News, Updates & Thoughts

Changing Docker hostnames—with namespaces!

At Evolving Web we love using Docker! So when I needed to do work on several different sites, I just spun up a few Docker containers, and now I've got this:

Bad docker hostnames

Three shells in three different containers, and it's super hard to tell which is which.The hostnames are just random hex strings—so confusing!

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Improve Drupal Usability with Context Active Trail

Drupal has a powerful menu system, but most of the content on a typical Drupal website doesn't end up in the menu navigation. Articles, blog posts, events, you name it. Most content is linked to from views, not directly from a menu. So how do we make it easy for users to know where they are in the hierarchy of the site if they are looking at content that isn't in a menu?

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Drupal Global Training Day in Montreal on September 9th

Evolving Web participated in Drupal Global Training Days September by organizing a free half-day Drupal training at PMI-Montreal's training room in downtown Montreal. We had a wide variety of attendees who were curious about Drupal: designers, small business owners, videographers, seasoned IT professionals, career switchers, college and university students.

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Drupal 8 Training in Ottawa this September

Are you thinking of using Drupal for your next web development project? Evolving Web is excited to be offering a full week of Drupal 8 training at the Code Factory in downtown Ottawa the week of September 12th.

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Creating Landing Pages with Drupal 8 and Paragraphs

As Drupal themers and site builders, we often have to look for creative solutions to build landing pages. Landing pages are special pages often used for marketing campaigns, to attract particular audiences, or to aggregate content about a certain topics.

We want lading pages to be attractive and entice users to click, but we often also need them to be flexible so we can communicate different things. We want landing pages to look great the day we launch a website, but also to be flexible so that a site admin can change the content or add a new page and it still looks great.

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Using Core Base Themes in Drupal 8

One of the first questions I get asked when teaching a Drupal theming class is which base theme to use. The answer has always starts with the unsatisfying: "It depends". Now that I'm teaching Drupal 8 theming, we have a couple new base themes in core added to the mix: classy and stable.

You can learn the difference between the two and how to use them in this previous post.

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Drupal North Summit is Coming to Montreal - June 16-19

If you haven't heard, Drupal North, the regional summit for all things Drupal, is coming up June 16-19 in Montreal. As long-time Drupal community organizers, we're really excited to be sponsoring the 4-day summit at the diamond level.

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Custom Views Sort Plugin for Upcoming Events

This week, our client came up with a seemingly simple request that turned out not so simple: When listing events, they want to show upcoming events before past ones. Not only that, they also want events nearest the current day to show up first. But with a bit of thinking and a custom views sort plugin, this turned out quite easy!

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