Producing relevant, up-to-date online content is a challenge for content managers everywhere. The bigger your content output and the more stakeholders you have involved in the process, the harder it is to keep track of whatever is being created, edited, and published. If this is your use case, what you need is a clear, easily manageable content publication workflow.
As a long-time member of the Drupal community and a co-founder of Evolving Web, I think there's a huge opportunity to leverage Drupal to build a stronger, more plural open source community. Drupal has long led the way in the digital space as a tool to create accessible content and experiences for all kinds of audiences. Being more explicit about our actions to increase the inclusiveness of the community that surrounds Drupal is an important next step.
As you may know, Drupal 8 is reaching end-of-life this year, and Drupal 7 will follow suit by November 2022. For this reason, Evolving Web and Pantheon will join forces for a free technical training called Best Practices for Higher Ed Drupal Migrations on September 2.
We all recognize bad information architecture when we see it on a website. There are some signs that the creators didn't do a great job in terms of content structure and organization:
- Confusing menu labels
- Haphazard topic organization
- Critical information and actions jumbled in with general news and marketing copy
- Site searches that return useless, obsolete information
While it's frustrating to come across these issues on someone else's website, it feels much worse when we realize we've made those mistakes ourselves.
Learn how (and why!) higher education institutions can build diversity and inclusion into their admissions process.
Do you work with web content? Are you just getting started with using Drupal to publish your site?
Our team has written extensively about the different things you’ll need to navigate in order to successfully deploy your content strategy with Drupal as your CMS. We broke down this guide into five key themes:
Last week I got to chat with Evolving Web’s UI engineer, Firat Ikiler. Firat has extensive experience in web design and frontend development, and he’s now one of our foremost experts on accessible design. We talked about how he acquired his accessibility skills, how accessibility plays into his day-to-day work, and some of the critical concepts (and common misconceptions) involved in accessible digital design.
Did you know that Drupal core comes with a bunch of optional modules that you have to manually activate in order to use? Find out how to extend the functionality of your Drupal site using out-of-the-box, contributed, and custom options.
Find out how to organize, classify, and relate pieces of content together using the Taxonomy module in Drupal core.
Last week I had the pleasure of hosting Evolving Web's Diversity in Tech event at DrupalFest. I’m fairly new to the Drupal world, and I was excited about this opportunity to connect with the community, which is one I’ve always admired.
The idea of hosting a diversity-themed event at Evolving Web came to us on International Women's Day. It was my second week on the job and together with Suzanne Dergacheva, our co-founder, we decided to host an internal discussion on the subject of women in tech.