DrupalCon Seattle 2019: Layout Builder in the Real World

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Is the Drupal 8’s new Layout Builder UI the holy grail of editor user experience? We’re creating a new version of Lullabot.com using Drupal 8. A huge goal for this project is to put Ellie Fanning, our Head of Marketing, and a non-technical user, in total control of the site. Drupal 8 was just rolling out Layout Builder in core as we started the project, and the timing was perfect to use Layout Builder as the basis for our newest solution. 

We had some successes and learned some lessons. We’ll talk about:

Our final Layout Builder editorial experience on Lullabot.com.
Modifications we made to core Layout builder, including configurable css and a way to add titles to layout sections.
How modern CSS and Layout builder ❤ each other.
Block editor user experience improvements we made.
What makes Layout Builder different than other approaches enabling editors to manage the UI.
Whether you should Layout Builder all the things.
We’ll also discuss the new contrib module Views Layout we created in the course of the project, a tool to integrate Views’ queries and the power of Layout Builder.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.