Theming Miniseries Omega Review

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. OK so with all the best intentions comes the habits of mortal man. I failed miserably in publishing this article on Wednesday as I had suggested I’d do. However it is here now, and better than it would have been if I had rushed to meet a Wednesday “publishing deadline”. [Read More]

Base Themes

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Introduction This is the first mini series I have done on davithorne.net. I decided to make a more in depth review of the 4 themes I gave a basic overview of during my November 2012 talk at DrupalCambs. All my presentations from DrupalCambs can be found at my “presentations” github repository. [Read More]

Contributing to Drupal - a useful guide

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Having been to a couple of the London Drupal Code Sprints [eventbrite.com] now, I have managed to contribute a number of patches for documentation on Drupal Core (None have been accepted at this time, but I am working on them still to get them in) but there seems to be a lot of momentum at the moment behind getting more involved in the community. [Read More]

Nexus 10 - My experience

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Introduction So, I went and recently bought the 16GB Nexus 10 from the Google Play store. I was originally looking to wait for the 32GB but decided as they had the 16GB in stock at the time, and that 16GB had always suited me on my iPad that it would do here too. It’s not as if I stored all my music on my tablet - that is what my iPod or phone are for. [Read More]

New year, new beginnings

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. OK I say this every year, but I really must do this blogging thing more often (And actually really start blogging on my company site [contemporaryfusion.co.uk] too). So 2012 was a difficult year for me both health and business wise (Something I am working on), and there is SO much more I wish to do over 2013! [Read More]

David Thorne's Site Relaunched on Drupal 7

Links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. Well it has finally happened, I have upgraded my site to Drupal 7. I am finally shot of Drupal 6 (on this site at least - my company [contemporaryfusion.co.uk] one is a work in progress) My Omega based theme discussed in my earlier blog [davidthorne.net] is well underway, but I got fed up of importing in blog articles via the feeds module I have published the site temporarily with the Bartik default theme, so I can concentrate in my “free time” on building the Contemporary Fusion website. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 2

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. All links are to drupal.org unless otherwise stated Well this always happens, I overslept and woke up at midday! So as I write this I have little to report. I will be watching the keynote by Fabien Potencier (The gentleman behind the Symfony [Symfony.com], as well as Angie Byron’s talk on Drupal 8: What you need to know, My [meetup. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 2

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. All URL’s are to drupal.org unless otherwise stated Day 2 of DrupalCon Munich, and once again I was up for the keynote (I am doing 1 keynote better than last year! At D.C. London I only made Dries’ keynote). This time it was by Anke Domscheit-Berg, entitled “Digital Democracy - How Technology helps Governments and Citizens to Open Up Politics and Public Administration” It was a very interesting keynote on the importance of open data, and allowing people access to non-sensitive data. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 1

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. First day of DrupalCon proper. It’s lunchtime and I am writing my blog. So far the sessions have been good. Dries’ keynote [drupal.org] was different, it was an interview done by Josh Koenig (JoshK [drupal.org]) on D.O [drupal.org]. The questions were mostly regarding Drupal 8, Acquia, and (Most importantly!) how Dries keeps his hair spiky! After the Keynote, I went a long to the Caching with no fear [drupal. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 0

(adopts pants Geordie accent) Day 0* In the DrupalCon Munich Hotel And David is determined to write a blog everyday! DrupalCon is finally here! Not that I have been waiting for a long time or anything! As I write this I have just popped up to my room to grab my AC adapter, and my conference pass so people know I am a Drupaler. Not that they wouldn’t guess given I am wearing my XKCD “compiling” tshirt [xkcd. [Read More]