Enhancing the Editorial Experience
Normally in a web development agency, your focus is on the front end, consumer-facing side of a website. Yes, we talk about the administration but mostly defer to "it is what it is" and "that's just how Drupal works." With the rise in popularity of decoupled infrastructures, more clients are shifting their focus on improving the Drupal Administration UX.
From a business perspective an editor often has more say in the support and success of your CMS then the end user browsing the site so the editor persona should be considered throughout the development process. In this session, we'll dive into how ways of improving hte editorial experience with contrib modules, architectural choices and some custom code additions.
What to expect:
- How is design/UX reversing to focus on the editorial experience?
- What contrib modules currently enhance the editorial experience?
- How can a better editorial experience be beneficial to your client?
- Where is the future of editorial experiences and Drupal heading?
With over 10 years of experience developing enterprise-level Drupal websites, Kevin Basarab has been a part of the Mediacurrent team for over 5 years. In addition to his current role as Director of Development Kevin specializes in developing editorial workflows for large scale media organizations such as Thrillist Media Group, WWE, and the Weather Channel.
Before Mediacurrent, Kevin worked in the newspaper industry as an editor moving into overseeing their web operations. Prior to his current role, Kevin held the titles of Senior Drupal Consultant and Lead Drupal Architect at Mediacurrent. At Mediacurrent, Kevin has completed many high profile projects within the media industry, developing an expertise in helping publishers create better workflows within their publishing business. Kevin has several Drupal core commits under his belt besides being a core mentor for new contributors.
Kevin has been active in attending various DrupalCamps and Cons across the country including Florida DrupalCamp, DrupalCamp Atlanta, DrupalCons and other regional camps. Outside of Drupal, Kevin is an advocate for the use of Git Flow in development processes and enjoys hiking, outdoors, bowling and do-it-yourself projects around the house.