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Digital Strategies & Solutions Blog

by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

What Is Decoupled Drupal and Why Is It Important?

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

The web has no shortage of digital trends that will pop up on your radar, and one whose momentum has increased over the last couple years is decoupling. In simple terms, the concept of decoupling means separating the frontend of your website from the backend.

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A Proposal for Future Drupal Core Development

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

While working on a presentation for DrupalCon Baltimore, I was brainstorming various tactics and proposals for removing components and modules from Drupal core. The act of deleting something from core can, at first glance, seem simple, but it brings up a more interesting discussion.

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Announcing Docksal, a Docker-Based Development Environment

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

At FFW, 90% of our staff spends all day, every day, working with code. We’re site builders and developers, and we’ve created a number of tools to help make our jobs easier.

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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.

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Simplify local development with Drude

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

*Drude has been renamed Docksal. See this update blog post.

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MidCamp Recap, the Future of Drupal’s Frontend, and the Importance of Events

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

I’m often asked why we bother with Drupal camps, conferences, meetups, etc.

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Managing CSS and JavaScript files in Drupal 8 with Libraries

Thought by David Hernandez, Manager of Learning and Contributions

Drupal 8 revolutionizes the theming experience with many significant improvements to make theming easier, and give themers the flexibility and control they've never had before.

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