November 23, 2020

Consentful UX

By Johanna Bates

Clayton introduced me to the Consentful Tech Project, which provides a framework for applying Planned Parenthood's FRIES definition of consent to applications. Clayton and I played around with extending that framework into the world of web UX, and the result of those thought experiments is our talk, Consentful UX. A video of the talk and its slides are here. 

June 25, 2020

Extending Drupal 7's End of Life: What's a nonprofit to do now? An Update

By Johanna Bates

This is good news for nonprofit organizations on Drupal 7 who don’t have funds, capacity, and/or time for a rebuild right now. We'll attempt to tackle some questions about Drupal versions, upgrades, rebuilds, timing, and planning website projects here.

April 8, 2019

LightShip - A Smaller-stack Drupal 8 Starter Theme

By Johanna Bates

I stopped complaining about overly-complex Drupal 8 starter themes and, together with the DevCollab team, made our own ready-to-customize sub-theme of Classy. Our Drupal 8 starter theme is called LightShip, and we shared it on

September 13, 2018

Drupal 7 & 8 Support Ends Nov. 2021. What's a Nonprofit to Do?

By Johanna Bates

This week, Dries announced at DrupalEurope, and on his blog, that November 2021 will be the End of Life (EOL) date for both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. Drupal 9 is now scheduled to be released in 2020, giving people a year to upgrade from version 8 to version 9 before Drupal 8's EOL. Why is Being on a Supported Version Important? Because being on a version of Drupal that's "no longer supported" means that it will not be updated when new security vulnerabilities are discovered.

How does this affect resource-constrained nonprofits using Drupal?

April 17, 2018

Website Accessibility & Social Justice at NTEN 18NTC

By Johanna Bates

I just got back from a double-conference trip, first to DrupalCon Nashville, followed mid-week by the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (18NTC) in New Orleans. That's a lot of conferences in one week, but my brief trip to each conference was really fulfilling. Here, I tell more about co-presenting the 18NTC session, "Website Accessibility Is A Social Justice Issue".