Talking Drupal #444 - Design to Development Workflow Optimization

April 01, 2024
Today we are talking about design to development hand off, common complications, and ways to optimize your process with guest Crispin Bailey. We’ll also cover Office Hours as our module of the week.


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  • Primary activities of the team
  • Where does handoff start
  • Handoff artifact
  • Tools for collaboration
  • Figma
  • Evaluating new tools
  • Challenges of developers and designers working together
  • How can we optimize handoff
  • What steps can the dev team take to facilitate smooth handoff
  • Framework recommendation
  • Final quality
  • AI
  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to manage and display the hours of operation for a business on your Drupal site? There’s a module for that
  • Module name/project name:
  • Brief history
    • How old: created in Jan 2008 by Ozeuss, though recent releases are by John Voskuilen of the Netherlands
    • Versions available: 7.x-1.11 and 8.x-1.17
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained, latest release was 3 weeks ago
    • Security coverage
    • Test coverage
    • Documentation: no user guide, but a pretty extensive README
    • Number of open issues: 15 open issues, only 1 of which are bugs against the current branch, though it’s postponed for more info
  • Usage stats:
    • Almost 20,000 sites
  • Module features and usage
    • Previously covered in episode 113, more than 8 years ago, in the “Drupal 6 end of life” episode
    • The module provides a specialized widget to set the hours for each weekday, with the option to have more than one time slot per day
    • You can define exceptions, for example on stat holidays
    • You can also define seasons, with a start and end date, during which the hours are different
    • The module also offers a variety of options for formatting the output:
    • You can show days as ranges, for example Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, 12-hour or 24-hour clocks, and so on
    • Obviously it will show any exceptions or upcoming seasonal hours too
    • It can also show an “open now” or “closed now” indicator
    • It can create markup for openingHours, and has integration with the Metatag module
    • Office Hours does all this with a new field type, so you could add it to Stores in a Drupal Commerce site, a Locations content type in a site for a bricks-and-mortar chain, or if you just need a single set of hours for the site, you should be able to use it with something like the Config Pages module
    • The README file also includes some suggestions on how to use Office Hours with Views, which can give you a lot of flexibility on where and how to show the information