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blog.studio.gd: Drupal 8 Views Plugins (Part 2) : The display extender plugin

Planet Drupal - 4 October 2018 - 8:14am
Let's see how and why to use a views display extender plugin.
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blog.studio.gd: Views Plugins (Part 1) : Simple area handler plugin

Planet Drupal - 4 October 2018 - 8:14am
In this series I will show you how to make use of the new Drupal 8 Plugin system, we begin with a simple example : the views area handler plugins.
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blog.studio.gd: Overview of CMI in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 4 October 2018 - 8:14am
Some notes about the new Configuration management system in Drupal 8
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blog.studio.gd: Migrate to Drupal 8 from a custom site

Planet Drupal - 4 October 2018 - 8:14am
Migrate is now included in the Drupal core for making the upgrade path from 6.x and 7.x versions to Drupal 8.

In this article will see how to use the Drupal migration framework to migrate custom sites to drupal 8.
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blog.studio.gd: Inline Entity Display

Planet Drupal - 4 October 2018 - 8:14am
Handle referenced entity fields directly in the parent entity
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Behat Generator

New Drupal Modules - 4 October 2018 - 8:01am

This project is a tool which provides Drush commands to generate Behat tests automatically based on the configuration already created for the site.

This is a quick way to set up tests once functionality has already been implemented.

Usage $ drush generate behat-generator-content-test
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Strip HTML tags - Custom text format filter

New Drupal Modules - 4 October 2018 - 7:57am

This module adds a new filter to the Drupal text formats.

This filter enables the user (admin) to strip specified HTML tags from the HTML text that uses this filter.

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Crimson Company: From Vision to First Edition - by Fabian Fischer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 4 October 2018 - 7:26am
Crimson Company is a competitive card game without decks, hands and private collections. Through the introduction of "board drafting", it aims to combine the strengths of the best card battlers, while also tackling some of their central design problems.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

The Three Philosophies of Stealth Game Design - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 4 October 2018 - 6:56am
Today's post looks at the evolution of stealth gameplay into three different philosophies of game design
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Planning a game – finding your way - by Joel Berman

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 4 October 2018 - 6:55am
A post about planning your games and managing motivation, especially for those who don't like to plan.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Gnomecast #50 – Not Just Kid Stuff

Gnome Stew - 4 October 2018 - 5:25am

Join Ang and Chris on this special 50th episode of Gnomecast! Our hosts discuss their personal history with RPGs, the state of the hobby today, and what their futures might hold. Even with 50 episodes under their belts, will the gnomes be spared a trip to the stew pot?

Download: Gnomecast #50 – Not Just Kid Stuff

Keep up with all the gnomes by visiting gnomestew.com, following @gnomestew on Twitter, or visiting the Gnome Stew Facebook Page. Check out Gnome Stew Merch, and support Gnome Stew on Patreon!

Follow Ang at @orikes13 on Twitter or find her in the Misdirected Mark Google+ Community.

Find Chris and the whole Misdirected Mark network at @MisdirectedMark on Twitter, the Misdirected Mark Facebook Group, and the Misdirected Mark Google+ Community.

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Mass.gov Digital Services: Why we write at a 6th grade level

Planet Drupal - 4 October 2018 - 3:31am
Variety of content and the need for empathy drive our effort to simplify language across Mass.gov

Nearly 7 million people live in Massachusetts, and millions more visit the state each year. These people come from different backgrounds and interact with the Commonwealth for various reasons.

Graphic showing more than 3 million visitors go to Mass.gov each month.

We need to write for everyone while empathizing with each individual. That’s why we write at a 6th grade reading level. Let’s dig into the reasons why.

Education isn’t the main factor

The Commonwealth has a high literacy rate and a world-renowned education network. From elementary school to college and beyond, you can get a great education here.

We’re proud of our education environment, but it doesn’t affect our readability standards. Navigating the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program might be challenging for everyone.

Complexity demands simplicity

People searching for nutrition services are doing so out of necessity. They’re probably frustrated, worried, and scared. That affects how people read and retain information.

Learn about our content strategy. Read the 2017 content team review.

This is the case for many other scenarios. Government services can be complicated to navigate. Our job is to simplify language. We get rid of the white noise and focus on essential details.

Time is not on our side

You don’t browse Mass.gov in your free time. It’s a resource you use when you have to. Think of it as a speedboat, not a cruise ship. They’ll both get you across the water, just at different speeds.

Graphic showing desktop visitors to Mass.gov look at more pages and have longer sessions than mobile and tablet visitors.

Mass.gov visitors on mobile devices spend less time on the site and read fewer pages. The 44% share of mobile and tablet traffic will only increase over time. These visitors need information boiled down to essential details. Simplifying language is key here.

Exception to the rule

A 6th-grade reading level doesn’t work all the time. We noticed this when we conducted power-user testing. Lawyers, accountants, and other groups who frequently use Mass.gov were involved in the tests.

These groups want jargon and industry language. It taught us that readability is relative.

Where we are today

We use the Flesch-Kincaid model to determine reading level in our dashboards. It accounts for factors like sentence length and the number of syllables in words.

This is a good foundation to ensure we consistently hit the mark. However, time is the most important tool we have. The more content we write, the better we’ll get.

Writing is a skill refined over time, and adjusting writing styles isn’t simple. Even so, we’re making progress. In fact, this post is written at a 6th grade reading level.

Interested in a career in civic tech? Find job openings at Digital Services.

Follow us on Twitter | Collaborate with us on GitHub | Visit our site

Why we write at a 6th grade level was originally published in MA Digital Services on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Categories: Drupal

Building a Multiplayer RTS in Unreal Engine - by Andrew Erridge

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 4 October 2018 - 2:28am
A detailed, but practical take on transferring bits and networking architecture for an RTS.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Bulk Message System

New Drupal Modules - 4 October 2018 - 12:59am
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Monsido

New Drupal Modules - 4 October 2018 - 12:03am

Module were working with the following features:

A variable_set that was configured via a module config page
Ensuring that the module would load the monsido js file and the site embed js in the same group ensuring that they're loaded in the correct order AFTER jquery.

Categories: Drupal

Character Class: Multi-classing: Power Gamers, Part One

RPGNet - 4 October 2018 - 12:00am
Power gamers: a source of conflict?
Categories: Game Theory & Design

OSTraining: Should I Re-use Existing Drupal Fields?

Planet Drupal - 3 October 2018 - 9:08pm
Sometimes we're able to give really clear advice: "Do this!" or "Don't do that!"

This is not going to be one of those blog posts.

Drupal gives you the ability to re-use fields. If you have an "Image" field, you could choose to use that same field on every content type on your site. However, it's not always clear whether re-using fields is a good idea. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.

Here's an overview of the advantages and disadvantages to consider before re-using Drupal fields.

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lakshminp.com: Continuous delivery of Drupal using Ansible and Gitlab

Planet Drupal - 3 October 2018 - 7:37pm
Continuous delivery of Drupal using Ansible and Gitlab lakshminp Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:37

Now that we have automated our deployment, it wouldn't be too hard to wire it with our code management setup. In this post, we will hook the Ansible scripts with our Git hosting setup so that a deployment gets triggered when you do a "git push". The idea is, deployment shouldn't be a chore, so that developers don't even think of it and only focus on the business logic of their application.

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Community: Governance Task Force Community Update, October 2018

Planet Drupal - 3 October 2018 - 6:14pm

This is a public update on the work of the Governance Task Force.

The Governance Task Force has been working hard to prepare the proposal. We currently have a completed draft that we are actively refining for editorial improvement. As part of the review, we believe it is important to get initial feedback from some key stakeholders to ensure there are no major issues identified. We'll consider making changes to the proposal at our discretion. The proposal will then be delivered to the community and we’re very excited to soon share this. While things may change, we believe we are on time to deliver the proposal before the end of October.

Our team is actively discussing the handoff and next steps that follow from our work. We recognize that there may be ongoing support needed and want to do what we can to help follow-up efforts. It is imperative that momentum is maintained after our proposal is delivered.

We will be recommending a public commentary period before any recommendations move forward for the community to share their thoughts. This commentary period will likely outlast the task force. The task force will officially disband at the end of October, as we have stated in our charter. This does not mean that the work is complete, as there may be discussion and, most importantly, approved recommendations will need support to move forward. The task force wants to do what we can to enable the next steps and we are actively discussing how this might happen, even if we, as individuals, participate without an official charter.

We continue to be committed to serving the community and operating in a transparent way. If you wish to reach us, please fill out this Google form and we will respond as soon as we’re able.

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