By Interactive Strategies
Nov 01, 2012

DISPATCHES FROM DRUPALCON DAY TWO

Day two of DrupalCon Denver kicked off with a keynote presentation from Mitchell Baker of the Mozilla Foundation. The prentation was insightful and dug into what Mozilla is all about. Most people think Mozilla is synominous with Firefox, but the organization goes beyond just products. Highlights included a detailed look at the web building blocks Mozilla is building and supporting to make the community better: HTML/CSS/js, Mobile, Video, Identity, Social, Open web apps, Webmakers.

One of the highlights from today was attending  session on View Modes in Drupal 7. View Modes are part of Drupal 7 Core and are named ways of laying out entities. Despite the name, View Modes have nothing to do with Views. View Modes help solve 3 problems in Drupal: Too many templates, too much php and using views to do theming. The session was one of the best I've attended and I'll be writing more on View Modes soon.

Thanks to Nate for wrangling me into a BoF on the Omega Theme today. I had missed it on the schedule and am glad he steered me to it. The discussion was great, touching on topics like Viewport scale and how to use it with pinch to zoom on mobile devices. The discussion got very deep and I'll need more research time to better understand things touched on such as "What are Breakpoint fields in media query?" More on that later I hope.

The conference is amazing this year and soaking it in is exhausting, yet so worth it. Day 3 tomorrow should be awesome. 

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