Layout Builder in the Real World


Is the Drupal 8’s new Layout Builder UI the holy grail of editor user experience? We’re creating a new version of using Drupal 8. A huge goal for this project is to put Ellie Fanning, our Head of Marketing, and 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. We’ll talk about:

  • Our final Layout Builder editorial experience on
  • Modifications we made to core Layout builder, including configurable css and a way to add titles to layout sections.
  • How modern CSS and Layout builder ❤ each other.
  • 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.

We’ll also discuss the new contrib module Views Layout we created in the course of the project, a tool to integrate Views’ queries and the power of Layout Builder.

Program tags

editor experience, front end development, ux

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 - 11:30 to 12:00
6C | Level 6