Blog :: Drupal8

Drupal 6 has reached the end of its life (EOL), leaving many Drupal 6 site owners wondering what to do with their sites. "Upgrade to Drupal 8" is the most obvious choice, but upgrading from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 can still be a bit tricky.
I remember back at Drupalcon Portland 2013 asking Angie Byron (webchick), Why not ship the new Drupal 8 with a blank canvas theme, so front end developers could do their job without the needing to shop for a third party theme? She said that was a good argument and should be taken into consideration, and it looks like my requested was fulfilled. Thank you.
We've been experimenting with Drupal 8 for a while now, but this site is the first project we've put into production built on it. For folks who've worked with Drupal 6 or 7 previously and are just getting started using 8, here are a few tidbits worth being aware of when getting started.