Last Friday saw another Responsive Conference take place at the Dome in Brighton. I had previously heard a lot about the conference, this being the third and (I believe) final outing I was thrilled that we managed to secure some tickets for myself and a selection of the Zoocha team members. From seeing the impressive list of speakers I was sure it would be a great conference, but I had no idea how much information, insight and motivation I would be taking home.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join the Zoocha team.
As part of the front end team, I was quite excited to be introduced into the project on the sites for FCA. We knew the sites would all be running on the same Drupal pre base using several modules to ensure smooth operation with different domains.
What we needed to focus on was dealing with five independent themes including a theme folder which was to be the basis for three separate sites. These three sites have very similar structures and the difference in the appearance between them is minimal. So just to get stuck into the project here are the sites:
This Los Angeles native has gone home to do some learnin' about Drupal. Note: this is a heavily dev-based view of the conference. Apologies to frontenders, designers, wombats, etc, but there is only one me and about 10 sessions per slot. For a full list of everything check out https://www.youtube.com/user/DrupalAssociation/videos and https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015/sessions/accepted.
As a History graduate, freshly released into the world of employment, I entered the tech sphere as an account manager with a sense of trepidation. Not only had I never had a ‘proper’ job (I’m not sure weekend employment at Hobbycraft counts), I had never heard of Drupal before.
Though I was assured that this didn’t matter, I was right in thinking that my first few months working at Zoocha were going to provide a whole host of insights - tekkers and non-tekkers alike.
Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way:
Zoocha are proud to announce that at the end of last year we received the brilliant news that we had been chosen by VisitBritain as their website design and development partner.
VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, a non-departmental public body, funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, responsible for promoting Britain worldwide and developing its visitor economy. Their mission is to grow the value of inbound tourism to Britain, working with a wide range of partners in both the UK and overseas.
For a while now, Dave and I have been playing "inbox zero" and I have to admit, it has changed my life! Ever the evangelist, I want to try and inspire everyone else to play too!
Google have made available their Google Certified Shops feature in the UK. Any online shop who applies to become a Google Certified Shop and implements the code on their site, will go through a ‘verification period’ which lasts from 30 days to 3 months (depends on the amount of orders you get per month); and at the end of the period you will become an official Google Certified shop.
With frontend development getting more and more complex every day, there are more and more steps we as frontend devs need to go through in order to get the job done. Of course there is still something to be said for crafting your HTML / CSS, but this isn't always required / possible.