Leopathu: Drupal Tricks - 1

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2016 - 10:16pm
I needed a way to check the currect user has permission to view the currect/particular page, Searched lot finally got the exact way, going to show the tricks to you in this blog. Drupal has an api called " drupal_valid_path " , Normally it used to test the url is valid or not. but the trick is that, It also check the user has permission to view the currect/particular page.
Categories: Drupal

Leopathu: Install Drupal Using Drush

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2016 - 10:16pm
Most of the times developers don't like the GUI, It makes feel lazy. Drupal has a tool (Drush) to do some management work from command line. And also the installing the drupal site makes very lazy while doing with browser, The Drush has an option to install the full site with a single command. The Following command will install the drupal in standard method, drush site-install standard --account-name=admin --account-pass=[useruser_pass] --db-url=mysql://[db_user]:[db_pass]@localhost/[db_name]
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Modules Unraveled: 163 Easy Local Development Using Kalabox with Mike Pirog - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2016 - 10:00pm
Published: Wed, 10/12/16Download this episodeKalabox
  • What is Kalabox?
  • Brief story on history Kalabox
  • Is there a plan to use the “official” Docker for mac backend instead of VirtualBox?
  • Current update on state of Kalabox
  • How does Kalabox compare with other local dev tools like Mamp, DrupalVM etc.?
    • Specifically: Speed, flexibility
  • Is Kalabox, or will it be usable with server environments other than Pantheon? Ie: Acquia, VPS, PlatformSH
Use Cases
  • Team standardization
  • Fast local dev
  • Automated repeatable tasks
  • Github workflow?
  • Composer based workflow?
  • Our three month roadmap
  • You mentioned Tandem in the into, and you gave me a brief description before the show, but can you expand a little bit on what that is?
Episode Links: Mike P. on drupal.orgMike P. on TwitterKalabox WebsiteMain DocumentationPantheon Specific DocumentationPHP Specific DocumentationKalabox on GithubIntro to Kalabox videoThinkTandemTags: Local DevelopmentKalaboxDevelopmentplanet-drupal
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Steamforged Previews Kick Off Set For Guild Ball

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 2:00pm
A couple days ago, Steamforged Games announced that they were going to be coming out with the first ever 2-player starter set for Guild Ball. It’s going to be a fairly comprehensive kit, having two full teams, a pitch, tokens, and all other sorts of stuff inside. People have been wanting some more details, and […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ywain Released For Arena Rex

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 1:00pm
Being labeled a bastard is generally a death sentence for anyone with true ambition. However, Ywain has used his privileges as the son of a well-loved courtesan to gain training and equipment that most people could never afford. Now, he fights in the arena in order to make a true name for himself and to […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Blair Wadman: Introduction to YAML in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2016 - 1:00pm

YAML is a data serialisation format that is both powerful and easy for us humans to read and understand. In Drupal 8 it's used where Drupal needs a list but doesn’t need to execute PHP. One of the reasons why YAML was chosen for Drupal 8 is because it is already used in Symfony.

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Plight of the Tuatha Module Series Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 12:00pm
I’ve got a 5th Edition game that’s starting up this weekend. I’ve actually not played anything in 5th Edition yet, so it’s been a bit of a learning experience. I have a ton of 3.5 Edition material, but converting it, myself, to 5th is a bit of a pain and a chore. Thankfully, there are […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Some games have global appeal on YouTube, and some only regional

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 11 October 2016 - 11:12am

Madden NFL 16 is massively popular in the United States only, but games like Minecraft dominate YouTube channels around the globe. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Podcast Roundup

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 11:00am
Well, it’s certainly been an interesting day around here so far. This morning, various, seemingly random bits of the internet were out. Then, here at the office, the power went out for about 10-15min. Then that came back on, but the internet stayed out for about another half-hour. It’s been… fun… Ah well, doing our […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Chapter Three: Deploy Drupal updates and new features with Drush commands

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2016 - 10:04am

In this blog post I will provide an example of a method I use to deploy changes on the projects that I work on my own time. This method is very useful when there is a need to make a lot of manual changes to the site when there is a new release. You could use this method to automate deployment process of your Drupal sites. In fact this method can be used for any other non-Drupal sites too.

For this blog post I am using Drush commands.

Lets start form a very simple example. I will use Acquia's directory structure to descibe where I am storing release scripts.

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Ki Khanga Fantasy RPG Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 10:00am
Long ago, a race of dwarves and a race of stone giants were at war. The two races hated each other so much that they even invaded the heavens to destroy the ancestors of each race. Daarila, the creator of the Heavens and Earth, vowed to destroy both races. His anger was barely held in […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Battle for Britain: Wargame 1066 Available From Warlord Games

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 9:00am
The British Isles certainly have seen their fair share of conflict over the centuries. Seems everyone wanted that piece of land to call their own. Rather rich in various resources, it’s no wonder that armies have almost constantly been plundering it. Now you can recreate some of those conflicts with Battle for Britain: Wargame 1066. […]
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Fantasy Flight Games Previews Gameplay in New Angeles

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 October 2016 - 8:00am
I do love a good negotiating/bluffing game. You know, the kind where you can deceive your opponents into thinking you’re trying to work towards one direction, or against certain interests, but you’re really doing the exact opposite, having your opponents help you win as much as they think they’re keeping you from gaining points. Having […]
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Sooper Drupal Themes: Beautiful New Header Designs, Exciting New Portfolio Features, New Landcsaping & Gardening Demo!

Planet Drupal - 11 October 2016 - 7:40am

Before jumping into the release blog post I wanted to repond to the recent Drupal Planet blog posts about the fact that Drupal 8 has so few themes. In my opinion the short answer is: Drupal 8 adoption is very slow.

The slightly longer answer is that Drupal also faces more competition in the lower end of the market, where themes are most often used. WordPress' growth has been great and is now stagnating, but online site builders like Wix, Weebly, and squarespace are growing and their products are maturing. Another factor that I think relates to Drupal 8's slow adoption especially in the lower end of the market is that Drupal 8 will rely more on distributions due to increased complexity of assembling a fully featured site. As someone who manage a Drupal distribution full time I can tell you it's not as easy as it should be.

Glazed 2.5.3 Release

Today we release what is just the start of a new class of Drupal themes. Over the past year our Glazed theme and Carbide Builder combo has stabilized and proven it's capabilities. With our latest Landscaping Theme Demo we are showing that our framework theme is capable of so much more than your average Multipurpose WordPress theme or Bootstrap template. With refined design options and microinteractions we are pushing our Glazed framework theme forward to make way for a future full of beautiful, effective Drupal theme designs. New header options were added, our main menu system got some improvements.. 


  • Added pull-down header design
  • Improved overlay menu style
  • Support for transparent and full-width menus
  • New minimalistic form theming
  • New design for portfolio pages
  • Image Compare 
  • Lightbox Gallery for portfolio pages
  • Next / Previous node pager
  • CHANGELOG Glazed Theme
  • CHANGELOG Carbide Builder
Glazed Landscaping Theme

As you can see on our roadmap SooperThemes is currently focussing on designing a large collection of Business niche themes based on our Glazed framework Drupal theme and Carbide Drag and Drop Builder. Our most recent addition is Landscaping and Gardening theme. We are not in the business of designing generic niche themes, we aim to release the best niche themes. We developed additional features for this theme including a unique new header and main menu design, an image comparison widget and a lightbox gallery option for portfolio pages. 

Check out the Landscaping & Gardening live demo to view our latest niche theme!

    New Header Options

    While designing new niche theme I quickly realised that our generic bootstrap navbar layout was the most important bottleneck preventing us from producing truly great niche business website designs. The Glazed Settings for the header were refactored, optimized and extended with new style options and 11 new color options. These options are now also made available in our Glazed Content Design field collection so that you can customize headers for specific landing pages and match your creative content. 

    You can now view all these header in our live demo under the new Headers Dropdown menu!

      Image Compare, Lightbox and Portfolio Page Design

      For a landscaping business it's important to showcase your best work to potential customers. The portfolio content type was extended with additional layout options. New features include a Next / Previous node pager at the bottom, an advanced lightbox gallery system for viewing portfolio images and last but not least: an image comparison widget. The comparison widget really makes your case studies stand out, providing an effective and fun way to demonstrate the awesome service your business provided to your customer.

      The comparison widget is touchscreen compatible and responsive. 

        New Form  Design & Theming

        The default Bootstrap 3 forms already started looking dated. We replaced it with a minimalistic new design. Forms now blend in perfectly with any design. Form elements are sublty colored only when interacted with. The selectbox now features are custom themed dropdown icon that is themed using the default font that you configured in Glazed Settings. The selectbox also sports are a subtle microinteraction animation when hovered.

        The Landscaping contact form uses the webform bootstrap 3 layout module.

        Looking Ahead

        In the future look forward to more Drupal Niche Business themes, as well as our move into Magazine themes. WordPress magazine themes have seen a surge in sales on themeforest recently and I think there is oppurtunity for Drupal to shine in this growing market. After all, Drupal is naturally best at managing large amounts  of structured content and magazines are just that. Combine that with the capability of our drag and drop builder to easily generate attractive creative content and there you have a basis for best-in-class magazine themes. If you are interested in joining our little theme shop you can join now for just $48.

        Categories: Drupal

        Inspired Designs in Relic's RTS Games - by Brandon Casteel Blogs - 11 October 2016 - 7:06am
        I revel in the systems design of Relic's RTS titles (specifically, the Dawn of War and Company of Heroes franchises) and talk about why Relic’s games are a breath of fresh air in the real-time strategy space.
        Categories: Game Theory & Design

        How to Improve Education via Game Tutorials - by Josh Bycer Blogs - 11 October 2016 - 7:06am
        Today's post looks at how game tutorials teach people new concepts, and what that could mean for education with the right understanding.
        Categories: Game Theory & Design

        Version control: Effective use, issues and thoughts, from a gamedev perspective - by Ash Davis Blogs - 11 October 2016 - 7:06am
        In this article I'll look at version control from the game dev perspective. I'll help you understand the problems it solves and I'll show you how to use it more effectively. I expose the problems it can cause and discuss the unresolved problems we face.
        Categories: Game Theory & Design

        Games are Healing my Dumb Brain - by Becca Hallstedt Blogs - 11 October 2016 - 7:05am
        A journey with mental health bullcrap and the Chicago indie games community. Posting in celebration of #WorldMentalHealthDay.
        Categories: Game Theory & Design

        Which game mechanics make it to the top? - by Kirill Razumovskiy Blogs - 11 October 2016 - 7:04am
        A study of the popularity of primary and additional mechanics in mobile games from US top-grossing lists on Google Play and App Store.
        Categories: Game Theory & Design

        5 Things That Could Have Been Better About Pokemon Go From A Game Developers Perspective - by Natalie Tai Blogs - 11 October 2016 - 7:04am
        Then came the launch of Pokémon Go, a free-to-play mobile phone game that made it possible for everyone to realize their dream.
        Categories: Game Theory & Design


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