Layout Builder in the Real World

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Jun 08, 2019

Matthew Tift
Drupal: mtift

Wes Ruvalcaba
Drupal: wesruv

Is the Drupal 8’s new Layout Builder UI the holy grail of editor user experience? We’ve created a new version of Lullabot.com using Drupal 8. A huge goal for this project is to put our Head of Marketing, 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. In this session 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.
• 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.

https://2019.tcdrupal.org/session/layout-builder-real-world

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.