaded image to fit within a template. Another may require you to do that work before hand. This behavioral inconsistency can leave admins guessing as to how the site behaves.

You might be thinking “But we account for this during training.” Many teams train clients how to use their sites during a hand off. They account for any lack of help text with verbal explanations. While that trained client maintains the site, everything may go fine. But what happens when that person leaves and another person takes over? Do they get trained? Is there documentation?

Promet Source: WHITEHOUSE.GOV Puts Open Source on the Map

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by drupalroot

Obama's presidency has been marked by a number of technological firsts: Obama's been unofficially dubbed the "social media President" as he was the first sitting US president to have a twitter account, his campaigns embraced methods such as email marketing and by all accounts he's the first president to use a selfie stick. Yup.

OSTraining: Drupal Slideshows with FlexSlider from WooThemes

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by drupalroot
drupal flexslider

Flexslider is a jQuery plugin by WooThemes and it makes it very easy to create slideshows.

You can integrate it into Drupal easily, using the FlexSlider module which has full Views integration.

The FlexSlider page on WooThemes.com, shown below, gives you an idea of the slideshows you can build with FlexSlider.

DrupalCon News: Flashback Friday - DrupalCon Barcelona in 2007 and 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by drupalroot

If you have deja vu when we say DrupalCon Barcelona, you could be one of the people who attended DrupalCon Barcelona back in 2007! In true Throwback Thursday fashion, we are going to break down the tried and true things that have been the same for the past eight years, and what you can expect to be different at our upcoming DrupalCon.

Colan Schwartz: Responding to Drupal's highly critical SQL injection vulnerability

Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by drupalroot

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On October 15th, 2014, the highly critical SA-CORE-2014-005 - Drupal core - SQL injection vulnerability was announced. Shortly afterwards, research showed that sites not patched that same day could very well be compromised. Two weeks later, a public service announcement was released explaining the gravity of the situation. There was also a FAQ, a flowchart for dealing with it and a module that could potentially confirm a compromised site. Needless to say, it was a challenging time for the community.

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