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GitHub and GitLab: Diagrams in Markdown

GitHub recently announced a great new feature that allows for generating diagrams within markdown. I tested this out and it also works in GitLab. If you’re writing a lot of documentation in markdo...

Drupal: Ckeditor Abbreviation

One of the HTML tags that many are not aware of is the <abbr> tag. This is a useful tag to help provide explanations of abbreviations within the body of the text. If you’re reading along and ...

Microsoft Teams: Guest Notifications

Microsoft Teams has the great ability to invite users who are in other organizations to join your Teams in order to collaborate, assuming your IT admin has not turned that feature off. Guests in th...

Drupal: Sync Configuration

Having a workflow that keeps your code in sync across development, staging, and production servers – like in the series of GitLab DevOps posts I’ve been sharing recently – is important. But that do...

Drupal: Fluid UI

In doing research on accessibility tools that could be incorporated into a Drupal site, a co-worker recommended Fluid UI. This is not the same Fluid Framework used by Microsoft as the backbone of t...

GitLab DevOps: GitLab Runner

This relates to the GitLab DevOps process. GitLab can automate deployment to a server, meaning that you do not have to log in to that server separately to pull the changes and carry out any other n...

GitLab DevOps: PHP Lint

Here’s another piece in a GitLab DevOps setting: when code is committed to GitLab, I want to run a PHP linter on the custom code folders of Drupal (modules and themes) to make sure there aren’t any...

Drupal GitPod Container 3: Settings and Config

This post continues a mini-series in which I describe how I created a generic Drupal-friendly container working with GitPod. The code is available in my GitHub. The first two posts covered the two...

Drupal GitPod Container 2: .gitpod.yml

This post picks up in a mini-series describing how I created a generic Drupal-friendly container working with GitPod. The first covered the GitPod.Dockerfile to build the core LAMP stack image. Th...

Drupal: Assign Permissions Based on Username File

Here’s a recent scenario I encountered: a Drupal role needs to be assigned to certain users. The site is using a single sign on (SSO) system with a lot of users who could log in. But only some of t...