Earlier this year, GDPR went into effect. Many US-based companies have updated their privacy policies, added consent banners, changed information collection practices, and improved internal privacy policies. But despite its global reach, GDPR is an EU regulation. Not everyone has felt compelled to change their ways.
Growth metrics. Accessibility requirements. Editorial calendars. Social media posts and tracking responses. As if that wasn’t enough, you’re now hearing about a new acronym that lies somewhere between not having any effect on your life and possibly costing you millions of dollars if you ignore it: GDPR.
For the last 6 years, the Syrian Civil war has displaced millions of people, including hundreds of thousands of young people who are desperately trying to complete their schooling. While there are many organizations trying to help, there has been no place for these refugees to search for the programs and tools designed to help them.To fill this need, the Institute of International Education (IIE) has initiated the PEER project to create a Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (https://iiepeer.org). The platform offers young refugees and Internationally Displaced People (IDP) an online clearinghouse of scholarship and educational opportunities. It also offers institutions a medium for reaching out to these affected populations and enacting the change necessary to heal wounds, old and new.
As originally posted on Clutch:
Introduce your business and what you do there.
Taoti Creative is a digital agency. We’ve grown up largely as a web development shop since about 1996, but we’ve really evolved into a full-service digital agency. We do everything from web development, to custom application design, lots of graphics and marketing, PR, and social media. More recently, we’ve delved into the world of emerging technologies like AR, VR, Internet of Things. We now have a full time maker on staff. We’re kind of all over the place. Anything that is digital and helps organization accomplish their goals is right up our alley.
If you’re busy and not technical, here’s the punch line: Taoti has added a very slick new piece of technology to our workflow: CASCADE (which stands for Customer Administered System Configuration and Automated Deployment Engine.) This tool uses cutting-edge technologies (Jenkins/Ansible/Gitlab) to provide for a “continuous deployment” development process.
The result is a faster, more efficient, and less error-prone way to get new features safely deployed to a live website as they are created and approved. This system also allows us to ‘roll back’ iterations of the site (should there be a problem) with the click of a mouse and create automatic testing plans to ensure that new iterations of the site don’t break the current version.
Don’t fret, as you are not alone. There are about 200,000 Drupal 6 websites still in production. That includes major websites such as Whitehouse.gov. However, with the impending release of Drupal 8, it may be time to do something about your Drupal 6 website.
Many folks are asking – “when will Drupal 8 be ready?”
This an interesting question, but understanding who is asking the question is important to knowing the answer.
Open source platforms like Drupal are very different than a product like Microsoft Office. While Office will (hopefully) release one refined version and then only offer minor patches, open source projects like Drupal are built and refined over time. This means that the launch date is far less important than the date where we can feel comfortable that the platform is both stable and that developing will be cost effective.
We frequently work with clients that are new to Drupal. We’ve compiled this list of common Drupal terms to help them understand us. This stuff is like our second language, and we sometimes forget that node is actually not an intuitive term for a piece of content.
As the number of people who are not proficient in English grows dramatically every year, we at Taoti are being asked more and more to create multilingual websites. Drupal is an ideal platform for creating multilingual sites – Drupal core provides the fundamentals, while extended functionality is added via actively maintained modules from the open source community.
If your site requires the interface to be displayed in multiple languages or if you need to customize the interface of a single language site, the first step is to enable the multilingual capabilities of Drupal.