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How I Illustrated the Magic Drupal Eight Ball, A Video Tutorial

I thought that for my newest blog post I would try something different, and something I have been asked to do in the past, a video tutorial of a Drupal 8 inspired illustration. I realize this is different from most of our Drupal 8 blog posts, and might not be for everyone, but I do hope you enjoy it.

Even if you are not an illustrator I am confident that the techniques I cover can be done by anyone and will be fairly easy to follow. As our interactive designer I love to work in illustration, as I am sure you have noticed. It can give a site and brand a personality and enrich the user experience of a site. Regardless of skill or background, you, too, can begin utilizing simple illustrations in your website by learning the simple techniques I overview in this tutorial.

If nothing else, at least at the end of the tutorial you can have something we all wish we had: a Magic Drupal Eight Ball that predicted the future for us...

New Series: Working with Entities in Drupal 7

This week we are kicking off a brand new series, Working with Entities in Drupal 7. Entities were introduced in Drupal 7, and are an extremely useful tool, though they have been somewhat confusing for people to work with. In this series we will start out by explaining what entities are, in addition to things like bundles, fields, and entity types. We then spend time understanding how you can use the Entity API to work with existing Drupal entities in you own custom module work.

New Series: Introduction to Git

This week we're kicking off a new series, Introduction to Git, that will teach you to use the Git distributed version control system (DVCS) for source code management (SCM). Git is the version control system used for Drupal core and contributed module development, as well as projects like the Linux kernel, Ruby on Rails, Android, and many, many others. This is an in-depth series that starts with the basics of version control, establishes some terminology, and a base line workflow, then continues to build on that by going beyond the basics of the various Git commands to make the most out of your tools.

New Series: Deploying Your Code with Beanstalk

This week I am continuing the trend of mini-series with some lessons on deploying your code, in the FREE Deploying Your Code Without a Terminal series. The reason behind this quick set of videos is that not everyone is command line savvy, and not everyone has to be. What is important though, is getting your code into version control, and there are plenty of tools that let you do that using a graphical interface.

Release Day: Coding for Views and a Free Menu Lesson

This week we are finally finishing up our Coding for Views series with the last two lessons, which lagged a bit for us. We're happy to round things out by providing another example of writing a Views handler which creates a Views area handler, and with a look at theming Views. In addition to wrapping up that series, we also have a free video that looks at working with secondary menus. While this lesson is using Drupal 6, the concepts and processes used are exactly the same in Drupal 7, and is still applicable there.

Release Day: Free Community Videos to Kickstart Your Year

Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2013 with some FREE videos to get people up and running with our Drupal community tools. There are a lot of aspects of the Drupal community that many people take for granted. Even something as "simple" as figuring our what community websites are out there, and how to use them, is often overlooked when talking to people new to Drupal. So, if you want to really dive into this Drupal thing in 2013, here is a gentle orientation to help get you started.

Release Day: Testing and Writing Patches with the Drupal Ladder

We've been doing a lot of work with the Drupal Ladder, and we have two new FREE videos in the Drupal Ladder series. These cover the next two steps of the Ladder, testing and writing patches. Both lessons use a Drupal 8 sandbox site that has a known bug in it. First you walk through the process of testing a patch that someone else has provided, and in the next lesson you learn how to write that patch yourself. There is no crazy coding involved — the patch is changing some help text in Drupal core.

Release Day: Free Series on the Learn Drupal Ladder

Today we have a new series that we're very excited about! Back in March we talked about a new community initiative called Learn Drupal, and the great plan they have to get more people contributing back to core by creating a ladder of lessons. I've personally started to have some meetups for this here in Copenhagen, and I made some time to create videos to go with the lessons.

The Drupalize.me Video That Could Change Your Life

Most of the Lullabot team was at DrupalCon Denver this year, and we had a great time. Lullabots are pretty good at hugging, so seeing each other in person is a great eperience. We did notice, however, that not everyone at DrupalCon feels comfortable, or has practiced enough, with their hugs. As a service to the Drupal community, we'd like to help you out with a free video. Trainer extraordinaire Joe Shindelar is not only an expert in Drupal, he's also an expert in hugging.

Our Local Web Server Videos Are Now Free!

Recently we released a number of videos showing how to set up a local web server so that you can build and develop a web site on your own personal computer. This is a HUGE help when working on a site since you have everything you need locally, and you can play, break, and test things in a safe environment. It's also super handy when you need to get some work done but you don't have an internet connection handy. This is really such a basic tool for working with the web that we've decided to make the three server installation videos FREE for everyone.