DrupalEasy: All the favicons on your Drupal 8 site

Planet Drupal - 4 March 2018 - 6:18am

Every Drupal 8 site should have a custom favicon that helps to reinforce the site's brand - of this there is really no argument. But, over the past (more than a few) years, the role of the lowly favicon has grown from just the little icon on a browser tab. These days, favicons are also used on mobile devices as the gateway to your site. Keeping your brand strong in all contexts is more important than ever.

Luckily, the Responsive Favicons module, combined with Favicon Generator makes it pretty easy to keep your site's branding consistent across multiple platforms. 

Assuming you have a relatively square-ish version of the site's logo, making this all happen is pretty easy.

First - head to Favicon Generator, upload the site's logo, then review/tweak the settings for the various contexts. You'll be asked for the "App name" (usually the site's name), suitable background colors (I selected a nice pear-color for the DrupalEasy logo - you can see it in the iOS mockup above), as well as image overrides (optional) for each context. For the "Favicon Generator options", select the "I will place favicon files at the root of my web site" option (at the recommendation of the Responsive Favicons module maintainers). At the end of the process, you'll get a zipped file full of all the necessary icons and meta data. 

Next, download and install the Responsive Favicons module. Head to its configuration area (/admin/config/user-interface/responsive_favicons) and complete the form. For the "Path to responsive favicon files", I just used "favicons". The "Favicons tags" section is provided at the end of the Favicon Generator's process. Finally, point the zip file generated by the Favicon Generator to the final form field. Click to "Save configuration" and you should be all set!

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Review Roundup

Tabletop Gaming News - 4 March 2018 - 6:04am
You ever have one of those days where you wake up, get going with doing things, then look at the clock and are like, “Whoah! It’s already 7pm!! How’d that happen!?!” Yeah, that was my yesterday. I woke the same as any other day except a voice was in my head… Ok, no voices in […]
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Video Game Deep Cuts: It's Perfect, It's Water, It's Wine - by Simon Carless Blogs - 4 March 2018 - 5:50am
This week's article & video highlights include Bennett Foddy on the pitfalls of perfectionism, a piquant analysis of Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, and lots more besides.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

HTTP Queue

New Drupal Modules - 4 March 2018 - 5:19am

Defines an endpoint for retrieving and updating queue jobs.

This is useful if your jobs are supposed to be run by other servers, and the state of the job is based on a remote state.

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My Twitter Block

New Drupal Modules - 4 March 2018 - 3:03am

Display tweets from the Twitter account.
Using Twitter Block, the tweets will be displayed on the page.
This Twitter Block authentication and displaying tweets counter will be managed from admin section.

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Parallax blocks

New Drupal Modules - 4 March 2018 - 12:37am
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Yandex YML

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 10:26pm
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Social Icons

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 12:18pm

Social Icons Block for Drupal Application.
This module is creating a block with 'Social Icons'.

The Social Icons Block is useful to configure anywhere in the application.

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agoradesign: Using add to cart links instead of forms in Drupal Commerce 2

Planet Drupal - 3 March 2018 - 11:13am
Today I'm introducing you to a new contrib module, I've created for allowing "add to cart" (or wishlist) buttons as links instead of forms. This helps to circumvent some unfortunate Drupal core limitations, when you want to build overview pages or blocks.
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QR Code Decode Field

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 10:57am

This module decodes QR codes from an uploaded image and stores the data in a field (along with the uploaded image). Decoded data can be displayed as string.

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Relaxing makes me write and writing makes me relax

Dries Buytaert - 3 March 2018 - 10:07am

Spending a few days at the Cayman Islands, where the WiFi is weak and the rum is strong. When I relax, I become creative and reflective. Writing helps me develop my creative thoughts and deepens my personal reflection. It's a vicious cycle, because when I see my world, myself and my ideas more clearly, it helps me relax. Relaxing makes me write, and writing makes me relax.

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Convert Media Tags to Markup

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 10:01am
Convert Media Tags to Markup for Drupal 8

A Drupal 8 module which fixes legacy code such as:

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"403","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"187","style":"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"480"}}]]

In this case, file ID 403 needs to exist.

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Simple Access Log

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 9:21am

Drupal 8 Simple Access Log replicates the basic features/functions of the Core Access Log functions that were included as part of the statisitics module, that were not ported to Drupal 8.

Read more about the features and use of Simple Access Log at its project page at ...?

Installation and use
The Simple Access Log module can be installed like other Drupal modules by placing this directory in the Drupal file system (modules directory) and enabling on the Drupal Modules page (/admin/modules).

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Commerce Add To Cart Link

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 8:33am

The Commerce Add To Cart Link module extends Commerce product displays with an "add to cart" field as link instead of having an add to cart form.

Primary use case is to use this on listings such as overview pages or blocks displaying related products, bestsellers, etc. Currently, building product listing blocks is often accompanied with some headache due to existing Drupal Core limitations described below.

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Drupal 8 upgrade evaluation

New Drupal Modules - 3 March 2018 - 8:29am
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Firestorm: Stripes Event For Team Yankee Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 2 March 2018 - 3:00pm
Battlefront has launched the second of their worldwide campaigns for Team Yankee. This one is called Firestorm: Stripes. The Russians have attacked into the central plains of Europe. Will the forces of NATO be able to push them back, or will these new locations stay under Soviet control? That’s up to you to decide as […]
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Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: Drupal Search: Solr vs Search Module

Planet Drupal - 2 March 2018 - 2:09pm

Drupal isn’t known as a particularly lightweight content management system and that is one of the reasons we love it, right? It is meant to handle large amounts of complex content. A problem occurs when you have a site that is just flush with content of different types, how do you get users to it? Navigation can only get you so far sometimes. We have personally seen this on everything from large-scale publishing sites to medical practice sites.

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IELLO Fairy Tile Contest Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 2 March 2018 - 2:00pm
Who doesn’t love getting new games for free? Nobody (at least, I assume anyone reading this would be excited to get free games). Well, if you’d like a free copy of Fairy Tile from IELLO, you’ve just got a couple days to put your name in the hat. They’re giving out 3 copies and you […]
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Flickr API Integration

New Drupal Modules - 2 March 2018 - 1:48pm
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D7 To D8 Utilities

New Drupal Modules - 2 March 2018 - 1:34pm

This module provides a host of useful utility functions to make the transition to D8 much easier. Everything follows D8 standards, but is a bit easier to use.

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