Drupal North: Growth of the Drupal Ecosystem in Canada

There’s never been a better time to be a Drupal user in Canada.

Since I started using Drupal in 2008, I’ve seen anecdotal evidence that Drupal is popular in Canada. Since 2006, and probably earlier, there have been active users groups in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, that organize regular conferences and meetups. These local groups are key to the Drupal community’s culture of open source and knowledge sharing. So I wasn’t surprised to learn that Canada is fourth in the world in terms of active users on Drupal.org (behind the US, Great Britain, and India).

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How Content Editors Use the Drupal Layout Builder

The Layout Builder is one of the most exciting new features in Drupal 8. It's a site building tool that makes it easier to configure how your content is displayed in Drupal. You can use a drag-and-drop interface to combine fields, nodes, and other content, and actually control the layout used to contain that content.

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Guerilla Marketing Tips from Ad Veteran Pete Favat

Several members of the Evolving Web team attended a marketing cocktail with Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer of Deutsch North America. He shared several important lessons about guerrilla marketing strategy that he used in creating high-impact TV ad campaigns such as “truth”, which shocked late-90s viewers into realizing the harm being caused by Big Tobacco.

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Final Thoughts on Drupal North 2019

This year's edition of Drupal North has come to an end and what a great experience it has been. We got to connect with so many people in the community, share our experiences, and learn from others. Here are some of the highlights and key takeaways from the last 3 days:

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What We Learned at Drupal North Day 2

Another successful day at Drupal North is now complete! This day was packed with sessions from all kinds of speakers, including our very own Jigar Mehta and Robert Ngo. Some great discussions were had amongst the Drupal community which was out in full force. Here are some of the ideas that we saw repeated throughout the day:

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Top 4 Takeaways from Drupal North Day 1

Today marked the kick-off of Drupal North 2019, and Evolving Web is excited to be a part of it for the 4th year in a row. Day 1 was packed with trainings, summits (for the 1st time!), and networking opportunities.

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Speed Up Front-end Development with Drupal UI Patterns

Why create and style something twice if you can do it once? This is one of the guiding principles behind programming. The Drupal UI Patterns module brings component-driven development to Drupal. This means that you create a component once and then reuse it anywhere on your site.

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Cludo + Drupal = Instant User-Friendly Search

Search is a key feature in web experience, and for a lot of people, it's the go-to method to find content. We use search countless times a day on our smartphones in various contexts. And yet, when we're building out websites, search is often an afterthought that we don't spend much time on. Search gets added to the laundry list of site features, like meta tags and social media links.

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