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Digital Strategies Blog

Ideas about the things we know best: web technology, digital strategy, and creating compelling digital experiences.

The Power of Extending Twig Templates

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

Extending in Twig is a method by which one template can inherit content from another template, while still being able to override parts of that content. This relationship is easy to imagine if you are familiar with Drupal’s default system of template inheritance.

July 21, 2016

The ABC's of Drupal: Component, Composer, Console

Thought by Ray Saltini, Director, FFW Center of Excellence

When we said we'd introduce you to the ABC's of Drupal we didn't just mean the easy stuff. Here are three C's that will help you understand the power behind Drupal 8.

FFW at Drupal GovCon 2016

Thought by Ricardo Osuna, Director, Marketing Communications

If you work in the public sector and want to learn about the latest and greatest in Drupal, there’s no better place to go than the annual Drupal GovCon.

July 10, 2016

The ABC's of Drupal: Aliases, Blocks and Content Types

Thought by Ray Saltini, Director, FFW Center of Excellence

For anyone who's ever looked up a definition of a Drupal term and been left wondering what it all means, here are some practical real world explanations you can use to navigate the Drupalverse. Watch this space and use comments to send us your requests.

July 06, 2016

Mastering the Basics: How to Do Discovery Right

Thought by Ray Saltini, Director, FFW Center of Excellence

Discovery is the part where you make it your business to find out what you don’t know you need to know. Discovery is a process, not a workshop or a questionnaire. There’s a reason why it's called Discovery. You may think you know what you're going to find but often you don’t.

July 06, 2016

Personalization Prerequisites: Defining How You Will Measure Success

Thought by Dave Sawyer, Senior Solutions Architect

You’ve just rolled out your new website redesign. Internal stakeholders love the fresh new look. You read a series of positive emails and chatter on your Slack channel. You’re feeling great because, hey, that was a lot of work. But how is the new site actually serving its customers?

Go Camping with Drupal This Summer

Thought by Ray Saltini, Director, FFW Center of Excellence

Why spend all your time at the beach when you can be learning even more about Drupal. Here are just a few of the camps our staff will be participating in this summer. We hope to see you there.


June 06, 2016

Personalization Prerequisites: Creating a Content Strategy

Thought by Dave Sawyer, Senior Solutions Architect
By 2018, businesses that excel in personalization will outsell those that don’t by 20%. Though the benefits are clear, the path to get there is not. Of all the challenges to implementing a content personalization solution, perhaps the most important challenge has to do with producing the content itself. It's time to revisit your content strategy.