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Steamforged Previews Mataagi For The Falconer’s Guild

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 April 2018 - 12:00pm
With the Ratcatcher’s hitting pitches, it’s time to start looking at the next of the Minor Guilds that will be coming to Guild Ball. They’re the Falconers, a Minor for the Hunter’s Guild. Today’s our first look at what they’re capable of and, man, it’s quite a bit, getting an eyeful of this first figure. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Thursday Terrain Corner

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 April 2018 - 11:00am
The week continues its inevitable march towards the weekend. It’s been a busy one for me, with lots of releases coming out tomorrow, there’s a lot of work to be done. Plus, you know, all the news (that’s fit to type). I’m really looking forward to some time off this weekend. I’m getting a bit […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Mobomo: Key Drupal Taxonomy: Part 2

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 10:35am

In our previous blog post, we gave a brief intro to some terms that we believe are necessary to understand the basics of Drupal.   Here we have what we believe to be the next round of terms that we consider necessary to understanding those basics. Recently, we had the opportunity to assist Matrix AMC in migrating from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8.  They were unable to use their website because of the version of Drupal that their website was hosted on was out of date and no longer supported by the Drupal community. While these specific terms are consistent across Drupal versions, they are crucial to understanding the importance of being up to date in with your version of Drupal.      

 

  1. Block– the boxes visible in the regions of a Drupal website.
    1. Most blocks (e.g. recent forum topics) are generated on-the-fly by various Drupal modules, but they can be created in the administer blocks area of a Drupal site.
  2. Region-  defined areas of a page where content can be placed. Different themes can define different regions so the options are often different per-site. Basic regions include:
    1. Header
    2. Footer
    3. Content
    4. Left sidebar
    5. Right Sidebar
  3. Roles- a name for a group of users, to whom you can collectively assign permissions. There are two predefined, locked roles for every new Drupal installation:
    1. Authenticated User- anyone with an account on the site.
    2. Anonymous User- those who haven’t yet created accounts or are not logged in.
  4. WYSIWYG- What You See Is What You Get; An acronym used in computing to describe a method in which content is edited and formatted by interacting with an interface that closely resembles the final product.
  5. Book- a set of pages tied together in a hierarchical sequence, perhaps with chapters, sections, or subsections.  Books can be used for manuals, site resource guides, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), etc.
  6. Breadcrumbs- the set of links, usually near the top of the page, that shows the path you followed to locate the current page.
    1. The term breadcrumbs is borrowed from Hansel and Gretel, who left crumbs of bread along their path so they could find their way back out of the forest.
  7. Form mode- this is a way to customize the layout of an entity’s edit form.
  8. Multisite- a feature of Drupal that allows one to run multiple web sites from the same Drupal codebase.
  9. Patch- a small piece of software designed to update or fix problems with a computer program or its supporting data.
    1. This includes fixing bugs, replacing graphics and improving the usability or performance.
  10. User- the user interacting with Drupal. This user is either anonymous or logged into Drupal through its account.

 

 

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Categories: Drupal

Chapter Three: Recruit more effectively with Taleo-integrated Drupal

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 10:07am

Most corporate websites have a Career section where people can find out what jobs are open. These sections can range from just a few standing openings to hundreds of vacant positions across multiple job types that open and close frequently. Larger companies traditionally use HR software systems to manage this ebb and flow.

One popular and powerful HR system is Taleo. Many companies simply link offsite to the taleo.com listing, which serves as the company’s only place to see and apply to openings. Other times, that same listing gets embedded on the company’s career section. As you can see in the user journey below for our client MemorialCare, this got the job done, but didn’t really convey a company’s brand or culture.

Categories: Drupal

Fighter Pack: Brahm vs Cobalt Available To Pre-Order For Way of the Fighter

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 April 2018 - 10:00am
Way of the Fighter brings old-school fighting video games to your tabletop. And one thing about those games is that they usually had quite an array of fighters, of all different looks and fighting styles. Well, Way of the Fighter looks to be no different. They’ve got another Fighter Pack available for pre-order. This time […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Jeff Geerling's Blog: Drupal Camp St. Louis is taking a break for 2018

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 9:57am

The St. Louis Drupal Users Group has hosted a Drupal Camp in the 'Gateway to the West' for four years (since 2014), but this year, the organizers have decided to take a year off, for various reasons. Our camp has grown a little every year, and last year we even increased the scope and usefulness of the camp even more by adding a well-attended training day—but life and work have taken precedence this year, and nobody is able to take on the role of 'chief organizer'.

All is not lost, however! There are other great camps around the Midwest, and this year we're directing everyone to our northern neighbors, in Iowa: DrupalCorn Camp is going to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, from September 27-30, 2018!

Categories: Drupal

Fleet: The Dice Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 April 2018 - 9:00am
Seafood. Some people love it. Others not so much. But either way, it’s big business. There’s money to be made out there, collecting the bounty of the ocean. Fleets of ships head out, cast their next and bring home the catch. And that’s just what you’ll be doing in Fleet: The Dice Game, a new […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Dries Buytaert: Promoting the Drupal community from within the Drupal software

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 8:57am

Jacob Rockowitz recently posted a blog post with ideas about how we can make Drupal software more welcoming.

What I found most interesting about Jacob's blog post is that he compares WordPress' approach of promoting its values and giving credit with Drupal's. He makes the point that every WordPress site (not WordPress.org) has an 'About WordPress' section in the administration backend that shows both WordPress' values and contributor credits.


This could be an interesting approach for Drupal and is an idea worth exploring. Today, Drupal's values and principles and Drupal's contribution credits live exclusively on Drupal.org, but not in the Drupal software itself. When done well, it's probably one of the most impactful ways to educate people and organizations that are new to Drupal about our community and open source. And by having credits in the software, we'd inspire more people and organizations to contribute back. It's an interesting idea.

Categories: Drupal

Promoting the Drupal community from within the Drupal software

Dries Buytaert - 26 April 2018 - 8:57am

Jacob Rockowitz recently posted a blog post with ideas about how we can make Drupal software more welcoming.

What I found most interesting about Jacob's blog post is that he compares WordPress' approach of promoting its values and giving credit with Drupal's. He makes the point that every WordPress site (not WordPress.org) has an 'About WordPress' section in the administration backend that shows both WordPress' values and contributor credits.


This could be an interesting approach for Drupal and is an idea worth exploring. Today, Drupal's values and principles and Drupal's contribution credits live exclusively on Drupal.org, but not in the Drupal software itself. When done well, it's probably one of the most impactful ways to educate people and organizations that are new to Drupal about our community and open source. And by having credits in the software, we'd inspire more people and organizations to contribute back. It's an interesting idea.

Categories: Drupal

Texas Creative: Updating Drupal Contrib Modules on Pantheon.io

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 8:40am

This guide describes the process for performing updates on “contrib” modules for a Drupal site hosted on the Pantheon platform.

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Categories: Drupal

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Decoupling Drupal 8 Core: Retrieving and Manipulating Content with Core REST

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 8:11am

As we saw in a previous installment of Experience Express, because Drupal has a HAL-compliant REST API available out of the box with minimal configuration, you can easily provision an API that can immediately be employed to consume content entities and manipulate them from other applications. Now that we have successfully exposed content entities as REST resources, used Entity Access to govern permissions, and customized the formats and authentication mechanisms in use by the core REST API, it is now time to move into actually retrieving and manipulating that data.

Tags: acquia drupal planet
Categories: Drupal

Multi Step Form

New Drupal Modules - 26 April 2018 - 8:08am
Categories: Drupal

Miskatonic University: The Restricted Collection Board Game Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 April 2018 - 8:00am
Miskatonic University’s contains a lot of strange and esoteric works. There’s also a lot of rather dangerous pieces in the collection, usually hidden away and not read specifically because of the possible horrors they might unleash. However, it’s into the Restricted Collection you must go in order to find the information needed to save the […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Acro Media: Drupal Commerce 2: How to Add a Store Using Default Fields

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 7:45am

 

 

If all you run is a single eCommerce store using Drupal Commerce, adding store fields isn't something you really need to worry about. However, if you start adding additional online stores (multi-store) and/or run a brick-and-mortar store location in tandem with your online store, being able to separate the stores is important. In the case of brick-and-mortar stores, you probably want your customers to be able to view information about them that is unique to a physical store, such as location, hours, contact details, etc. With Drupal Commerce 2, you can do this easily and manage all of your stores from the same interface!

In this Acro Media Tech Talk video, we use our Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site to show you how to add and configure a new store using the default store fields. We don't go into adding new fields, but if you're familiar with configuring Drupal then it's not much different than any other type of content. This should get you started. The rest of Drupal Commerce works with multiple stores seamlessly.

Its important to note that this video was recorded before the official 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce. You may see some differences between this video and the current releases. The documentation is also evolving over time.

Urban Hipster Commerce 2 Demo site

This video was created using the Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site. We've built this site to show the adaptability of the Drupal 8, Commerce 2 platform. Most of what you see is out-of-the-box functionality combined with expert configuration and theming.

More from Acro Media Drupal modules in this demo

Categories: Drupal

Tips for Encouraging, Embracing and Processing Game Design Feedback - by Karl Morley

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 26 April 2018 - 7:23am
As a game designer, dealing with feedback is an everyday part of the job. I share 5 tips that aim to help you improve how you deal with feedback during game development.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

How changing my game image tripled the sales - by Milan Babuskov

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 26 April 2018 - 7:18am
In this post I'm sharing information how a couple of simple changes to my game's key art on Steam and the game's name made a huge impact on the sales. I also bring up some possible issues for consideration when you think about changing your game's name.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Sooper Drupal Themes: Out Now: Glazed Builder & Glazed Theme For Drupal 8! Check Out Our Revolutionary New Page Building Experience For Drupal

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 7:04am

We Just Released Our Themes And Visual Pager Builder For Drupal 8, An Update We've Been Working On For A Year!

Introduction Video Of Glazed Builder For Drupal 8

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When I started building Glazed Theme 3 years ago most Drupal Theme shops had gone out of business. It's not just that Drupal was in a weird place, with Drupal 8 unfinished and Drupal 7's future uncertain.. The market for Drupal Themes had never lived up to the expectations of the Drupal community like WordPress themes did in the their community.

Despite this adversity I decided to restart SooperThemes and invest all my time, energy, and money in Drupal themes once more.

Our new value proposition is no longer just themes. We developed a full Drupal stack including a flexible framework theme, a drag and drop builder, and a complete selection of turn-key demo websites that are based around our open source Glazed CMS Drupal distribution. For small Drupal projects we provide value by providing a complete Drupal website that looks great and is easy to customize. For Fortune 500 companies and some of the largest NGO's and government institutions in the world we now provide tremendous value with our Drupal page builder Glazed Builder.

The Idea That Will Revolutionize Your Drupal 8 & 7 Experience Today I'm proud to announce the release of all our products on Drupal 8! We reinvented the Drupal authoring and site building experience again for Drupal 8 with a Glazed Builder module that was built from the ground up to fit Drupal 8's archictecture and design principles. It has taken us a full year to upgrade all our products, including our page builder, Glazed framework theme, portfolio module, GridStack module, 15 demo themes and 15 installation profiles, and our Glazed Drupal distribution which will soon also have a D8 release on drupal.org. Built From The Ground Up For Drupal 8

Glazed Builder is different from Wix, Squarespace, or any other drag and drop builder: it's made for Drupal and deeply integrated with Drupal APIs. Glazed Builder acts as a Drupal field formatter and you can have multiple instances per page, for your footer, main content, and blocks. It automatically understands Drupal's revisioning system, language systems, and permissions. This makes it the most advanced visual page builder in the world from a website architecture perspective.

Our framework theme Glazed was also rebuilt using twig templates and the new Drupal 8 theme system.

Build, Write, And Edit Visually 

The experience of writing in Glazed Builder is easy like nothing else. You just click anywhere in a piece of content and start typing. Without any menus or network latency, our frontend application is the fast and distraction-free solution that Drupal content editors and marketers deserve! And thanks to the tight integration with Drupal's media systems you can upload and re-use media in Glazed Builder. It even provides easy settings to resize your images and add SEO fields like alt text and title text.

SooperThemes Is Super Fast! Need to edit an article or update the social links in your website's footer? Whatever the task it's just a single click away when using Glazed Builder. Because our page builder is a headless frontend application for Drupal it doesn't need to call the server for most tasks. Adding text, or marketing elements can happen instantly because there is no network delay. Even tasks that rely on Drupal like saving the page or loading a view happens very fast thanks to the expert programming by Drupal developers with at least 8 years of experience. Drag, Drop, Clone, Style

Our software is easy and intuitive to use because we designed it based on established best practices in user experience design. We stand on the shoulders of decades of research in computer interaction design and translated core concepts like dragging, typing, cloning, to a tool that seamlessly integrates with your Drupal website. Since we released the first beta version of Glazed Builder 3 years ago we made hundreds of improvements and have gone through many design changes based on feedback from our customers.

Save Time With Templates We have also made incredible progress in developing template features to improve workflow and productivity. You can save any element or collection of elements in the builder as a user template and it will instantly be accessible in every Glazed Builder instance on your website. We also creating page templates that you can use as a starting point on empty pages. Access A Complete Selection Of Marketing Tools For marketing staff Glazed Builder means liberation! No more need to hustle developers to code a landing page. Our builder provides anything from responsive layouts to countdown timers, sliders, and thousands of icons including the brand new Font Awesome 5 Pro set. Instead of posting a screenshot of marketing content here, I invite you to browse around sooperthemes.com and take a look at our product pages. Each page is built with Glazed Builder, even the blog post you're reading right now is build with Glazed Builder. We believe in eating our own dog food and as you might have guessed sooperthemes.com is themed with Glazed Theme as well. Enough about us.. Get 20% Off For A Limited Time Only

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Categories: Drupal

WizKids Announces Pathfinder Battles: Jungle of Despair Set

Tabletop Gaming News - 26 April 2018 - 7:00am
I just recently got into a new RPG group. The game takes place in a whole new world I’ve never played in before, with players I’ve never gamed with before. So it’ll be interesting to see how everything works out. The DM does use a gridded map for when we play, and brings out the […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

OpenConcept: Owning a .ee - why I Chose to Start a European Company

Planet Drupal - 26 April 2018 - 6:57am

I have to say that historically, I haven't had a good reason to think much about Estonia. It's just the first of the Baltic countries that we covered in history class in high-school. It wasn't until the FWD50 conference in Ottawa where this really shifted.

Siim Sikkut spoke about Estonia building up a digital government from the ground up. The contemporary Estonian government started only 1992, shortly after the WWW started. There were some bold leaders who decided to start not with what other countries had done, but to start digital. He mentioned e-Residency & the ease of starting a new business and I was intrigued.

I already own a digital business, so didn't sign up right away. I think that proximity generally is a bigger factor for our clients than nationality. I am still not sure what the financial opportunities of owning a European company are.

Reading about Estonia's X-Road, I got a sense of how citizens trust government. It is inspiring to see how much access Estonian citizens have to see and manage their own data. It is also amazing to see that Estonian citizens have the right to see who is looking at their file (in real time). It was interesting to see a small country experiment with creating "government as a platform".

I'm one of the co-founders of Civic Tech Ottawa. As an open source advocate, I have been watching the movement of both the open data and open government. Estonia's example kept coming up in discussions of countries that are doing it right. As far as principles for digital government, I was very impressed with the D5 Charter. The Digital 5 (D5) was Estonia, Israel, New Zealand, South Korea & the United Kingdom.

It was shortly after Canada joined (with Uruguay) signed the Charter it became the Digital 7 (D7). This made it real for Canada. Scott Brison put his political weight into shaping a Digital Government of Canada. Learning more about the Estonian system became much more important.

So I signed up to become an e-Resident, got my ID card at the Embassy and logged in to explore what I could of the X-Road. There's not much you can do as an e-Resident, so I decided I needed to also spin up an Estonian company. It wasn't quite as simple as I had been lead to believe. In part this was because I needed to secure a physical Estonian address.

Exploring their system I learned a bit about how the Estonian eID securely connects people to organizations. I needed to use the same card and process to login to several government sites. I also used it to verify that I am an Estonian e-Resident when registering OpenConcept.ee.

I could see first hand how the Estonian model leveraged open source and open standards. As a long time Drupal user I was very happy to see how much this open source CMS is being used in Estonia. Most government departments are using a common base. This allows them to have a consistent look/feel.

It also allows them to invest in common infrastructure to innovate on. With Drupal, they can leverage the community for security, accessibility & multi-lingual delivery. This allows real innovation, focusing on building a consistent secure eID infrastructure.

By focusing on the principles of the D5 Charter I do see a lot of opportunities. The individual technologies will change over time, but the foundation is open source and open standards. If sharing and learning remain key, then governments may one day be real contributors to the open web.

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Revealing Regions − Prey 2's Bowery - by Nathan Cheever

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 26 April 2018 - 6:38am
Back in 2011, the Bowery district was alive and kicking. You will never find a more wretched hub of scum and villainy. This was one of the regions players would bounty hunt aliens in the cancelled sequel to Prey.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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