Semi-auto placement of CSS Grid items in Internet Explorer (11)

The thing: as a web developer you want to use a certain technology but you have to support IE — which has never heard about that fancy solution…

To give you an example: modern browsers can place items below each other in the same CSS Grid column creating implicit grid rows. Although IE supports  ( the early version of )  CSS Grid, it can’t do that.

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22. March. 2019.Permalink

Drupal 8 theming basics

You can read below – kind of – a transcript of the presentation I gave at Drupal Developer Days, Szeged 2014.


Once upon a time

…there was a man who had to build a site for a client. This site was really a simple one: a contact form, a static page, articles, comments – and that’s all. And if you listen carefully you may realize that it sounds just like Drupal core! And because this story took place in December, last year, it could be not only Drupal 7, but Drupal 8! (We already had a nice alpha version at that time…)

To share some more details with you, the client was my wife and the developer was me. And I decided to use Drupal 8 because it was possible and I really wanted to learn about it. And I think the best way to learn new things is to face real challenges.

While the core functions of Drupal 8 were enough for us, we didn’t want to use core Bartik theme. We didn’t want to look like thousands of others sites on the net. We wanted something what is a little bit different. So I had to create something custom… And I did it.

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13. April. 2014.Permalink

Drupal Multimedia review

Drupal Multimedia book coverAlthough this book was published in last November, I had no time to read it till now. Since Drupal 7 won’t come out before the end of 2009, the things that can be read in this book will be current for a long time. Aaron Winborn, the author of the book (who is the developer a bunch of media modules for Drupal) helps you to manage your media files in a uniform way, but shows different methods to arrive at a solution.

The book starts with an overview of Drupal, CCK, Views, and theming. Here and in the rest of the book you can see a lot of screenshots to help you understand what you read. The most of the book is about Drupal 6 but Aaron talks about Drupal 5 too where there are differences or there was no Drupal 6 solution at the time of writing. You learn about using modules and than about theming the result. Continue reading

10. February. 2009.Permalink