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Monthly Meeting

  • Sep 30, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • VML

This month is going to be a "show your favorite modules" meeting. I've been trying to find a good excuse to do this for months now and this ended up being the perfect month for it. Everybody come with their favorite list of modules to share and be prepared for a bunch of "holy cow, I didn't know about that one!" moments. Lists can be just a couple of modules or a hundred if you have them (although a hundred may be a bit much). 

When we've done this in the past it's been really great so I hope everyone can make it.

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  • Scott W.

    Oh, and I gave out the 2 books that O'Reilly donated to the group as part of their User Group support resources. The thought is we would use the books to start a library of sorts. When those people were done, they would bring the books back and let someone else read them. O'Reilly has indicated that more books would be available in the future, I think we just have to ask!

    October 1, 2014

  • Scott W.

    More Modules from below:

    absolute_messages - moves system messages to a themable bar at top of page. Then hides messages after a set times.

    nicemessages - moves system messages in to Jquery popup windows.

    There was a mention we should talk about the modules we love to hate later. Then there was some discussion about the value of hosting larger sites on third parties, like Pantheon, verses managing your own stack. That lead into some discussion of Drush Make and a quick mention and showing a live Aegir installation.

    That is all I remember.

    October 1, 2014

  • Scott W.

    Also Karl pointed out that he had a solution for getting LiveReload to work when developing on a VM. http://goo.gl/39QwUW

    Which I was excited about, because that meant I could use GhostLab again. http://goo.gl/fxWNGX

    Here are the modules I remember discussing:

    module_filter - how it can clean up the modules list. we debated check boxes or fancy colored sliders for enabling modules.

    admin_menu - not only does it provide a great administrative menu at the top of the page, it can also be used to collapse the field sets on the modules and permissions pages.

    nodeformcols - breaks node edit forms into 2 columns and a footer, for a light weight alternative to Panels or Display suite for edit pages.

    adminimal_admin_menu - tweaks admin_menu, making the menu larger, adding some color, and visual cues.

    adminimal_theme - an admin theme that pairs nicely with adminimal_admin_menu.

    October 1, 2014

  • Scott W.

    Recap - We didn't get into a complete module discussion, but we did hit a few. Here are the highlights as I remember, anyone feel free to correct me or fill in the holes!

    We started with Steven talking about RESTful Web Services, as his post below indicates. Then I went over my discoveries on using Source Maps in Chrome to debug and edit Sass in the browser. This was a rehash from my Blog post on the topic - http://goo.gl/k9PHkB.

    I also discussed a CSS & SVG overflow issue I was having with a site, and that brought up a brief discussion of the value of using SVG images. We also took a look at the Responsive Logos demo site to see some of the extra goodies that could be done with SVG images. http://goo.gl/nROj65

    Jeff showed off some pretty slick mega menu work he was working on, and an issue he was having involving Jquery++.

    October 1, 2014

  • Scott W.

    I can also go over setting up Sass Source Maps in Chrome. Finally figured it out.

    September 22, 2014

    • Scott W.

      Karl, see if this helps you. http://web-design-wee­...­ It covers a couple other ways to implement, if aren't using straight compass, such as Gulp or CodeKit. I just use Guard (bundle exec guard), but get the same result with just compass watch.

      1 · September 27, 2014

    • Eric J. G.

      Maybe this URL won't get eaten (we'll see): http://goo.gl/m3SOTo­

      September 30, 2014

  • martina

    I don't feel well either. I gotta miss this one. I;m with Scott, if you could post that would be nice.

    September 30, 2014

  • Scott R.

    I will stay home with my cold that I think I got at the Cloud-KC meeting last week. It would be nice if someone could publish a list of the best Drupal modules in KC.

    September 30, 2014

  • Steven H.

    I'd be willing to share some RESTful Web Services and Views Services action.

    September 24, 2014

    • Karl K.

      That would be great! I'd love to see how you have it all set up and how it's working. Definitely something that's going to be big in Drupal's future.

      September 25, 2014

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