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Privateer Press Seeks Hobby Specialist & Terrain Maker

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 April 2017 - 10:00am
Something a little different for you to put in an application for with this one. Privateer Press is looking to hire a new Hobby Specialist and Terrain Maker. So if you’re not really one for rules-making, or don’t particularly think you’re good at coming up with concept art, you might check this one out if […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Web Wash: How to Crop Images using Crop API, Image Widget Crop and Focal Point in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 18 April 2017 - 10:00am
If you’ve done any Drupal site building, I’m sure you’ve experienced this issue. You create an image style with the “Scale and crop” effect and everything is going great until an editor uploads an image with a different aspect ratio. Now instead of images getting cropped correctly, they’re getting cut in half, or the top part is chopped off, and images are not displaying nicely. You could fix this problem by tweaking the image style to handle different aspect ratios, but it’ll never be the perfect solution. The best option is to crop image directly in Drupal, and this is what you’ll learn today. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to avoid these situations by using Crop API. Now, Crop API doesn’t offer any interface on its own; it’s just an API. The two modules that provide an interface are Image Widget Crop and Focal Point. We’ll take a look at these modules in detail, in this tutorial.
Categories: Drupal

Elasticsearch Cache

New Drupal Modules - 18 April 2017 - 9:50am

The module provides the Drupal cache class that can be used instead of database cache.
That can be useful to store big permanent caches outside of Drupal database to keep the DB small.

Categories: Drupal

Mikkel Høgh: Why I care about the Drupal drama

Planet Drupal - 18 April 2017 - 9:23am
Why I care about the Drupal drama

There’s been a lot said and written about the most recent drama in the Drupal community, quite a few people have asked me why I care. This is hard to answer without sounding flippant in 140 characters, so I’ve taken the time to write another blog post about the topic. This one a little less angry and more reasoned than the first.

mikl Tue, 2017-04-18 - 18:23 Tags Drupal Drupal Planet
Categories: Drupal

Fantasy Flight Games Posts Preview of the Red Villains in Spirit of Rebellion

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 April 2017 - 9:00am
The Imperial Military Machine was quite a sight to behold. The First Order inherited many of the doctrines of the Galactic Empire, continuing the tradition of things like Storm Troopers and TIE Fighters. You’ll be able to bring those fighters to your tabletops in Spirit of Rebellion for Star Wars: Destiny via a new group […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Simplenews Scheduler Lite

New Drupal Modules - 18 April 2017 - 8:47am

Simplenews Scheduler Lite allows users to send a newsletter on a specified date and time. Unlike Simplenews Scheduler, which was designed for recurring sends, you just need to set a date and wait for cron to run.

This module also supports Date popup and Date popup timepicker.

Categories: Drupal

Technology is great, but are we prepared for the consequences?

Virtual Reality - Science Daily - 18 April 2017 - 8:43am
Dependence on technology is slowly eroding some of our core principles, according to an expert. It's impacting everything from fake news to texting while driving.
Categories: Virtual Reality

Open Summary

New Drupal Modules - 18 April 2017 - 8:42am

Hold the summary field open and remove the "Edit Summary" toggle on text+summary fields.

Similar to https://www.drupal.org/project/text_summary_options or https://www.drupal.org/project/summary_settings but for Drupal 8.

Categories: Drupal

Xeno Media: Xeno Media’s Jim Birch presents on Bootstrap Paragraphs at Baltimore DrupalCon 2017

Planet Drupal - 18 April 2017 - 8:22am

Attendees to Baltimore's DrupalCon 2017 should check out Xeno Media Strategist Jim Birch's presentation, Bootstrap Paragraphs, on April 26 at 10:45am.

In it, you will learn how to combine the power of the world's most popular front end framework, Bootstrap with Drupal Paragraphs, the powerful module that allows content creators to build layouts and structured pages.

Using the Bootstrap Paragraphs Drupal 8 module, you'll be able to create Bootstrap features like Accordions, Carousels, Modals, Tabs, and Multi-column layouts.  We'll also demonstrate how to harness the power of Drupal referencing Text, Images, Contact Forms, Blocks, and even Views!  We will also review how the module adds different widths and backgrounds which can be modified in the Drupal theme layer.

This presentation will review:
  • Why use the Bootstrap framework?
  • Why use the Paragraphs module?
  • What goes into the different types of bundles?
  • How we add width and background options
  • How to override, and build on top of the defaults
Learning Objectives & Outcomes:

Attendees will come away learning how to build a site using the Bootstrap Paragraphs module, how to customize it in their own themes, and how to use the module as a baseline to develop their own Paragraphs bundle types.

Categories: Drupal

New Releases Available For DC Universe and Batman Miniatures Games From Knight Models

Tabletop Gaming News - 18 April 2017 - 8:00am
Knight Models has posted up a new batch of releases for their DC Universe Miniatures Game as well as their Batman Miniatures Game. Much of it falls distinctly into the “villain” category, including one of the most villainous villains to ever villain: Darkseid. You’ve got him along with some of his Parademons. The Falcone Crime […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Dealing With Disappointment (In Jobs and Shows): Student Edition - by Meagan Byrne

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:43am
Being a game design student means lots of job hunting and showcase participation which often leads to DISAPPOINTMENT, either with yourself or your work. Learn how to stay healthy and positive while throwing yourself at the brick wall of your expectations.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

EVM in games development - by vincent meulle

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:42am
This article is to demystify the Earned Value Management and explain how it can be adapted for the Video Games development to become an effective tool and help your team to control the development.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Lightning Media Spotify

New Drupal Modules - 18 April 2017 - 7:40am

This module provides Spotify integration for Lightning Media.

Usage

Check Usage Guide

Project Code
Categories: Drupal

Navigating the Space of Game Design - by Thomas Grip

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:39am
Designing a game spawns an endless set of ideas - ideas that need to be sorted. In order to do this, you need a method of evaluating them. The following discusses five different gameplay models - ways of thinking about game design.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Relationships in Overwatch - by Nathan Savant

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:37am
A discussion of how Overwatch represents relationships in a genre that doesn't usually focus on story or character.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

What the Scorpio and PS4 Pro Could Mean for Console Cycles - by Josh Bycer

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:36am
The recent announcement about the Xbox Scorpio frames today's post talking about what it could mean if console makers focus on upgrades instead of new hardware cycles.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Skirmish Podcast Ep 3: Nikolas Crisci talks about getting Will Glow the Wisp greenlit - by Bashar Abdullah

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:34am
We speak with Nickolas Crisci about his path leading to being an indie game developer, developing Will Glow the Wisp, and successfully getting it greenlit. Nicki also gives some insight about the indie game development community in Germany.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Productivity Protips: How To Accomplish More Throughout Your Day - by Daniel Doan

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:34am
Productivity Protips: How To Accomplish More Throughout Your Day
Categories: Game Theory & Design

7 Reasons Why You Can't Stop Playing Clash Royale - by Michail Katkoff

Gamasutra.com Blogs - 18 April 2017 - 7:32am
I've quit and uninstalled Clash Royale more times than I can count. But I've also installed it more times than I've deleted it. This post analyzes in details the elements addictive designs that keep us hooked to this masterpiece.
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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