Making Drupal 8 Mobilicious The time to shape our future is now John Tue, 09/11/2012 - 23:09

At Drupalcon Munich, one of the awesome things was seeing so many people show an interest in helping out with Drupal 8’s Mobile Initiative. On the Friday after Drupalcon’s session, at that Code Sprint, there were four tables full of people helping out with JavaScript issues, Drupal’s administrative screens, responsive images, and HTML5. And, as Dries’ recent blog post shows, now is the perfect time for you to help out with the Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative.

By John, 25 May, 2012

Homebrew is pretty damn sweet if you are a developer on Mac OS X. It’s the package manager that doesn’t suck.

But the developers that run Homebrew aren’t PHP developers. And their official policy of not providing a formula (homebrew’s name for a “package”) for software already included in Mac OS X means that PHP wasn’t going to be available in Homebrew.

By John, 7 May, 2012

I often get asked about recommendations I may have for good resources for learning CSS. I learned CSS during the dark ages. The only online resource was the spec itself (light blue paper background and all.) So I’ve never had a need to go out and find good CSS resources.

By John, 18 April, 2012

This Friday through Sunday, I’m going to San Francisco to attend a sprint to “rebuild the theme layer” in Drupal 8. This is the next exciting step in a journey I started nearly 3 years ago.

I’ll hope you’ll join me at the sprints as we combat Drupal 7 and the Arrays of Doom!

A Drupalcon 2012 film: Drupal 7 and the Arrays of Doom
Modified slightly from a tweet by @SGreenwellUT

Scene 1. [Day break. Our themer is hunched over his keyboard writing awesome themes in Drupal 6, but he’s troubled.]

User-defined keywords in CSS A look back at my hopes before Sass John Sat, 03/03/2012 - 00:54

Today I came across some notes I made 5 years ago in March of 2007. In it I dream of a world where I could define my own “CSS keywords”. Today I have something better. I have Sass.