OPTASY: Adaptive vs Responsive Design: What Is the Difference? Which One Is Better for You?

Planet Drupal - 13. April 2018 - 18:40
Adaptive vs Responsive Design: What Is the Difference? Which One Is Better for You? silviu.serdaru Fri, 04/13/2018 - 16:40

Adaptive vs responsive design. Is there really a matter of “better vs worse”? What's the difference anyway?

For the boundaries sure look blurry enough. Especially since both types of web design provide you with a solution to the same challenge. The one you're facing as a web designer:

A design that should cater to all screen sizes.

Now, instead of delving into this confusion even deeper, let's shed some light on:

Einstweilige Verfügung gegen Löschung von Facebook-Kommentar

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 18:00
Mit Verweis auf seine Gemeinschaftsstandards hatte Facebook den Kommentar eines Nutzers gelöscht. Doch der Nutzer ging vor Gericht und hat nun eine einstweilige Verfügung gegen die Löschung erwirkt.

Amazee Labs: Lessons In Leadership From DrupalCon Nashville

Planet Drupal - 13. April 2018 - 17:53
Lessons In Leadership From DrupalCon Nashville

Taking on a leadership position can be a very rewarding but also draining experience. I’d like to share some of the exciting things that stood out to me at DrupalCon in terms of leadership. In the last few years, I was able to take on a number different leadership positions such as CTO at Amazee Labs, running the #d8rules initiative or co-organizing camps in Austria and Switzerland. To me, it’s a deeply satisfying experience to be part of a team that works towards a common goal and see myself being able to help drive us to be successful. At the same time, leadership always felt very difficult to me. Why wasn’t I able to take decisions effectively? Why wouldn’t others follow my advice as I wanted them to?

Looking up to other leaders at work and in our community is really valuable to me. It allows me to feel inspired, keep improving, and relate my own struggle to the struggles of others. I’d like to share an overview of the things that inspired me during this DrupalCon Nashville.

Josef Dabernig Fri, 04/13/2018 - 17:53 Leadership lessons at DrupalCon Nashville

The Diversity & Inclusion team ensured me that fighting for a common cause with a well structured approach can lead to great results. This DrupalCon featured 40% speakers who identified as part of an underrepresented group. This is an awesome achievement and I appreciate the group and the DrupalCon program team who made this possible. I also really like how D&I tries to lead by example as they extend their attribution system to credit for non-code contributions such as attending an initial meeting. Finally, Nikki Steven handed over initiative leadership to Fatima and they mentioned how helpful it can be to distribute ownership of an initiative to make sure the cause is more important than the actual person leading it.

The Community Working Group (CWG), together with Jordana & George, explained their approach to ensuring safety within the Drupal Community. I appreciate the hard work they put into such a thoughtful process that helps us deal with difficult situations. An important aspect of the communication is to always try to separate internet and impact. A person might have the best intentions when they do something, but it is also really important that they understand the impact their actions have on others. A lot of the work that the CWG does goes into the mediation process. This brings disagreeing parties together to reach an understanding their own actions and how others feel about it. Not every difficult situation can be solved in a mediation process so it was great to learn that the CWG also relies on a careful process that leads to taking action if needed.

On Tuesday I was able to attend a Leadership workshop that was organized by the CWG and facilitated by Adam Goodman, Chairman of the Drupal Association. Adam is Director for the Center of Leadership at Northwestern University and I really appreciated his thoughtful approach to this workshop. Together as a group of roughly 50 attendees, we used individual and group exercises to discuss our different perspectives on leadership. Adam was able to make sure that there was a balanced discussion, added plenty of valuable insights, and reassured us that leadership is not always an easy topic. There was also a controversial discussion about the boundaries of leadership and I would like to thank Donna Benjamin for writing her thoughts on it.

In his keynote, Dries took a good amount of time to reflect on the leadership of Drupal. In his section on fostering the community, Dries presented his version of Drupal’s values and principles. I think this is an exciting move forward for us as a community to being able to define and iterate on our values and principles definition. I like how Dries stressed that he put a lot of effort into working on those but at the same time, that he also recognizes that they by no means will be perfect from the beginning. We’ll need a good amount of feedback & collaboration to help make sure that the values & principles definition of the Drupal community, as diverse as it is, serves the purpose and needs of our extensive community.

Rachel Lawson, Community Liaison at the Drupal Association, shared her story at the beginning of Wednesday’s keynote. I appreciated finding out how her feeling welcomed enabled her to become a key contributor and leader within our community. Rachel’s open and candid approach has always been a refreshing experience for me. Over the years, Rachel has always provided an open ear for me to discuss leadership challenges. It’s great to know there are people available that will listen to you and that want to help you to become better at what you do.

Finally, in the keynote itself, Steve Francia shared his very inspiring journey leading various open source community projects. There were tears in my eyes when I found out that Steve had been struggling with the responsibility of being the lead of these big, successful projects, especially when he wasn’t aligned with the project's goals anymore. Steve realised he needed to step down in order to focus on what he wants to work on. I especially appreciated Steve’s honest approach to giving genuine feedback to himself and us as a Drupal community. Steve’s presentation was full of great feedback for us a Drupal community and how we have inspired him to develop the communities he is working with.

Final thoughts

It’s awesome to look at what others do when it comes to leadership and get inspired by them. But without introspection, true leadership cannot really emerge. I’d like to conclude with my own notes from the leadership workshop:

What is teamwork?

The work performed together as a group of individuals towards shared goals.

What is leadership?

Everything that helps the teamwork such as leading by example, principles, coaching or being a servant leader.

How do people learn to become more effective team members, followers, and leaders?

When we learn to express our needs, feelings, and provide feedback. When we understand what our peers need and learn how to create safe spaces for interaction and collaboration. When we listen actively, take responsibility and are open to learning something new every day.

What’s next?

Today is the most collaborative day for DrupalCon. At the sprints we all come together to work on Drupal initiatives. On my side, I’m looking forward to meeting the DrupalCon Europe team to discuss the program. If you are interested, check out the website to get your ticket or sign up as a volunteer.

I want to get better at enabling others. In that spirit, I am looking for a new #d8rules initiative coordinator. If you are interested in helping the Rules module to Drupal 8, this might be a great opportunity for me to learn how to coach you. Feel free to reach out to me.

"Fuchsia ist kein Linux": Google dokumentiert Android-Nachfolger

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 17:30
Software-Entwickler diskutieren momentan angeregt über Googles Dokumentation für das neue Betriebssystem Fuchsia, das früher oder später Android ersetzen soll. Jedenfalls, wenn es nach Google geht.

macOS: Apple warnt vor 32-Bit-Apps

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 17:00
Nutzer von macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra werden künftig beim ersten Start von Nicht-64-Bit-Apps mit einem Hinweisfenster konfrontiert, dass der Entwickler demnächst ein Update vornehmen muss.

Verbilligter Akkutausch nach iPhone-Verlangsamung: Apple-Store-Mitarbeiter überarbeitet

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 16:30
Damit die Batterie der Smartphones in ausreichend kurzer Zeit gewechselt werden kann, greift Apple zu freien Mitarbeitern – zumindest in den USA. Dennoch müssen viele Kunden Geduld haben.

AMD Ryzen 2000: Neue 6- und 8-Kern-Prozessoren erscheinen am 19. April, ab sofort vorbestellbar

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 16:30
Vier neue Prozessoren der Ryzen-2000-Serie sind ab sofort vorbestellbar. Sie kosten zwischen 195 und 320 Euro und sollen am 19. April in den Handel gelangen.

Erik Buell baut E-Motorräder

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 16:00
Drei Gründer wollen E-Bikes oder Pedelecs und kleine Pendler-Motorräder bauen: Frederic Vasseur (bekannt von Spark Racing aus der Formel E), François-Xavier Terny und Erik Buell. Die ersten Prototypen sollen im Sommer laufen

Apple Music bekommt deutschen Chef

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 16:00
Der gebürtige Münchner Oliver Schusser, bislang von London aus Vice President iTunes international, darf nach Kalifornien umziehen. Apple Music hat mittlerweile 40 Millionen Abonnenten.

Spiele-Klassiker System Shock jetzt Open Source, Remake nicht tot

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:30
Das Cyber-Punk-Adventure System Shock ist für viele ältere Gamer ein Teil ihrer Jugend und war für zahlreiche jüngere Spiele eine Inspirationsquelle. Nun steht der Quellcode des Originals auf GitHub bereit.

Vermesse dich selbst: Wie viel Tracking ist gesund?

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:30
Auf der Fitnessmesse Fibo zeigen die Hersteller cloudbasierte Produkte, die alle Fitnessdaten zusammentragen. Und Körperscanner, die den Sportler bis ins Detail vermessen. Das kann motivieren, hat aber auch Schattenseiten.

16 Jahre nach Marktstart: Warcraft 3 unterstützt jetzt Breitbild-Displays

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:30
Das Echzeitstrategiespiel Warcraft 3 lässt sich jetzt auf 16:9-Display verzerrungsfrei und bildschirmfüllend darstellen.

Valve verbessert Privatsphäre auf Steam – und hebelt SteamSpy aus

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:30
Erst die gute Nachricht: Valve verbessert die Datenschutz-Optionen für Nutzer der Spiele-Plattform Steam. Die schlechte: Das für Nutzer und Entwickler wichtige Statistik-Tool SteamSpy wird durch die Änderungen unbrauchbar.

Grafikchip-Drittverwertung: AMD stellt Grafikartenserie Radeon RX 500X vor

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:30
Für Komplettsysteme legt AMD die bekannten Polaris-Grafikkarten als Serie Radeon RX 500X neu auf. Die GPUs sind für Desktop-PCs und Notebooks gedacht.

Gmail bekommt neues Design und neue Funktionen

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:30
Google spendiert seinem Mail-Dienst Gmail einen "frischen, klaren Look" und neue Funktionen. In den "kommenden Wochen" startet zunächst ein Testprogramm für ausgesuchte Nutzer.

Kassenärzte: Digitalisierung schafft keine zusätzliche Behandlungszeit

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:00
Die Kassenärztliche Bundesvereinigung befürchtet, dass die Möglichkeiten der Digitalisierung nicht mehr Zeit für die Behandlung von Patienten schaffen. Vielfach fehlen auf dem Land auch die Voraussetzungen für Telemedizin.

Facebook-Datenskandal: Kommissarisch amtierender Chef von Cambridge Analytica gibt Posten auf

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 15:00
Drei Wochen hat Alexander Tayler durchgehalten. Jetzt gibt der Chef der umstrittenen Datenanalaysefirma Cambridge Analytica sein kommissarisch geführtes Amt auf.

Twist Bioscience verspricht DNA-Datenspeicherung für wenige Cents

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 14:30
Künstlich erzeugte Gene sind ein beispiellos dichtes Medium für die Speicherung großer Datenmengen. Das Konzept funktioniert bereits zuverlässig – und der führende Anbieter verspricht rapide fallende Preise.

Facebook-Anhörung: Zuckerberg laviert und verspricht Besserung

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 14:30
Facebook-Chef Mark Zuckerberg kam glimpflich durch die Anhörungen im US-Kongress, auch wenn am zweiten Tag im Abgeordnetenhaus ein etwas härterer Wind wehte. Facebook schließt eine Bezahl-Version nicht aus und will EU-Datenschutzregeln weltweit anwenden.

#heiseshow: Nach Daten-Skandal und US-Anhörung – wie geht's weiter mit Facebook?

heise online Newsticker - 13. April 2018 - 14:00
Mark Zuckerberg und Facebook sind unter Druck. Vor dem US-Senat zeigte sich Zuckerberg reuig, aber auch recht wendig. Wie geht es nun weiter mit Facebook? Wie sieht die Zukunft der sozialen Netzwerke aus? Das besprechen wir in der neuen #heiseshow.