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Grid-like Definition list layout using Flexbox

Definition list laid out in a grid/table

Modern web design often features “vanity metrics”; KPIs indicating company's successes or listing distinguishable features. The most appropriate HTML element to mark up such content is the definition list <dl>.

Designs often call for a grid-like layout for such content. This article shows how to build the CSS for the scalable vertical grid-like definition list layout using Flexbox CSS.

Published in CSS.

KOrganizer and Akonadi on Ubuntu with Postgres

KOrganizer Calendar app from KDE Agenda View

Setting up KOrganizer in the latest Ubuntu versions isn't easy because of various significant changes in its dependencies and I'm guessing lack of funding. I couldn't make it work with MySQL, but I finally made it work with Postgres.

This article documents what configuration worked for me to start Akonadi with Postgres database so I can use KOrganizer.

Published in Linux.

Search multiple Drupal Fields at the same time—Combine fields filter

Combined fields filter in Drupal 8 Views

The easiest way to create a search in Drupal that would automatically search more than one field is through the Combine fields filter in Views. More complex solutions include the Search API module, or Solr framework.

It's not possible to combine just any field with the Combine fields filter, but most of the fields that store content you want searched can. That includes Taxonomy Terms; they can be included in the combined search with the help of Relationships.

Published in Drupal.

Layout Builder—Change Content area layout

Drupal 8 Layout Builder Add Section Four columns

Layout Builder is the new module in Drupal core since the version 8.7. It brings a powerful and easy way for site builders to control the layout of the main content area of a Drupal page.

It is a huge step up for Drupal when competing with website builders for winning Site Editor's favor in taming the confusing coupling of content and its design. Many other features can be built on top of it to create a truly remarkable editors’ and content creators’ experiences.

This article shows what Layout Builder provides out of the box for changing the layout of your page content area.

Published in Drupal.

Where to place Drupal Twig template files

Drupal usually has two active themes

Besides the usual advice to keep the templates in a special templates folder in your (sub)theme it is necessary to know which theme the template should be added to in the first place.

The notion that there are usually two themes active on a Drupal site is often overlooked. This article clarifies which themes are used on which parts of the site.

Published in Drupal.