The Deployable Dev Stack

Are you sick of trying to figure out how to setup your local environment to closely mimic the live server? Have you ever said, “But it works locally!” Are you simply sick of manually running tasks over and over again like placing files or installing drupal/drush?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone! Local development deserves the automation and ease that live and staging servers have using provisioning tools.

Your local machine is a server, too.

Cat gifs. Also front-end build process.

Today’s front-end workflow benefits greatly from familiarity with a few key languages and libraries - this is especially true as we move closer to a D8 release date. The front-enders at Chapter Three came together to discuss standardizing projects; a goal that had raised much contention in the past. After several rounds of hand-to-hand combat, we were able to come together and produce a front-end build process that has increased productivity, decreased friction, and helped with posterity and team interoperability.

Theming for Performance

Some of the most aesthetically pleasing sites are also the slowest, but you don't have to limit yourself to square corners and solid background colors to speed up your Drupal site. There are a number of tips and simple techniques you can adopt in your current process to get both performance and great design in future projects.


While clear, many somehow forget the simple equation that:

Great design + fast loading pages + (great content of course) = more traffic.


Responsive Images in Drupal

Images have always been an especially tricky item in responsive designs. They need to look good in a variety of screen sizes, screen resolutions and minimally impact performance. HTML5 has solved that problem with the new <picture> element, but how do we use that in Drupal? Even trickier, how do we still maintain the level of control and consistency both clients and designers expect from Drupal?

Site Building Training

Date: Friday, June 19th, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Training provided by Lullabot. There are many ways to get your content from the database to the screen in Drupal. In this course, we'll take you on a deep dive into the Panels system and teach you a pragmatic and consistent approach to site architecture.  You'll learn why and how to use panels and the benefits for you, your team, your clients and even the next development team. Bring your laptop if you want to follow along and build your own site!