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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.
Join us at this year's Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit on October 5th - 6th for presentations, informal discussions, and social gatherings with other Drupal professionals.
Building a responsive website theme in a short time frame with a hard deadline. Awesome mobile-first designs for the win!
Write tests in plain English and never worry that a site update may have broken something.
The web is being accessed using mobile devices by more and more people everyday, and your site should be ready for it.
Producing rich maps from large datasets without crashing your web browser.
DrupalCon Denver is next week! Interesting line up of sessions about Project Management, Node.js and Backbone.js, Mapping, and lots more...
Affinity Bridge will be attending this year's PNW Drupal Summit in Portland. Mack will be on a panel about running a Drupal business and Shawn is doing a session on Build Kit.
Two powerful and flexible search modules - one that allows for pluggable backends, and another that provides pluggable facet widgets - have just become integrated. Get up and running with both of them together - install profile included in this blog post!