Join the Gainesville Drupal Users Group this Thursday at the Alachua County Downtown Library in Gainesville!1. Presentation: Panels, Panels Everywhere!
In this presentation, Roland Riddell will walk walk and demo site-buidling with Panels and Panels Everywhere. The Panels module allows a site administrator to create customized layouts for multiple uses. At its core it is a drag and drop content manager that lets you visually design a layout and place content within that layout.In addition, we'll have
Florida DrupalCamp is this weekend! Registration runs between 8 and 9. If you’re not yet registered, do so now at http://fldrupalcamp.org/register. We’re currently on track to have >300 attendees, with many attendees flying in from across the US!
Be sure to stay at “Hotel Drupal” (aka the Comfort Suites Inn UCF)! We have a group discount available. For more information, see http://fldrupalcamp.org/conference/lodging
The after party will be rocking at Firkin & Kegler. With a huge selection of taps and all types of games and entertainment, this will be a great opportunity to hit up other Drupalers and grab some food and drink! More info at http://fldrupalcamp.org/community/after-party.
The Session schedule is up NOW! Check it out at http://fldrupalcamp.org/program/session-schedule. And don’t forget: Drupal Commerce Lead Ryan Szrama will be delivering the keynote session at this year’s FLDC. Ryan is a Drupal superstar and an excellent speaker!
Join the Gainesville Drupal Users Group this Thursday at the Alachua County Downtown Library in Gainesville!1. Presentation: Part 2 of Simple Ways to Awesomize® Drupal's Page Load Times
In this presentation, Mike Herchel (@mikeherchel) will walk give part two of a presentation on optimizing load times in Drupal (frontend and backend). Topics covered will include tools, statistics, tips to optimize MySQL, caching mechanisms, Drupal problems, how to fix them, HTTP Requests, DOM, bandwidth and more.2. Roundtable: Drupal Theming Best Practices
In this roundtable, we're going to discuss best practices for theming Drupal. This will include topics such as base themes, grid systems, resets, CSS organizations such as SMACSS, layouts (tpl.php, panels, Display Suite).
In addition, we'll have
Florida DrupalCamp is less than 1 month away, and the early-bird price of $20 is currently in effect! Register Today!
This is our fifth year, and this year's camp is going to be bigger and better than ever before - here's just a few things to look forward to:1. Keynote: Ryan Szrama from Commerce Guys!
Ryan Szrama will be presenting this year's keynote session! If you have done anything remotely related to e-commerce and Drupal, you have used Ryan's code. Ryan is the VP of Community Development at Commerce Guys, Drupal Commerce Project Lead, and a contributing author to "The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7" book. For more info on Ryan, see http://fldrupalcamp.org/news/fldc-2013-pleased-welcome-ryan-szrama-keynote-speaker
2. Six session tracks including "Site Building", "Design, Theming, and Usability", "Sessions off the Drupal Island", and a dedicated beginner track!
Florida DrupalCamp will have 6 sessions tracks to meet everyone's needs. We've already had over 20 session submissions (including some really amazing ones!). Take a look at http://fldrupalcamp.org/program/sessions
3. Beautifully Designed, Limited Edition T-shirt!
Each attendee will be provided a beautiful, limited edition DrupalCamp tshirt (in addition to lunch, food, swag and more)! For more info on these t's, see http://fldrupalcamp.org/news/fldc13-coolest-camp-t-shirts-planet
Be sure to check out all the details, and register now at http://fldrupalcamp.org
Thank you from the [hard working] Florida DrupalCamp 2013 Organizing Team!
Roland Riddell (@r0ls) will be giving a 10,000 feet overview of the Drupal distribution landscape. Drupal distributions are full copies of Drupal that include themes, modules, and libraries that enable you to quickly set up a site for a specialized purpose such as academic, business, government, nonprofit, publishing, social, etc in just a few steps.
2. Simple Ways to Awesomize® Drupal's Page Load Times
PS. No bovines were harmed in the making of this presentation.
In this presentation, Mike Herchel (@mikherchel) will walk both the sysadmin and front-end developer though optimizing load times. Topics covered will include tools, statistics, tips to optimize MySQL, caching mechanisms, Drupal problems, how to fix them, HTTP Requests, DOM, bandwidth and more.
In addition, we'll have
Florida DrupalCamp Open for Registration!
The FLDC team has been working long hours on the new website, and we're proud to say that we're open for registration!What you need to know:
On Sunday, April 21st, participants at Florida DrupalCamp will volunteer to build websites for 3 nonprofit organizations as a way to build skills in the Florida Drupal community, and provide a benefit for the selected organizations.
We are looking for Project Managers to coordinate with the selected agencies prior to, and the day of the event. You'll be responsible for gathering the required information from one of the selected non-profit organizations and getting that information back to the volunteers who will be building the website for them.
We also need a technical lead and themer to assign to each organization.
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While working on Sites I realize I usually get too distracted if I work from home. Does anyone know of a good area in the Northern Part of Town (around 53rd Ave) where one can sit down, have wifi, and perhaps even coffee?
Any idea's Appreciated
What companies or organizations would you suggest be the best place to work?
I am currently planning to move and look for career opportunities in Gainesville, FL. I would like to start with peers that are familiar with the area and that can help me find the best fit.
I would like to find a place I can continue to use my talents with PHP webdesign and work with a great team of developers.
I have worked for companies such as Hilton, Ole Miss, FedEx and currently Southwest Power. Resume available upon request.
Look forward to getting involved with Users Group when I relocate!
**Please note that this meeting is delayed one week due to Valentines Day**1. Sass, Compass & Integration via the Zen & Omega base themes
Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables,mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It’s translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin such as Compass. Mike Herchel will give a presentation on both SASS and Compass, and how they integrate into theming Drupal through either Zen, Omega, or a do-it-yourself theme!2. Views Plugins Universe
The ubiquitous Views module has [seemingly] hundreds off plugin modules that extend it to the limits. Brandon Ratzloff will explain and demo various plugin modules and how to bend Views/Drupal to your every whim.3. Sheetnode Presentation
In addition, we'll have