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GameMaker: Studio has a new owner, following a $16.4 million acquisition. But what does this mean for game developers, and how does the buyer intend to support the engine? ...
How does the press cover game topics? What's trending the most? Did Microsoft squish Sony -- and what about mobile games? This analysis of 2014's press coverage provides insightful data. ...
Drupal is an excellent content management system. Nodes and fields allow site administrators the ability to create complex datasets and models without having to write a singe mysql query. Unfortunately Drupal’s theming system isn’t as flexible. Complete control over the dom is nearly impossible without a lot of work. Headless Drupal bridges the gap and gives us the best of both worlds.What is headless Drupal?
Headless Drupal is an approach that decouples Drupal’s backend from the frontend theme. Drupal is used as a content store and admin interface. Using the services module in Drupal 7 or Core in Drupal 8, a rest web service can be created. Visitors to the site don’t view a traditional Drupal theme instead they are presented with pages created with Ember.js, Angular.js, or even a custom framework. Using the web service the chosen framework can be used to transfer data from Drupal to the front end and vice versa.Pros
So what makes Headless Drupal so great? For one thing it allows frontend developers full control over the page markup. Page speed also increases since display logic is on the client side instead of the server. Sites can also become much more interactive with page transitions and animations. But most importantly the Drupal admin can also be used to power not only web apps but also mobile applications including Android and iOS.Cons
Unfortunately Headless Drupal is not without its drawbacks. For one layout control for editors becomes much more difficult. Something that could be done easily via context or panels now requires a lot of custom fronted logic. Also if proper caching isn’t utilized and the requests aren’t batched properly lots of roundtrips can occur, causing things to slow down drastically.
GDC 2015 organizers highlight notable career-building events at next month's conference, including sessions and meeting opportunities with the likes of Epic, Riot, Blizzard and more. ...
So you just got the latest design from your graphics department. Now it’s up to you, the drupal developer, to take that design and turn it into reality. The problem is that they used some fancy pants new font and you need to make sure it works on every browser and mobile device.
There are a few solid options to choose from, including Google fonts and the popular @font-your-face drupal module. However, one of the services that I have been using lately is Adobe Typekit. They offer thousands of fonts and make it easy to scale. Typekit offers a basic free account as well as paid...Read More
It is sometimes useful to be able to save our view results into a document to allow non-technical people to manipulate the data.
This is the second in a series of blog posts about the relationship between Drupal and Backdrop CMS, a recently-released fork of Drupal. The goal of the series is to explain how a module (or theme) developer can take a Drupal project they currently maintain and support it for Backdrop as well, while keeping duplicate work to a minimum.
Having a forum you needs quick deletions of improper comments.
In Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 you have to visit admin/content/comments to do so. But then you loose the thread.
You could review and use this patch or add this to your custom module. The first needs review and testing. The later needs a Drupal coder.
Our users may need to log in to any of these services, and sometimes several at the same time. So we needed to have a shared authentication system, a way of synchronizing user accounts, and single sign-on (SSO) functionality.
After a lot of research on the existing methods, such as CAS, we found that there was no generic open-source solution which would cover all of our current needs and would also allow us to grow and scale in the future when adding new features or applications.
We decided to implement the OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect protocols, which were designed to be flexible, yet simple and standardized - exactly what we wanted.
Adds option on Media WYSIWYG to make the selected inline image responsive using the picture module. This simply adds 'data-picture-group="<your breakpoints group>"' and 'data-picture-mapping="<your picture mapping>"' attributes on the inline image.Requirements
I ran into an issue with the Drupal for Facebook module, both for D6 and D7, where I wanted articles to auomatically be posted to Facebook when they are submitted. There appeared to be no way to do this via the module and I had played around with Rules to see if that would work, but no luck.
Developers interested in charting a course through the new frontier of virtual reality game design would be wise to look for advice from trailblazers at the 2015 Game Developers Conference. ...