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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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Classifying, understanding and building models of networked Drupal sites

by Sam Becker /

One of the increasingly popular architectural paradigms that Drupal has been seen as a leader in, is the concept of a single Drupal software package that can be spun up to power networks of websites with varying degrees of commonality. This is usually driven by the ambitious goal of being able to code and configure Drupal once and then leverage that effort as either an entire platform or foundation for many "networked" sites.

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Introducing Drupal Testing Traits: Drupal extension for testing existing sites

by Jibran Ijaz /

Drupal allows writing tests for installation profiles. A profile can have sample content which is created during installation, like umami in Drupal core. Drupal allows writing tests for modules as well. A module can also have sample content which is created during installation or config import.

Drupal Testing Traits allows writing tests for an already installed site. A site with content types and content. You can write tests for the all the pages in your site in different viewports and test user interactions aka JavaScript tests.

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Using the new Media Library in Drupal 8.6

by Rikki Bochow /

Drupal 8.6 has shipped with the Media Library! It’s just one part of the latest round of improvements from the Media Initiative, but what a great improvement! Being brand new it’s still in the “experimental” module state but we’ve set it up on this website to test it out and are feeling pretty comfortable with its stability.

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Bare Templates: Removing Unnecessary Markup in Twig files

by Pasan Gamage /

In most of the projects we build, the HTML markup provided by core just gets in the way. There is way too many wrapper divs. This can cause issues when trying to create lean markup that matches what is produced in a generated styleguide.

In this post, I'll introduce you to the concept of bare templates, and how you can remove unnecessary markup from your Twig templates.

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