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Mark Conroy - Lead Frontend Developer & Content Strategist

Allowing Editors to Choose the Image Style in Drupal 8 Image Fields

While building a site recently, we had a requirement for teaser images to be in a landscape or portrait orientation. We could have created two image fields and told the client to just fill in one - but that would mean editors would be responsible for cropping the image which would add extra effort to their work. Instead what we did was used one image field and one select list to choose if they image should be 'landscape' or 'portrait' in teasers.

Stella Power - Drupal rockstar and managing director of Annertech

Mapping in Drupal 8 with GeoLocation Field

Adding a map to a website in Drupal 7 is fairly easy - the only difficulty being which of the many mapping modules to use. In Drupal 8 many of the modules are not available yet, or only have dev or beta versions available. One of the ones that seems fairly stable and has a good set of features without being overly complex is the Geolocation Field module. We've used it on a site recently with great success, and in this blog post we will cover the fundamentals of how to use this module.

Ricardo Flores-Galan: UX Designer

UX Ireland Conference Takeaways

The recent UX Ireland conference featured a great line-up of keynoters and speakers such as Jon Kolko (author of acclaimed books including “Well-Designed” or “Exposing the Magic of Design”) and Brenda Laurel. As usual with a conference of this nature, Annertech attended in force, with about 50% of our frontend/design team attending one or both days. I got a lot of takeaways from the talks and workshops: here's a synopsis of them.
Mark Conroy - Lead Frontend Developer & Content Strategist

No Surprises - Using PatternLab to Build the Design Your Client Signed Off

I bet this opening sounds familiar to you.

Clients sign off on designs. You build a website for them based on these designs. It looks quite like the designs, but not exactly like them. It's not your fault. It's not the client's fault. But wouldn't it be nice if you could build what the client signed off?

Why are the websites we build not exactly like what the client signs off and why is it nobody’s fault? Here’s three (good) reasons:

Ricardo Flores-Galan: UX Designer

Retrospective: My First Time at DrupalCon

It is hard to describe my excitement at DrupalCon Dublin, my first DrupalCon indeed. After a year of preparations by the local Irish community it was hard to believe that it was actually happening.

I think I was pretty well prepared and knew what to expect. A couple of blogs from fellow Annertechies had helped to plan it, especially Mark's Get the Most out of DrupalCon Dublin.

Anthony Lindsay support manager and axe wielder

Wow, What a DrupalCon. Observations from a First Time Speaker

This year's DrupalCon, in my home town of Dublin, was a brand new experience for me. As a seasoned DrupalCon Veteran, (my first DrupalCon was in Paris in 2009), I thought I knew the ropes - how to choose sessions, what to expect, how to party like a bad-ass... I thought I knew what I would get out of it. Man, was I wrong.

Mark Conroy - Lead Frontend Developer & Content Strategist

Annertech: Web Agency of the Year

My fingers are trembling typing this. I can't believe it. This morning everyone in Annertech land is thinking "did that really just happen?" It appears it did, we are the web agency of the year! Last night, to top off the other three awards we won - best arts and culture website, most beautiful website in Ireland, and best website (all for Ireland.ie) - we then went on to win Best Web Agency 2016!
Mark Conroy - Lead Frontend Developer & Content Strategist

Ireland.ie/Annertech are the Big Winners at Realex Web Awards 2016

We knew Ireland.ie (built by Annertech on Drupal) was a special website. The design is beautiful thanks to the amazing work of BigO Media, the content, media, and experience is second to none thanks to the the team in the Ireland.ie office at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The implementation is without flaw (if we say so ourselves!).

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