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Custom Sorting in Drupal Tutorial

In a recent Drupal training, I got a question about a replacement for the Drupal 7 Nodequeue module for Drupal 8 and other future versions. What this module allowed you to do was sort your content in whichever order you preferred. In Drupal, we make lists of content using Views and out of the box, and we have the ability to sort this content in different ways, such as date created, date updated, and alphabetically. But what if I want a list of content sorted in whichever order that I want? In this video tutorial, I'll show you two different methods of custom sorting.

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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."
  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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