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Posted by Preston So on Feb 13, 2019
In this fifth installment of our series on conversational usability, our focus shifts to conversational usability and the process of evaluating and improving conversational interfaces that often differ significantly from the visual and physical interfaces we normally use to test with end users....
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Posted by Preston So on Feb 11, 2019
In this fourth installment of our series on conversational usability, we're turning our attention to conversational content strategy, an underserved area of conversational interface design that is rapidly growing due to the number of enterprises eager to convert the text trapped in their websites...
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Posted by Preston So on Jan 31, 2019
In this third installment of our series on conversational usability, we look at conversational design, an already well-explored area that is still burgeoning with emerging best practices. Conversational design introduces complexity that can be challenging for even the most steeled organizations....
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Posted by Preston So on Jan 28, 2019
In this second installment in our series on conversational usability, we dive into a relatively overlooked area of conversational interfaces that can have an outsized impact on the eventual user experience that results: information architecture. How information is organized, and how that scheme is...
Posted by Preston So on Jan 18, 2019
To kick off 2019 properly, the Experience Express is taking a break from Drupal and web development to consider an oft-forgotten component of new digital experiences in the conversational space. Though many organizations, some of Acquia's customers included, have leapt headlong into building...
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Posted by Preston So on Dec 10, 2018
As we witnessed in the previous installment of Experience Express, selecting a robust mechanism for authenticating incoming requests is a key component of any decoupled Drupal decision-making process. After all, you cannot always necessarily predict the input sanitization features in place on...
Puppies in Layout Builder
Posted by DC Denison on Nov 26, 2018
If you’ve been reading about new -- and promised -- easy-to-use page builders, you many not be aware that the Drupal community has been working on a super ambitious visual design tool, Layout Builder, that will be included in the next version of Drupal, Drupal 8.7, scheduled to be released this...
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Nov 16, 2018
BLT (Build and Launch Tool) provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 applications. It is the default recommended tool used by Acquia Professional Services. We use BLT in Professional Services to sync databases, manage configurations, create artifacts for...
decoupling in drupal
Posted by Alex Moreno Lopez on Oct 22, 2018
I've been interested for some time in this whole idea of decoupling Drupal and decoupled architectures: collecting links, ideas, videos, and anything that I considered useful. Here is my list. I hope you find something useful, maybe not :-). Question: Decoupling Drupal… Wait, What? Why? When? In a...
Decoupled Drupal in Practice
Posted by Preston So on Oct 18, 2018
Over the last few years, I have had the privilege of sharing insights and tutorials on decoupled Drupal, which was originally unknown territory with shifting sands but today is a widely adopted approach, including by some of Acquia's most influential customers. Nonetheless, the relative...