I wrote an article in Smashing Magazine detailing all of usability and accessibility work that went into the menu system within Drupal’s Olivero theme. I’m super excited about it because they're one of the most foremost resources for web developers, with lots of great articles, conferences, books, and more. It’s an honor to get an article published there! 😊
Check out the article at https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2022/09/accessibility-usability-drupal-primary-navigation/
I’m also thrilled that Drupal is being discussed in the wider web development community. I’m a big believer that the Drupal community needs to be more outspoken on the work that we’re doing. We’re innovating on an enormous amount of free/open-source techniques, tools, and methodology that could be shared!
How to share with the wider web community
Looking to write more articles? Here are more options:
Write for yourself. Great examples in the Drupal Community include Matt Glaman, Théodore Biadala, Mark Conroy, and Rachel Norfolk (who has a great looking site IMO).
You can get your RSS feed published on Drupal Planet, which will drive visitors. The benefit of writing for yourself is that you can do or say whatever you want! Shit!
OpenSource.com. The Drupal Community's own AmyJune Hineline is on the editorial team at OSDC (as all the cool kids call it). They’re actively looking for articles, and even have an editorial team that will help you through the process! An example of this is John Picozzi’s article, Open source runs on non-code contributions, and Alex Borsody’s A Drupal developer's guide to Progressive Web Apps.
Find out more about contributing to OSDC at https://opensource.com/writers.
CSS-Tricks.com. If you’re a front-end developer and have done something that you’re especially proud of, submit it to CSS Tricks! I wrote an article on some cool CSS Grid stuff that we did for Views’ Responsive Grid last January. The process was straightforward, and they have a huge audience!
Php[architect] Magazine - if you’re a backend dev, and want to showcase some of the cool solutions that Drupal has figured out, they take article submissions! They also publish an old-school paper magazine, as well as put on conferences.
Looking for topics? I have tons of ideas. Reach out to me below, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter.
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Seriously... I really like it when people let me know their thoughts and that they've read this.
I looked at the github page for sub-theming this theme and the script to copy the theme into a new theme does not work for me on Ubuntu. I get an error saying that line 23 of the shell script contains an error.
I also looked at the github page of the Walnut sub-theme of Olivero and I am having problems getting the grunt processing to work.
I am fairly new to Drupal and was hoping someone would be able to point me to resources which are able to give me a full rundown on what is possible with sub-theming as regards Olivero. Coming from a Wordpress background, it is not clear to me how theming is supposed to work without being able to create a sub-theme. My apologies if my question does not make complete sense.