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Responsive Images for Media Entities in Drupal 8

by Nick Fletcher /

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Images on websites can be a huge pain when you are optimizing a site. We want our images to render as crisp as possible but we also want our sites to load as fast as possible. Content creators will often ask "what size image should I upload" and with the thought of some tiny image being rendered at full-screen width pixelated out of control we'll answer "as large as you've got". The content creator will then upload a 2mb jpeg and the load time/network request size will increase dramatically.

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PreviousNext's Open Source Contribution Policies and Initiatives for the Drupal Community

by Owen Lansbury /

PreviousNext builds open source digital platforms for large scale customers, primarily based on Drupal and hosted using Kubernetes, two of the world’s biggest open source projects. With our business reliant on the success of these open source projects, our company is committed to contributing where we can in relation to our relatively small size. We get a lot of questions about how we do this, so are happy to share our policies so that other organisations might adopt similar approaches.

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Updating to Drupal 8.8.0 Beta with Composer

by Kim Pepper /

PreviousNext continue to be major contributors to the development and promotion of Drupal 8. As participants of the Drupal 8.8.0 Beta Testing Program, we thought it would be useful to document the steps we took to update one of our sites on Drupal 8.7 to the latest 8.8.0 beta.

Every site is different, so your mileage may vary, but it may save you some time.

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Using Drupal's Entity Definition Update Manager to add bundle support to an existing content entity

by Lee Rowlands /

On a client project we were using a custom Drupal content entity to model some lightweight reusable content.

The content entity was originally single use and did not support bundles (e.g. node entities have node-type bundles).

As the project evolved, we needed to add bundle support for the custom entity-type, despite it already being in production use.

Read on to find out how we achieved this.

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Over 3000 reasons to come to the Drupal South 2019 sprint

by Lee Rowlands /

The 2019 Drupal South sprint is shaping up to be the biggest contribution event in the Australia-Pacific region since Drupalcon Sydney 2013.

This year, core-contributors with over 3000 commit credits between them will be in attendance, including 3 members of the core committers team, 3 members of the Drupal security team, 7 core module/subsystem maintainers as well as maintainers of major contrib modules and command-line tools.

With Drupal 9 just around the corner, this will be a great chance to help the community get popular modules ready for Drupal 9, meet some great people and help shape the future of Drupal.

The PreviousNext team are sponsoring and helping to run the sprint day on Wednesday, November 27th 2019, and there are a few things you can do now to hit the ground running on the day.

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