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Being Content Writing Content

3 February, 2016

I noticed many similarities between hosting guests and writing blog posts. Think of your favourite site for a moment. Why do you like using it? Why do you keep going back? If two sites offered the same, which one would you prefer? Words such as user-friendly, well-organized, to-the-point, better service might come to mind. In this post I will focus on bloggers. How can you address an audience? How can you write engaging content and earn regular visitors? Some tips and tricks I’ve stumbled upon so far.

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PDF is dead; long live PDF! New standards with new applications - PDF in Drupal part 2

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PDF is dead; long live PDF! New standards with new applications - PDF in Drupal part 2

28 January, 2016

It’s strange but true: seven years after the PDF reference was published as an ISO standard (ISO-32000-1), there are still developers who think that the Portable Document Format is a closed document format owned by Adobe. PDF is often perceived as a strange, impenetrable document format. It’s high time we bury that idea and take a look at what’s going on in the world of PDF today...

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Announcing EmbedHelp: a Javascript widget for support resources

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Announcing EmbedHelp: a Javascript widget for support resources

22 January, 2016

We’ve developed EmbedHelp, a Javascript widget that makes it really easy to embed any kind of online help resource into a webpage or web application. We plan to extend this with an open source Drupal module that can be used to curate and manage the content that gets embedded into a web application. We believe it could become a valuable extension for Drupal based documentation systems.

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Walkhub — a Walkthrough microservice written in Go, no longer a Drupal distribution

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Walkhub — a Walkthrough microservice written in Go, no longer a Drupal distribution

13 January, 2016

Last year we decided to change WalkHub from a feature rich, but difficult to maintain Drupal distribution to a microservice written in Go. This was a hard decision: at Pronovix we’ve been a Drupal shop for over 9 years now and we were also slashing quite a few features in the porting process, but we felt it was the right thing to do. In this blogpost I want to explain why we took this step and what the result is.

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Augmenting OSTraining’s Drupal 8 site building course

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Augmenting OSTraining’s Drupal 8 site building course

22 December, 2015

A few months ago OSTraining did a crowdfunding campaign. Their goal was to develop Drupal 8 introductory videos that would then be made available for free on Youtube. With the funding goal exceeded, the result was a great series of videos. We packaged them into a learning path for Drupal 8 site builders and extracted some learning objectives to make it easy to track your progress with the materials.

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Holiday Opening Hours

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Holiday Opening Hours

21 December, 2015

We would like to inform you that from the 24th of December until the 4th of January the Pronovix team will not be available for project work due to Christmas and the holiday season.

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The best Drupal 8 content: articles that help you build your first module

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The best Drupal 8 content: articles that help you build your first module

16 December, 2015

To make it easier to process the continuous flow of Drupal 8 content, we reviewed all the articles, videos, and tutorials we could get our hands on, and condensed the best of them into learning paths (a sort of customized playlists). To do so we used Outlearn, a new learning system for developers. Outlearn makes it easy to assemble articles into paths and set learning objectives for yourself or your team. We hope this will make it easier to get familiar with Drupal 8, whether you are a developer, site builder or themer.

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The API web needs a GUI

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The API web needs a GUI

15 December, 2015

APIs are going to transform the world: they not only benefit from network effects caused by specialisation, the data they collect also makes them a prime candidate for the emergence of specialised Artificial Intelligence. Considering how powerful APIs are, it would be an injustice should they remain the privilege of developers.

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Writing content for the web - part 1: Steve’s experience

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Writing content for the web - part 1: Steve’s experience

2 December, 2015

In the past few months I have been involved in a lot of writing related tasks at work. I have had to write newsletters, blog posts and content for different websites. As I’m a freelance journalist and critic, I thought creating content for the web wouldn’t be so hard. I was wrong. Writing content for the web is a whole other story with different rules compared to journalism.

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