We’ve been busy in the last few weeks and it’s our pleasure to introduce the latest release off our production line: Swisscom SME Business World.
SME Business World is an initiative by Switzerland's biggest telecommunications provider to help and connect SMEs in the country.
The focus of this mandate lay in refining the editor’s experience. While content editors often are forgotten in web projects, they took the center stage in this one. Specific improvements were made by providing a solution consisting of modules like Fieldable panels panes and Ctool’s page manager to provide a powerful in-place editing experience.
Since Switzerland is a multilingual country the Translation Management Tool and the Supertext module were implemented to ensure the quality of copy, in the different languages, is consistent on the site.
Besides these less visible betterments the site received a facelift too.
We hope that Switzerland’s SMEs can profit from the output of the platform's exuberant content editors.
Check out our newest release: Tele - Switzerland's premium TV guide publication. Axel Springer Schweiz mandated us with the development of a fresher, user and editor friendlier platform.
Additionally we implemented a deep Brightcove integration to show Tele's new daily web-show ZAPPIN‘.
So, up for a cosy evening with Chips and TV ? Tele will tell you what to watch.
Be friends with your content editor
Michael and Christophe Galli held a reprise of their DrupalCon session.
There Are No Bad Clients, Just Bad Project Managers
Dagmar talked about her experience as a project manager. According to Twitter this session was the best one at the camp.
John O'Nolan (twitter), the guy from ghost, kicked off day 2 of the DrupalCamp Vienna 2013 with a very impressive keynote about the topic "Focus - The value of choosing just one thing at the bazaar".
And directly after this presentation, Dagmar talked about why there are no bad clients, only bad project managers.
She attracted quite a crowd with her talk.
And if you missed the presentation you can watch it on YouTube.
Overall we had a really great time in Vienna! It was a pleasure to be here and connect with other open minded people.
A special Thank you goes out to the members of Drupal Austria who made this event possible.
I also have uploaded a selection of photos I took during the camp on flickr.
The memories of BADCamp and DrupalCon Prague are still fresh in my mind, however the Drupal event calendar allowed me to head east again. The destination of this trip was the DrupalCamp Vienna, which attracted around 300 people from all over the world.
Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire kicked off this camp with a keynote, inspired by the slogan of the event, about connecting open minds.
Drupal Austria did a great job organizing this event.
The FH Technikum Wien is a really nice venue. It offers a lot of daylight regardless of the weather. Also from an architectural point of view it is very interesting. Here are some impressions which I took this morning.
Update: My presentation was recorded and is already available on YouTube
After an eventful DrupalCon in Prague the Drupal calendar has another another workout lined-up for us. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday 300 Drupalistas will meet up in Vienna. Among them are our Michael (schnitzel), Dagmar (dagmita) and Boris (borisbaldinger). If you're heading there too, make sure to attend their sessions.
Friday, 22 November
Saturday, 23 November
- 11:00 Translation Management by schnitzel - Room Webshapers
- 12:00 There are no bad clients, just bad project managers by dagmita - Room Zensations
There won't be any Swiss chocolate available at our sessions. Come for the content and not for the bribes. ;)
We proudly present our latest release: SRF Die Schweizer!
During the month of November all eyes are set on Switzerland and its history - at least at SRF, the Swiss national broadcasting company. They entrusted us with building the website for their series about major events in the nation's history.
We designed and implemented the platform and made the Swiss national heroes look good on desktop, tablet and mobile by making the platform fully responsive. Furthermore we implemented a video upload portal to host user generated content.
Get into some Swiss history right here.
Please welcome our latest release, Exped.
There are a lot of fantastic events in the Drupal community. One of the bigger ones is the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) in Berkeley, CA. A camp the size of a DrupalCon and located in one of the most beautiful places in North America.
On the first day Michael and me went out to join others at the Berkeley City Club to contribute to Drupal's core. As at most Drupal events there were code sprints happening before, during and after the event. The location was very classy and made us feel like kings.
After a short setup we started to discuss and work on different issues. We had a lot of discussions and made some good progress.
Events like these aren't only about the lines of code and time you put in, it is also about all the friends you make and meet. We gathered at Cathy's AirBnB flat to cook, eat, write some Drupal songs and have a good time.
On the third day it was time to move the code sprints to a bigger location so that more people could join us and work in different sprint groups on various topics.
At the conference we took the opportunity to give some knowledge back to the community. On Saturday Michael talked about "Multilingual Awesomeness" and "Why you need more than one server to run a big and fast Drupal site". On Sunday Michael and I held a session about "Displaying ads in an ajaxified Drupal environment".
Up to now, we have had an excellent time in the Bay Area. We have met a lot of friends and made a bunch of new ones.
Thanks to all the organizers and sponsors who made this event possible.
1) Today's keynote speaker Aral Balkan invited us to expand our horizon and shift our thinking towards an experience driven open technology. He said that in order for open source to succeed it needs to adopt to mainstream and in order to adopt to mainstream we need to create and design great and beautiful experiences. In case you missed it you can watch the whole talk here.
2) Now here are some exciting news! It was announced that Drupal 8 will have a migrate module in core which will be the path to upgrade from version 7 to 8 and even from version 6 to 8. So this goes to all migration-pros out there; make sure you join one of these code sprints to contribute and make it an awesome module!
3) Robert Douglass and his wife Kimiko Ishizaka enriched the DrupalCon with a quite unusual session. In their Bach to the future session, Robert demonstrated how Drupal helped revolutionize a whole industry. With the Musescore platform the whole tradition of music notation was turned upside down. With the Drupal multilingual modules the website has been translated into 30 different languages! To find out more about how open source takes the music world to a different level check out Musescore and Open Goldbergvariations.
4) Rumor has had it, but now its official. The next DrupalCon will be in the land of tulips and bicycles, in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. We are looking forward to seeing you all next year in Amsterdam!
5) After all the DrupalCon has come to its end. And all that is left from our booth is a gigantic sticky tape ball. At least the packing down has never been easier and quicker! All that's left to say is a huge thank you to all who contributed in making this conference a memorable experience.