More and more these days the impending release of Drupal 8 is being discussed within our team and in client meetings. While it’s scheduled to be released later in 2014, we’re already looking forward to how it’s going to change and improve our workflows. While we wait for it's release we'll be busy porting the modules we maintain to D8 and working on a plan for migrating some of our aging (and soon to be unsupported) D6 sites.

Web accessibility as a whole is a set of recommendations for ensuring that information on websites can easily be consumed by anyone and everyone. This is applies to every user: Mike, whose mouse no longer works; Jane, who is completely unable to operate mechanical input; Sarah, who is partially colour blind; to Steve, who cannot see at all.

EvanNovember 19th ’13

Test Wrangling

Evan — November 19th ’13 in Planet Drupal, Development

I was recently responsible for building a suite of Behat-based tests for an existing site using the excellent Behat Drupal Extension. After initially wrapping my head around Behat with some simple tests, I moved on to some more complex tests for the site's business logic, involving the creation of nodes and the voting API. Happy with my test feature, I ran it a couple of times only to get a different result every time; sometimes it would pass, sometimes it would fail early and sometimes it would fail on the penultimate step. What was going on?

new agency partners

Over the last few months we’ve had a few new agency partners hop aboard the Fuse train so, I figured I should tell you about ‘em. But first, a little bit about how we work with agencies: Our Agency partnerships have always been important to us. We like to think we’ve filled a Drupal-shaped void that many traditional agencies have.

As part of a recent movement to think critically about our front-end best practices, many of us are reconsidering the merits of presentational class names, previously frowned upon as “unsemantic”. Building on these ideas, I’ll show how character escapes, a little-known feature of CSS, can help make these presentational classes both more versatile and more readable.