Drupal 8: Blocks & Layouts Everywhere Initiative

This group should probably have more organizers. See documentation on this recommendation.

This initiative aims to bring unity to a system of disjointed output components (blocks, page callbacks, menus, theme settings, and more) and provide a standardized mechanism of output, new tools for placing content on a page, and a potential for performance gains amongst other benefits.

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Porting Backdrop's layout system to Drupal?

Backdrop (a new CMS that is a Drupal 7 port with added Drupal 8 goodies) has an interesting new layout system. it's one of its attractive features.

I'm curious if this feature could be ported to Drupal.

Details and a video:
https://groups.drupal.org/node/433933

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Free Webinar by Megan Sanicki, COO, Drupal Association: Cracking the Community Code

Start: 
2015-04-15 21:30 - 22:30 Asia/Kolkata
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Building communities is an artsy science that is a strategic initiative for organizations of all kinds from nonprofit to for-profit. In this webinar, we will remove the mystery of building thriving online communities. We will look at community building best practices from leading community managers such as Jono Bacon of Ubuntu, and will understand how to use these pro-tips to grow and nurture global communities through a case study on Drupal.

Why Should You Attend This?

o To learn how the Drupal community grows and is nurtured
o To learn about the community management best practices

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PriyankaTuteja's picture

[Free Webinar] Drupal 8: Frontend for Backenders

Start: 
2015-04-01 12:00 - 13:00 America/New_York
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Drupal 8 will ship with a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simpler theme layer. In this webinar, our speaker will show you some goodies from Twig and give you a walkthrough on how to get started with it.

He will also talk about the major problems that people were facing in working with Drupal 7 and what the community has done to make it better. This webinar will show - in both practical examples and on a broader scale - why Drupal 8 will make peace between backenders and frontenders.

Why Should You Attend This?

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Routing in Drupal 8: Decoupling hook_menu

Start: 
2014-09-17 15:00 - 16:00 Asia/Kolkata
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Drupal 8 is taking the same path as other MVC (Model View Controller) frameworks like Ruby and Symfony, which makes it easier for developers to make an easy entry. Much of the Drupal code which seemed alien before now seems familiar to developers with experience in other frameworks.

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Breaking Limitations using Drupal 8

Start: 
2014-06-25 15:00 - 16:00 Asia/Kolkata

Brief: Drupal 7 is a brilliant content management platform, but not without limitations. You’d often find site builders, developers and project managers struggling with its pain points like deployment–which can be a real nightmare if not performed correctly and not being able to use the same block in two regions.

​In this webinar, the speaker will touch base with various pain points that hit us on a day-to-day basis while working with Drupal 7 and introduce the features and improvements of Drupal 8 that will help you overcome these pain points and make your life easier.​

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Meeting Minutes of Layout Discussion at Drupal Dev Days Szeged

At Drupal Dev Days we had a discussion about Layouts in Drupal 8.

Attendees:
- Michael Schmid (Schnitzel) Initiator of Discussion, works at Amazee Labs, builds big websites, uses Panels & Panelizer
- Bram Goffings (aspilicious) Maintainer of Display Suite
- Jesse Beach (jessebeach) Working at OCTO, Involved in Spark & Scotch D8
- Wim Leers (Wim Leers) Working at OCTO, Involved in Spark & Scotch D8
- Fredrik Lassen (frega) Works for Wunderkraut, they build big websites and uses Panels & Panelizer

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Drupal 8 Layout Sprint

Start: 
2014-06-11 09:00 - 2014-06-15 18:00 Europe/Zurich

The status of Drupal 8 core and contrib is awesome. People start to bootstrap real projects!

You might ask soon: But how are we going to deal with layout in our bigger projects?
Say, i need a hub page containing some ordered / wrapped widgets...
It's not a view, placing blocks or trying to use fields is a bad match.
You can't believe this needs custom code in Drupal 8! What about Drupal 7 tools like Panels?

You get it, it's time for another massive Drupal 8 Contrib Sprint!

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dasjo's picture

Survey: Blocks & layouts from D7 to D8

Hi all,

I have created a survey for my presentation on Blocks & Layouts at Drupal Dev Days Szeged.

If you want to share your take on dealing with Blocks & Layouts in Drupal 7 and your perspective on Drupal 8, go ahead and fill this one out:

https://dasjo.webform.com/form/11188

Also feel free to share my tweet

https://twitter.com/dasjo/status/446299426047660033

Did I miss any options in the survey? I'd be happy to received some feedback and will keep you posted with the results and my slides after Drupal Dev Days.

Greetings,
dasjo

giorgio79's picture

Did this initiative fail?

Looking at its issues they all seem to be abandoned and many moved to D9?

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PHP/DRUPAL DEVELOPER (ARLINGTON) | Clovis Group

Telecommute: 
Not allowed

I CURRENTLY HAVE SEVERAL OPENINGS FOR PHP AND DRUPAL DEVELOPERS IN THE DC METRO AREA! I am looking for enthusiastic developers who are passionate about the latest techonogies and want to grow within the company! Positions are contract to hire so I am really looking for dedicated workers who are looking to find a stable place in this modern, fast paced and tight knit compent. Great Work Atmosphere! Please send updated resume to: Romina.nally@clovisgroup.com

Also note, I give referral bonuses! $500-$1000 in your pocket if the individual you referred gets placed!

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Is it possible to pass context to a block plugin in Drupal 8?

Is it possible to pass context to a block plugin in Drupal 8 (core)? Some of the early initiative discussion implied this would be possible but I have been able to find out how I would do it.

Example use case: Create a "Contact User" block, place it on user pages (picks up context from user page), but also place it on the "Help" page and the "Contact Us" page but for those pages set what users should be used. We have recently started creating all of our Panel panes this way in D7 and it is very effective

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Drupal Architect in Bangalore | Client of Cambio Consulting

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

6+ years experience in hands-on development and leading teams
5+ Experience in working on Drupal and leading Drupal Teams

Active involvement in Drupal Communities, Workshops, Conferences etc.
Active Contributor to Drupal - should have an User profile like https://drupal.org/user/1
Should have contributed to multiple Projects on Drupal
Programming in PHP5, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and related frameworks.
Product deployment, code optimisation suggestions, documentation.
Creating themes, modules and/or core of Drupal to create new features on a Drupal system.

Contact:

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BIfinance's picture

Senior Drupal Developer | Balance Interactive

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Senior Drupal Developer

Balance Interactive is seeking a Senior Drupal Developer to join our team. This is a Contract Position for a Government Agency.

As Senior Drupal Developer, you will be responsible for…
• Assist in the design, implementation, testing and deployment of enterprise-scale Drupal web applications
• Work with others to implement 508 compliant front-end functionality and highly interactive and usable Drupal themes
• Work with others to implement complex functionality using PHP by creating custom Drupal modules

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Excellent Openings for Drupal Team Leaders, 2 Positions | CompIndia

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Are you one of the BEST Drupal Experts in Chennai and have the REAL experience working in IT industry? If so, here is a chance to take your career to the next level.

We are looking for immediate recruitment persons who have a minimum of 4 years experience in Drupal and about 5 years of programming experience with PHP.

If you are interested please contact Sonia at sbanu@compindia.com

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to take your career to the next level.

BIfinance's picture

Senior Drupal Designer | Balance Interactive

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Senior Drupal Developer

Balance Interactive is seeking a Senior Drupal Developer to join our team. This is a Contract Position for a Government Agency.

As Senior Drupal Developer, you will be responsible for…
• Assist in the design, implementation, testing and deployment of enterprise-scale Drupal web applications
• Work with others to implement 508 compliant front-end functionality and highly interactive and usable Drupal themes
• Work with others to implement complex functionality using PHP by creating custom Drupal modules

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Weekly update - calling all SCOTCH enthusiasts!

Start: 
2013-06-06 10:30 - 11:00 Australia/Sydney
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Hoping to make this a weekly call to get an update on SCOTCH progress, specifically what has been done lately, what is in progress, what needs reviewing, how you can help.

The agenda is fairly open for this first call but the idea is to pick a few things to focus on, assign people who can work on them, and set up some milestones.

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Drupal Architect/Senior Developer | Alliance Life Sciences

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

• Understand and be able to articulate business impacts of technical decisions and drive solutions to specific business problems through the effective use of digital functionalities/capabilities
• Analyze requirements and propose alternative solutions concerning application architecture for digital projects and digital capabilities
• Demonstrate a strong ability to learn new information and systems quickly, work successfully in a highly matrixed organization and forge partnerships with development, platform, operations, Digital Product Engineering, and DCoE teams.

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karengoldin's picture

Drupal Architect | Alliance Life Sciences

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Not allowed

Long term contract opportunity - central NJ
Would you be interested or know somebody? We have a referral bonus!

o Creating technical solutions from business requirements
o Integrating new features into the existing Dural Architecture
o Developing proof of concepts for new services, ideas, integrations
• This is a hands on role
• Resource needs expertise in Drupal 6 and/or 7
• Knowledge of 3rd party hosting solutions, Java, JBoss, MYSQL or MS SQL databases

Karen Goldin | Senior Recruiter | kgoldin@alscg.com
Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/KarenGoldin

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effulgentsia's picture

Removing region and position from block theming

In Drupal 7, not only do you have region.tpl.php in which there's ample opportunity to customize wrapper markup around blocks, you are also able to override block markup on a per-region basis via a block--REGION_NAME.tpl.php file, as well as alter any block variable based on $region within your THEME_NAME_preprocess_block() function.

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sdboyer's picture

Blocks & Layouts (SCOTCH) Post-Feature Freeze Overview

The big picture

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