Drupal developers [hopefully] find themselves writing "field formatters" fairly often. These pieces of code add ways to display the data stored in fields, so having an arsenal of formatters can come in handy.
Making formatters is often straightforward, but some of the work gets repetitive and tedious. The snippet below should allow you to at least get up to speed more quickly, if not make the "settings summary" a worry of the past.
At Commercial Progression, our development team tends not to use bulky modules like Panels or Display Suite without a reason that justifies the overhead. Those decisions (which we revisit frequently) lead to a particular site workflow, which we refine over time.
One Drupal design pattern I used on a recent site led to:
I’m a fan of both flat design and skeuomorphism (realistic design style). But recently I’ve noticed that flat design is popping up everywhere. This isn’t a bad thing, but it doesn’t sit right with me. More and more people and companies are moving away from realistic, skeuomorphic interfaces, and trading their in-depth button designs for simpler, edgier ones. This had me wondering: why go flatter? Flat design done right can make an amazing layout and even better user experience. But is this why web designers started to favor a flatter look?
Is your creative team completely opposed to designing in code? They shouldn’t be. Here’s a hybrid approach to rolling custom Drupal themes that has the potential to significantly streamline your workflow and ensure greater visual consistency throughout your project’s lifecycle - all thanks to Style Tiles.
We're happy to announce the Michigan Drupal Web Design September Meetup: Securing the Stack: Hardening Your Drupal Deployment.
When: Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013, 6:30 PM
Where: Duo Security, Inc. (617 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI)
devel_generate is a staple of the Drupal developer's toolbox. It allows you to create arbitrary content, users, and more with placeholder text and images automatically. This allows you to QA performance of queries, test wrapping of headings and text, and a lot more.