Category: Drupal

For the Council for Responsible Nutrition, a Drupal 8 solution that helps update its perception

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How do you go about assisting an industry's effort to overhaul its perception, while striking a balance between setting the right tone and making sure target audiences can get all of the information they are looking for? For the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), they started by working with Balance Interactive to research, plan, design and build a new digital baseline.

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Learn Paragraphs and Flexible Page Layouts from our own Krystee Dryer during Drupal 8 Day

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Drupal 8 Day logoDid you know that Drupal 8 is one year old on Saturday?

As part of a worldwide celebration, our own Krystee Dryer, a Senior Drupal Backend Developer and Custom Module expert, will be leading a training session titled "Drupal 8, Flexible Page Layouts and Elements with Paragraphs."

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Prime Cut Tweets from #acquiaengage

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As you may or may not know, Acquia's big  Engage event is under way. There's a lot to digest and it goes way beyond standard Drupal projects. 

We collected some of our favorite, most interesting and useful tweets into this Storify. Check back for updates! Did we miss a good one? Tweet us @balance_team.

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Style guide on steroids why your organization needs a pattern library

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After handing over the keys to a new website one of the biggest maintenance concerns we hear are organizations having trouble maintaining a consistent branding with multiple editors editing website content. Organizations also have multiple web properties that need to keep the same look and feel as their main website. By investing in a pattern library for your organization you create one central location for contributors to go where they can pull already approved designs and code snippets to achieve a consistent look and feel for the product they are working on.

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It's a Wrap: Drupal Wins Gold in Rio

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Every 2 years, the world gathers & watches the best of the best of the best compete. Millions of viewers watched on TV, and many more watched the coverage online. And Drupal was right there to make sure everything was served properly, and all went smoothly.

Over the course of the Olympic games, the Drupal-powered site served over one billion minutes of sports coverage. That is a staggering amount of data served: that's over 1,900 years of sports coverage.

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Using the Best of the Web for Responsive Design: Suzy, Gulp, and Breakpoint – Part 2

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In the previous blog post in this series, we talked about why we use Susy to handle our flexible grid layout. Part 2 discusses using Gulp for Image Optimization.

Image Optimizing

You can have a flexible grid system, but if your media assets are not optimized for screen size, your design isn’t completely responsive. Optimization include:

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Using the Best of the Web for Responsive Design: Suzy, Gulp, and Breakpoint – Part 1

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How your website looks on different devices has become a high priority topic of any organization especially now that Google has made the “mobile-friendliness” of a site part of a sites ranking and has used traditional desktop size elements such as Adobe Flash content or horizontal scrolling actually hurt ranking.

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What the heck is H5P?

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Quote from the h5p.org website: “H5P enables existing CMSs and LMSs to create richer content. With H5P, authors may create and edit interactive videos, presentations, games, advertisements and more. Content may be imported and exported. All that is needed to view or edit H5P content is a web browser.”

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Have you heard? Drupal 8 is here...

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The web is undergoing a massive re-architecture, driven by the explosion of mobile devices and applications, the requirement to deliver personalized experiences to every customer, and the demands on organizations to embrace digital transformation.

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Demystifying Team Site Building

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"Man, I wish we could track changes on Drupal configurations!" This was the thought that came to mind on a recent upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 where we learned some important lessons about all the different configuration changes our clients make to their site on a regular basis. We had a process in place to capture all the new and changed content on the site, but totally missed content that had been deleted or menu changes that happened, so we needed to adjust our process. 

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