A presentation at DrupalCon North America by
Easy Out of the Box A Drupal Core Strategic Initiative
Table of Contents 01
What is this initiative and where are we now?
How to help Ways to get involved for all contributors.
See how these features help a large foundation.
Q&A Time to answer your questions.
What are we working on next?
What is Easy Out of the Box? The Easy Out of the Box initiative is making the editorial experience clear and empowering from the moment Drupal is installed.
What is Easy Out of the Box? The initiative is composed of three important features for editors: Claro, Layout Builder, and Media.
saschaeggi Unic AG
volkswagenchick Kanopi Studios
Cristina Chumillas ckrina Lullabot
Claro Making site administration beautiful
Claro in a nutshell Design Based on the newly created Drupal Admin Design System
Interface Redesign of administration pages, touches some editor components like contextual links and the administrator toolbar
Accessibility A very important aspect from Conception to Implementation
Still Experimental Claro is the one feature here that isn’t marked stable yet
First design proposals
In Core as “Experimental”
New default Admin theme
Around DrupalCon Vienna
Development started as a contrib theme
Since Drupal 8.8
Once we reach stable
Layout Builder Tools to build your content your way
What is Layout Builder? Build with sections No longer need to be tied to full page designs and hard coded templates.
Content Type layouts Design a standard layout for all content of a certain type.
One off page designs Create different layouts for individual pieces of content.
Stable Layout Builder is stable, but not enabled by default in the Standard Drupal installation.
The initiative to build a better layout tool in core begins
Layout Builder is added to core as an experimental module
Layout Builder is marked Stable
Help us get it there!
Media Organizing your digital assets
What is Media? Media items Store your Media as reusable entities instead of in fields.
Media Library Filter and organize your assets with Media Library.
Relevant metadata Keep your data with your multimedia asset.
Stable Media is stable, but not enabled by default in the Standard Drupal installation.
Case Study: How the NSF is using Claro, Layout Builder, and Media Built in partnership with
Editors have a modern and welcoming backend through Claro.
Content Editors can edit page layouts without HTML knowledge.
Using Media, the NSF can share multimedia items easily through the site.
Easy Out of the Box Media Searchable, shareable multimedia assets
Layout Builder Easy page building with consistent branding
Claro A clear, modern design that enables editors
New “Content Creation” menu proposal ➔
New “Content Editor” role ➔
UI improvements ➔
This first draft was presented at DrupalCon Amsterdam
Contrib Theme based on “Future UI” ➔
Full site layout editing ➔
Block Visibility Controls ➔
Provide tools to manage audio and video transcripts ➔
Improve Media’s usability
How to Help
Why contribute? Community Be a part of the community!
Gratitude Everyone’s contribution are valued
Career Development Build your resume and Drupal street cred
Professional Development The more you contribute, the more you learn
Who can contribute?
Designer / UX
Look and feel
Presentations and copy
Help future users
Get the word out
Be as inclusive
Concept to code
Novice and new users
Easy to use
OpenSocial ➔ ➔ ➔
Meet the contribution mentors Find a way to participate in today’s initiative Contribute to things other than today’s strategic initiative
Get started here: drupalcontributions.opensocial.site/group/easyout-box-wednesday/about EOOTB: drupalcontributions.opensocial.site/group/easyout-box-wednesday/topics
In the issue queue By tags: ➔ #NorthAmerica2021 ➔ #Easy Out of the Box ➔ #Claro ➔ #Media Initiative ➔ # Layout Builder Get started here: www.drupal.org/project/issues/search
Come visit us! ➔ ➔
Meet the team Get some direction
Meet and greet: drupalcontributions.opensocial.site/node/52 EOOTB: drupalcontributions.opensocial.site/group/easyout-box-wednesday/topics
THANK YOU Come work with us! #easy-out-of-the-box Join us right after this for Q&A CREDITS: This presentation template was created by Slidesgo, including icons by Flaticon, infographics & images by Freepik
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