Drupal Cohesion

  1. Well, Acquia Cohesion allows us to create drag-and-droppable design patterns in Drupal, so we can design and build websites in the browser. It means that instead of spending fruitless hours in building Drupal front end themes, our designers concentrate on content, messaging and user experience.
  2. The basics needed to build, deploy, and manage Drupal sites. 99.95% Uptime SLA; Low-code solution for building and editing Drupal (Cohesion) 24/7 On-Call Support.
  3. This organization is a Drupal services provider. We have been creating delightful and effective enterprise website experiences since 1999. Drupal 8 and the Cohesion DX8 Productivity Suite sit at the heart of what we do, which we integrate into our global clients' marketing technology stacks.

This organization is a Drupal services provider. We have been creating delightful and effective enterprise website experiences since 1999. Drupal 8 and the Cohesion DX8 Productivity Suite sit at the heart of what we do, which we integrate into our global clients' marketing technology stacks. Acquia Cohesion accelerates Drupal 8 website development and enhances the website editing experience. Its visual user interface allows you to build the majority of the theme layer (front-end) of a Drupal website. The overview below summarizes what you can build using Acquia Cohesion.

Drupal Cohesion Program

Coherence prides itself on being the beta testing and lead implementation agency for the Acquia Cohesion Drupal Productivity Tool . What’s that, I hear you say, and why should I care?

Drupal cohesion examplesDrupal Cohesion

Well, Acquia Cohesion allows us to create drag-and-droppable design patterns in Drupal, so we can design and build websites in the browser. It means that instead of spending fruitless hours in building Drupal front end themes, our designers concentrate on content, messaging and user experience. It also means that when the site is built, our clients typically continue evolving layout, messaging hierarchies, building their own campaign pages, A/B testing messaging variants and a whole bunch of other cool stuff - all in their own office and without ongoing dev time.
We talk more about design patterns and Drupal elsewhere, but this article is about the cool stuff coming on the Acquia Cohesion Roadmap. Version V5.5 is here, and we are psyched.

Drupal Cohesion Examples

So here are our top 5 new features.

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Drupal Cohesion Vs

  1. Acquia Cohesion Sync Package Manager. A catchy title. This allows Acquia Cohesion configurations to be exported from one Acquia Cohesion install to another. This helps us manage web estates with multiple domains all sharing a single design system. We can build the configuration in a master site, and export it to the child sites - taking design patterns, styles and configs with them. Essential for managing multi-site design systems.
  2. Acquia Cohesion package sync lock. One of the headaches in managing multi-site design systems is creating pattern modifications in child sites that should not be overwritten by changes in the master. Sync lock tells Acquia Cohesion not to overwrite local modifications - giving us the power to manage pattern divergence in a graceful manner
  3. Component and template builder live visual preview. Acquia Cohesion’s evolution as an in-browser design tool takes a step forward with this very cool feature. Designers can now build components and see them render and evolve as they work. Makes component design faster, more seamless and intuitive.
  4. Manageable component categories. We are /very/ excited about this. Acquia Cohesion editors will be used to seeing the library of available components pop-out from the side in the Drupal CMS admin area. Categories allow us to group components into meaningful segments - helping editors to find and understand the intended use of components
  5. Components within components (atomic design). Previous versions of Acquia Cohesion allowed us to build components from images, buttons, rich text areas and so on. Now we can support atomic design by nesting components and building composite components from multiple elements.

Ok that’s enough excitement for today. I now need to sit in a darkened room with some camomile tea. However, if you want to read about the other cool stuff coming, like lazy loading, accessibility improvements, helpers, improved Google Analytics support and much more, PLUS a sneak peak at 5.6, check out the roadmap. Onwards and upwards.