Happy nineteenth birthday, Drupal!

01/15/2020 - 19:11
What started out as a hobby project of Dries Buytaert, is now a global project with millions of users, active contributors and a strong ecosystem. Drupal is truly a phenomenon. It has continued to see a surfeit of experimentations. Thanks to the perpetual support by the Drupal Community over the years as it has always chosen the path of innovation, reinvention and evolution. 15 January 2020 marks… Read more

Creating your own Twig Extension in Drupal

01/06/2020 - 12:37
The templating engine of Drupal 8 has seen a massive turnaround. Unlike Drupal 7, there’s Twig in Drupal 8 instead of PHPTemplate. Twig is basically a templating language for PHP i.e a tool used to output variables inside HTML. Fabien Potencier, the creator of the Symfony framework, gave life to Twig. Contrary to Drupal 7, you cannot call the regular PHP functions in your templates in Drupal 8.… Read more

‘Terraform’-ing with Drupal

01/03/2020 - 11:23
If you look up the word ‘terraform’ in the Oxford English Dictionary, the meaning that you find may make you reminisce about some of the science fiction movies or TV series you have watched or heard of. And you may start wondering if something like ‘terraforming’ is actually possible. Transformation of another planet to make it Earth-like, which is what terraform means, would seem like a glorious… Read more

Drupal 2019: Year In Review

01/02/2020 - 14:14
A magnificent year has gone by! 2019 saw Drupal evolving by leaps and bounds. As the year comes to an end, here is a look at some of the significant moments from the Drupal world that happened during this time. 18 years old: Drupal is no longer a kid! It was on 15th January 2001 when the world saw Drupal burst onto the scene. Drupal 1.0.0 was released on this date. Since then, with the support… Read more

Our Experience at BADCamp 2019 

10/16/2019 - 15:23
Events like BADCamp and alike are staples for our team at OpenSense Labs. We thrive on the onsets of such camps and Drupal community affairs. Last week, our team attended the BADCamp 2019 from 2-5 October in Berkeley, California.    Engrossed in the activities from the planning and organizing of the camp to sponsoring and speaking at the sessions, we were thrilled to be a part of such an… Read more

Drupal India Association: Spirit of new beginnings

09/25/2019 - 16:35
“Drupal is here to stay, it's only getting bigger with the scale of engagements we are in, our wish is for India to Choose to Lead.” - Drupal India Association “What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully… Read more

Decoupled Drupal: Cornerstone of digital experiences

06/10/2019 - 16:30
The audience revels in the magnificent performances of the actors, picturesque visuals, breathtaking action sequences, alluring background score, thoughtful dialogues, and emotions attached to the narrative. To bring them all out in the best possible way on to the screen, there goes an exceptional direction and screenplay behind-the-scenes in addition to a massive swathe of people who are… Read more

Interactive Screens: Drupal for Building Digital Signage Solution

05/26/2019 - 19:17
Possibly the greatest ever digital signage advertising was created for British Airways which had it all. The advert, connecting to live flight information, displayed a child pointing up to the sky as an aeroplane flew above him. This was so cleverly done that the advert showed the flight number and its destination as well. What a great blend of entertainment and education using the latest… Read more

Attention Site Owners: Don’t Miss Out These Important Accessibility Tools

03/26/2019 - 17:33
Human beings have been struggling for centuries to gain equal rights. Everyone is entitled to it regardless of gender, race, religion, language, and nationality. This includes disabled individuals and visually impaired too.  Source: Paper MasterBygone are the days when disability was considered to be helpless and weak. The disability rights movement in the 1960s marked a critical turning point in… Read more

Can Drupal manage the multichannel publishing environments?

03/06/2019 - 18:49
Imagine a pizza box ( Yeah, I know its really tempting, but just picture it). You can serve the pizza in different ways: On a tray, in a box, on a plate, in pieces or even as a platter.  Whatever may be the situation, the taste of the pizza and the material in it remains the same, but it is served to the customers in different ways. This is done to get a wider base of customers and develop a… Read more
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