Issue 249 – July, 21st 2016
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“As businesses realize the importance of having an accessible website, there is a push to check both content and code to ensure that they are meeting 508 compliance standards and other accessibility standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).”
Faster page loads. CacheWarmer makes sure your website’s pages are always served from cache. Warm the cache with the sitemap.xml, a csv or use the crawler. Schedule the jobs or trigger them by a webhook or the cache warmer connect module.
A good overview of the Media ecosystem for D8 by Samuel Mortenson.
A short primer on Events in Drupal 8.
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“404s–HTTP 404 Not Found Errors–are expensive. They cause performance and usability problems. The Fast 404 Module lets Drupal sites deal with these bad page requests quickly and efficiently, reducing the chance that 404s will cause slowdowns or crashes.”
“Spin up the local environment for Drupal with Docker native app. Simply use this compose file to deploy pre-configured public containers…”
“A tiny yet useful tool for administrators to define the viewport of pages on their site.”
“Drupal 8 uses the third-party PHP library Guzzle for making server-side HTTP requests. An attacker can provide a proxy server that Guzzle will use. The details of this are explained at https://httpoxy.org/.”
“Drupal 8.1.7, a maintenance release which contains fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download.”
Better issue credit tools for maintainers, Composer repositories are now in beta, documentation migration, and more in this edition of what’s new on Drupal.org.
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