Talking Drupal #435 - UI Suite initiative

January 29, 2024
Today we are talking about web design and development, from a group of people with one thing in common… We love Drupal. This is episode #435 UI Suite initiative.


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  • Elevator Pitch
  • What do you mean by implementing design systems
  • Is this to thel themers or site builders
  • What is the expected outcome
  • The project page says initiative, but this is not on the community initiatives page, is this an intitiative
  • How does this implement public design systems
  • Does this work with Single Directory Components
  • Youtube Channel
  • Getting involved
  • Roadmap
  • Use cases
  • Do you see this going into core


  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted simple but accessible dropdown navigation on your Drupal website? There’s a module for that.
  • Module name/project name:
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Nov 2022 by Jay Huskins of Redfin Solutions
    • Versions available: 2.1.5 which works with Drupal 9 and 10
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained, most recent commit is less than a month ago
    • No Test coverage at this point
    • Documentation - via
    • Number of open issues: 2, neither of which are bugs
  • Usage stats:
    • 29 sites
  • Maintainer(s):
    • Jay Huskins, with support from Redfin
  • Module features and usage
    • Provides a new menu block that includes markup for disclosure buttons, that make it easier for users on assistive devices to navigate drop-down menus
    • Activating the button will toggle the visibility of nested menu items
    • Also includes ARIA labels to provide clarity around what the buttons do
    • Worth mentioning that Drupal’s Olivero theme also includes disclosure buttons in its mWe’ll also cover Disclosure Menu as our module of the week.
    • Guest Introenus, but there isn’t a straightforward way to pull the menus implemented there into your custom theme
    • Also had a write-up in the Drupal advent calendar we talked about last month, so listeners can also check that out if they want more information