In December 2019 I attended the DotCSS and DotJS conferences in Paris. Here are some quick notes and opinions on the conference for people who might be interested in attending future events.
Clear and useful guidelines for writing accessible content, focusing on images and alt text.
Part 1 of a series covering accessibility from a content writer's perspective. Part 1 focuses on understanding how people access the web, readability, headings and links.
Drupal 8 is in a great place for new projects, and future upgrades will be far less involved. Moving from Drupal 7 or another CMS to Drupal 8 may feel like a big step, but it is an investment that will pay you and your organisation back, both in the short term and for many years to come.
A brief introduction to web accessibility and the new legislation for public sector bodies. It's more exciting than you think.
Varnish is great at serving pages to anonymous users at high speed but it doesn't speak HTTPS so if you want to use Varnish and provide your site over HTTPS then you need to use something to do HTTPS and proxy the traffic to Varnish.
I spent one week at Agile Collective learning the fundamentals of building a website with Drupal and have been given a great introduction to the world of web development.
We have supported more and more Drupal websites over time and have learned a lot while doing so
Spending the last week at work experience at Agile Collective has given us the insight on how agile development works when implementing websites.
I started my apprenticeship 2 months ago with no knowledge of Drupal, co-ops or agile development methodologies.
"Only one year ago I didn’t really enjoy programming. Now I’m considering going into Computer Science for my future career." Toni reports on her fortnight of work experience at Agile Collective.
I’ve been working at Agile Collective for the past week for my work experience and overall I think it's been great! A major plus is that the office is right next to Atomic Burger...
Switching careers from teaching English to web development was a daunting prospect at first. My impression used to be that the majority of people working in the sector would have predominantly computer science and mathematics oriented backgrounds, and without a qualification in either, I wasn't confident that my ambition would ever become a reality.
A quick way to start the conversation about visual design.
Could a large platform, like Uber, be owned and controlled by it's members, thus ensuring the profits are distributed equitably, and how can it attract funding?
Finn reports on the Open 2017 conference - a two day conference about Platform Cooperativism.
Something has been brewing in the tech co-op community: the idea of meeting up and sharing ideas between co-ops working in the same space, and possibly finding ways to work more closely together.
The first day of sessions at Drupalcon starts with the 'prenote', the keynote and the group photograph.
Notes on the sessions I attended in the afternoon: Configuration management, theory and practice | Super Collaborative Design Processes | Does Drupal need a Platform Co-op? (BOF)