I had the honor of speaking last week at DrupalCon in New Orleans, and got to see a whole slew of great presentations. For a recap at our local DrupalPVD meetup I put together a few slides listing some of my favorites, and a few others that I know had generated a lot of buzz. All the session videos are live, so be sure to have a look at the DrupalCon NOLA site to see all the rest of them.
I’ve never had particularly lofty ambitions for Beep Edition, the responsive base theme I started a few years ago. Rather than make a new ‘all singing, all dancing’ kind of theme, I wanted this to be my starting point, and include all of my collected experience in responsive design, accessibility, typography and general good practice.
Content modeling is a pretty interesting emerging topic these days. Karen McGrane (@karenmcgrane) and Jeff Eaton (@eaton) had a great conversation about this recently on Lullabot’s ‘Insert Content Here’ podcast that really got me thinking. Spending time to more fully understand the underlying structure of the content for the site we are working on yields real benefits in semantics and fundability.
It’s what drives innovation. It’s what drives the web. It’s the force behind the questions ‘Why?’ and ‘What if?’
If Tim Berners-Lee was not curious, he would not have created the very place we all work.
If Marc Andreeson wasn’t curious there would be no graphical browser.
If Dries wasn’t curious we wouldn’t have Drupal (there may be a spelling issue there too)
If you weren’t curious you wouldn’t be here.