Drupal Camp Scotland 2014

Posted on May 14, 2014 | in Uncategorized | by

Last weekend saw Drupal Camp Scotland (http://dcedinburgh.drupalscotland.org) take place in Edinburgh, billed as ‘The premier training and promotional event for Drupal in the Scottish calendar’. In case you didn’t know, the University is currently in the process of migrating from Polopoly to Drupal as its choice of Content Management System for the University website. The Library’s webpages are regularly amongst the most popular of the University website so it is important that we have a good working knowledge of the software.

Friday was a ‘Training Day’, but as seems to be becoming increasingly common the WiFi couldn’t cope with the number of people trying to logon at once. I abandoned ship at lunchtime.

Saturday, on the other hand, was far more successful, consisting of an eclectic mix of presentations followed by a social event. If I had to pick out a couple of take home points from the day then they would be for web designers and developers…
– Mobile First. Which is shorthand for saying develop for mobile devices first and add features as device size increases.
– Responsive design. Websites should adjust, or respond, to the device being used.
– Declutter websites.
Nothing new but these points were hammered home repeatedly.

Lastly, a quick nod to our colleagues at the University Website Programme who not only presented at the event but were also one of the main sponsors.

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