Migrating sosAssociates.com From Drupal 7 to Drupal 9

Migrating sosAssociates.com From Drupal Seven to Drupal Nine

The year is 2020. All my normal activities in Cleveland and my backpacking adventures on the Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail have been canceled due to the coronavirus crisis. My wife and co-blogger, Julie, and I have been writing a series of 2020 Social Distancing Blog Posts about the COVID-19-safe activities in which we are able to partake. These blog posts were added to our sosAssociates.com website, which I built on the Drupal 7 content management system over eight years ago:

At the same time we have been writing blog posts this summer, I have been working behind the scenes on a new sosAssociates.com website. The new website is built on the new Drupal 9, which launched on June 3, 2020.

My goal was to create the new website with the new Drupal 9 version of the content management system, but with basically the same theme and content I had on my current Drupal 7 website.

I am launching my new Drupal 9 website on October 1, 2020, since this is a special date: my eleventh Twitter anniversary.

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Rustbelt Refresh Web Design Conference

Rustbelt Refresh Web Design Conference

Writing about the May 3, 2013​, Rustbelt Refresh Conference is difficult, since there was so much interesting information shared at the meeting that it is impossible to include it all. It was the first Cleveland conference dedicated to web design and front-end development.

  • The Era of Intentional Layout
  • Responsive Layouts Beyond the Sidebar
  • Making Our Users Feel Great
  • HTTP: Get to Know the Foundations of Your Career
  • Finding Your Perfect Web Type Match
  • Take Your Markup to 11
  • Your CSS is a Mess


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WebSigCleveland.org Javascript & Stylesheet Toolkits

WebSigCleveland.org Javascript/Stylesheet Toolkits

At the March 17, 2012, WebSigCleveland.org meeting, Richard Schulte, a co-founder of the local tech worker co-op Flywheel Tech Collective, did a presentation on “Javascript/Stylesheet UI Toolkits - Why, Which and How?” He introduced attendees to the more popular and/or useful tools for developing Javascript and Cascading Stylesheets for website design, and Richard did not disappoint his audience.

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