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ThinkShout: That's a wrap from New Orleans!

Planet Drupal - 2 May 2018 - 5:00am

It feels like it was just yesterday… probably because we still have visions of beignets dancing in our head. But we had such a blast at 18NTC, and we have you, the nonprofit community to thank for it.

Our pre-conference Drupal Day was jam-packed with content from project management to content strategy, to Bene.

Brett and Mimi take over registration!

Here were some highlights:

Brett and Chris Carrol from University of Chicago Graham School definitely schooled us (sorry) on Content Strategy in Drupal.

Lev shares a case study on Bene with the crowd. Bene is an open source distribution intended for small to medium-sized nonprofits. We have a whole page dedicated to it here.

Jessica and Carie Lewis Carlson (formerly from the Humane Society of the United States) shared some wisdom on the challenges often faced in a redesign process.

We want to give a special shout out to our collaborators from Gizra and Fionta - who contributed to the breakout sessions – and to anyone who led a BOF (birds of a feather) breakout and conducted a lightning talk to close. We appreciate you adding your voice to the day.

Next year we’re especially excited about NTC because it’s happening right in our home town of Portland, Oregon! We’re eager to participate and contribute to the rich and vibrant nonprofit community that we deeply care about, and also show you some of what we love best about our hometown.

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Below is the full agenda from Drupal Day 2018, please reach out if you would like slides from any of the presentations. Thanks and see you all soon!

Categories: Drupal

Google Cloud Vision

New Drupal Modules - 2 May 2018 - 4:57am
Categories: Drupal

TEN7 Blog's Drupal Posts: Episode 027: Kaleem Clarkson, Drupal Front End Developer, Inclusion Evangelist

Planet Drupal - 2 May 2018 - 4:00am
TEN7 Podcast 027: Kaleem Clarkson, Drupal Front End Developer, Inclusion Evangelist
Categories: Drupal

Guppy - Designing Unconventional Input for Natural Movement - by Christiaan Moleman

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 2 May 2018 - 2:55am
How I created unique controls for watercolor fish simulation Guppy by replicating the movement of actual fish.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

RPG Maker MV Scripting First Impressions - by Dylan Wolf

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 2 May 2018 - 2:54am
An addendum to "RPG Maker VX Ace Scripting Crash Course," covering what's changed about scripting in RPG Maker MV.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Negotiating Games Deals - 10 Tips From a Video Games Lawyer - by Pete Lewin

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 2 May 2018 - 2:53am
​A quick post about 10 tips that can lead to stronger preparation, smoother negotiations and better deals.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Judging Judgment: Analyzing Early Access Finances of Our First Indie Game - by Tomer Barkan

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 2 May 2018 - 2:52am
After 2 years in Early Access, I analyze the financial data of producing and selling Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Staged content

New Drupal Modules - 2 May 2018 - 2:14am

Devops oriented content staging between environments in the dtap model.

Categories: Drupal

Character Class: Railroad Compromises

RPGNet - 2 May 2018 - 12:00am
How to deal with railroading.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Marketing Cloud API

New Drupal Modules - 1 May 2018 - 11:51pm
Overview

This suite of modules supports provides services to all of the Salesforce marketing cloud APIs:

  • Address
  • Assets
  • Campaigns
  • Contacts
  • Data Events
  • Interaction
  • Messages
  • Platform
  • Push
  • SMS

All Payloads are validated against Json Schema.

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: How to Create a Search Box with a Sliding Effect in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 1 May 2018 - 11:36pm

One of OSTrainings members asked how to create a search box with a sliding out effect. Their goal was to arrive at the search box similar to the one you can find at the top of Drupal's own website.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a search box that expands once you clicked on its icon. Also, while it stays expanded until you close it, it will keep blurring out your main menu.

Categories: Drupal

Steam key scammers are getting creative - by Milan Babuskov

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 1 May 2018 - 10:50pm
Malicious people trying to extract Steam keys from game developers are inventing new ways to make them look legit. In this article I'm talking about some new tactics they use and how to detect them.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Using Source Control with RPG Maker VX Ace - by Dylan Wolf

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 1 May 2018 - 10:48pm
It's possible to use source control systems like Mercurial or Git to track your RPG Maker VX Ace project, but there are a couple of "gotchas" you need to avoid.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Meeple Centred Design: A Heuristic Toolkit for Evaluating the Accessibility of Tabletop Games - by Michael Heron

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 1 May 2018 - 10:47pm
This is a hopefully human readable version of my recent paper published in the Computer Games Journal. It's about how to assess board-games for their accessibility in various core categories of interaction.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Inspiration from the great industry we are in - by Ashkan Saeedi Mazdeh

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 1 May 2018 - 10:43pm
In this post I would like to post a set of great videos from the history of our industry and also talk about why we are in a great industry
Categories: Game Theory & Design

MTech, LLC: Guide to Estimating an Upgrade to Drupal 8 (from Drupal 6 or 7)

Planet Drupal - 1 May 2018 - 3:01pm
Guide to Estimating an Upgrade to Drupal 8 (from Drupal 6 or 7)

If you are weighing whether to upgrade to Drupal 8 but aren’t sure what kind of budget to expect, we’re going to breakdown the upgrade (migration) process. Along the way, we'll highlight the factors that will add hours to your project. This guide is especially for non-technical folks (and written by one). However, all audiences should gain something. We’ll detail the questions you should go to your developer with before quoting your upgrade. We'll also discuss some best practices and common "gotchas".

Luke Pekrul Tue, 05/01/2018 - 16:01
Categories: Drupal

Kickstarter Launch Date Announced For Anno Domini 1666

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 May 2018 - 3:00pm
Preparation beats expiration, in any form. So having all your ducks in a row and a plan for what’s coming up is important. If you’re wanting to get in on the upcoming game Anno Domini 1666, that plan includes knowing when the campaign launches on Kickstarter. Well, that will be May 15th. So you’ve got […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The League of Augsburg Taking Pre-Orders For Beneath the Lily Banners: The War of Three Kings

Tabletop Gaming News - 1 May 2018 - 2:00pm
Love is a battlefield… So was Central Europe for much of its history. In order to recreate the conflicts that raged across the continent from 1660 to 1721, the League of Augsburg has created Beneath the Lily Banners: The War of Three Kings. They’re taking pre-orders for this pike & shotte-era miniatures game now. From […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

In-app purchases now available on Facebook's instant games platform

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 1 May 2018 - 2:00pm

In-app purchases will be available on the instant games platform for developers to implement on Android devices and Facebook.com starting May 7.  ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

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