Three persons staring at each other and smiling
Evolving Web Blog

Sharing our thoughts on all things digital

Layout Basics With Flexbox

I first started learning HTML in the early 2000s from a library book. At this time, our house didn't even have a dial-up connection, much less a high-speed Internet hookup. In the book, I learned how to lay out my website using tables.  

Depending on your age, you may nod your head in nostalgic agreement or chuckle and say, "Nah, they didn't do that. Tables aren't meant to do that."
  

Read more about Layout Basics With Flexbox

Giving Back to Drupal with Free Trainings & Scholarships

A few weeks ago, we launched our Scholarship program to give organizations in need due to the COVID-19 crisis access to free training. Our goal is to help scholarship recipients build a solid technical foundation and the skills they need to build a solid future. So far, we've had a tremendous response and have been able to give away dozens of scholarships to our upcoming courses.

Read more about Giving Back to Drupal with Free Trainings & Scholarships

What is Web Accessibility, and Why Should You Care?

Web accessibility is an inclusive design that ensures everyone can access your website, no matter their abilities.

In the same way a ramp on the sidewalk makes sure someone in a wheelchair can get over the curb, having an alternative (alt) text on an image can make sure someone using a screen-reader can understand what the image conveys.

Read more about What is Web Accessibility, and Why Should You Care?

Beyond Video Tutorials: Effective Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Having trained thousands of people how to use Drupal since 2011, I've learned a lot about what makes students tick. Most of our classes have been in-person, since it's easier to teach effectively when I can instill enthusiasm by jumping up to the whiteboard, or rush over to help someone who's stuck. In wake of COVID-19 and the rapid transition to online learning, I'm reflecting how to make virtual training as engaging as it can be. I'd like to share four key factors for effective learning that go deeper than which video-conference or chat platform to use.

Read more about Beyond Video Tutorials: Effective Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Honouring John Conway (1937-2020), Mathematician Who Inspired the Evolving Web Logo

Today, we'd like to honour Princeton mathematician John Conway, who passed away from COVID-19 at 82 years old. He made impressive contributions in various areas of mathematics but is most widely known for his invention of Conway's Game of Life, a cellular automaton in which simple rules give rise to surprisingly complex behaviours.

Read more about Honouring John Conway (1937-2020), Mathematician Who Inspired the Evolving Web Logo
Evolving Web Newsletter

Sign up for tutorials, best practices and insights, plus info about our acclaimed Drupal Training series.