After a ridiculously dumb move of overloading the Drupal Planet feed and the ensuing fix (thanks to Dave, David and Greg for the help during that), figured it was probably better to do a summary of recent Drupal video tutorials rather than posting each and everyone to Drupal Planet. So, here's the first go of it:
1. Started a new video tutorial series on cool Drupal 7 modules. The goal here is to keep them between 2 and 5 minutes and just introduce modules that are awesome. So far there are 7 videos in the series and I've been focusing on SEO modules recently: http://torontowebsitedeveloper.com/category/video/cool-modules
2. Released a video on how to create custom Drupal front pages based on user roles using the Front Page module. This is great if you have a private site but need to entice people to register: http://torontowebsitedeveloper.com/drupal-video-tutorials/how-create-cus...
3. I've now released 2 complete video tutorial series on creating e-commerce sites using Ubercart. You can find all 20 videos at http://torontowebsitedeveloper.com/category/video/ubercart or if you'd like, you can purchase the series on my site as well.
4. Finally, just started a mini series on how to create an activity feed on your Drupal 7 site. The first video in the series is available at http://torontowebsitedeveloper.com/drupal-video-tutorials/how-create-act...
Hope these help,
Round 2 of the Drupal Grand Prix will take place at Daytona Milton Keynes on Saturday 6th July. It's a great outdoor karting circuit that can host up to 35 drivers on the track at a time, and it's open to any UK Drupal companies and freelancers. (It's open to anyone outside the UK too, if you're up for the trip!)Blogs: Drupal PlanetTags: DrupalTiger FishTigerfish
Hi everyone, hope some of you had/having a great time at DrupalCon Portland. Since I could go I decided to do something useful and apply to Dropbucket Drupal Snippets Repository some new ideas I had in my mind. Long story short, last night I rolled out an update which brought the follwing:Read on about Cool New Changes at Dropbucket.org
Today I want to talk a bit about another cool module I found called Multi-path Autocomplete. With the use of an autocomplete widget, this module lets you easily add existing paths when you create a new menu item.
Also, check out the photos from DrupalCon on the Mediacurrent Facebook page.
Drupal development can feel a bit like “black magic” when you’re getting started. Here’s a high level guide aimed at beginners to help point them in the right direction.Website Building & Drupal
Day three was kicked off by Michael Lopp, ex Apple and Dictator at Palantir. His keynote "THE ENGINEER, THE DESIGNER, AND THE DICTATOR" was centered around the productive battle between art, science and execution. A refreshing contrast program to the horizontal hierarchy frenzy.
What else? Sessions, BOFs and another day in wonderful Portland, so different to most US cities I know: Small cars, cyclists, coffee snobs, microbreweries, and raaaaain! Lots.
It's Day 3 of DrupalCon, and so much has happened in the last 72 hours! From keynotes and two full days of recorded sessions, gallons of Stumptown, and let's be honest, sore feet from all the walking... well take a deep breath, because it's not over yet!
So, here's what happened yesterday...We built a website to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma
On Tuesday night, a team of volunteer Drupal developers gathered in the DrupalCon Portland coder lounge to build a website to help FEMA help the victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
Drupal is a lot like enterprise software. Before you think this is a bad judgement on Drupal or a slur please hear me out. It's more a description of Drupal based on my experience with it for nearly 8 years and my last couple years dealing with enterprise software. I want to dive into some specific points that may be good, bad, and even make us unhappy with some of the things that make us happy.
If you are a site builder or themer in Drupal, you might have a similar situation happen to you. You obtain a set of requirements for a content type, create all the necessary fields with semantic labels, and start building the displays and views. Great! Life is good. Now your project manager waltzes over to your desk to deliver an updated set of wireframes, and before you even get halfway down the page, you feel a breeze as you notice a person-shaped cloud of dust where your project manager just stood.... Read more
This organization theme was inspired by my talk with Kim McCluskey, the founder of SunInMyHeart.com, a charity fund. During his trip to Halong Bay, I have heard about what he did for SunInMyHeart to help orphanage children. So after the trip, I created this theme for organization and non profit purposes.
If you are interested in using this theme for your charity funds, please feel free to ask me and I will send you the package free-of-charge.
We have received many requests to download this theme. As we believe the use of this theme for your websites will bring alot of benefits to other people, especially for charity purposes, we have converted this theme to Drupal 7 and provide it free of charge. No more asking, just go to the theme page and click on the Download tab, you will be able to get it.Demo
See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Fiddle demo
First off, yes, I realize it's "sound bite", but given the context, "byte" sounds more applicable.
The Toads have been at Drupalcon Portland this week in force! With a sponsor booth to manage and two different parties to organize, we've been busy, but I've managed to squeeze a few sessions in as well. Here are some top quotes and takeaways along the way:
I belive every sitebuilder already had the need to wrap multiple fields with some markup, for example to group them in a fieldset or simply to wrap them with a div to solve theming issues. The easiest way to acoplish that is to use the field group module, wich gives you a nice and handy ui integrated in the core field_ui. It comes with a common set of often used wrappers, like expandable fieldsets or even horizontal and vertical tabs.
The module itself is a great tool for sitebuilders and themers because it is easy to use and exportable with the features module.
Sadly the module is pretty old and it is very complicated to get new features in it, because so many sites already use the module. So everyone lived with the overload of classes field_group appends to its containers and the poor set of available markup. Yannickoo from Loom created a patch, wich allows the user to decide how the wrapper should look like, by simply adding the tag in the ui.
This looks somewhat like in the image above!
If you want to take advantage of this new feature, you need to download the latest development snapshot 7.x-1.x, instead of the stable release.
Credits are going to yannickoo for this great work!Weitere Bilder:
WYSIWYG in Drupal 8 is going to rock, simple as that. Practically all annoyances, complications and other stuff we have had to endure In Drupal 7 and earlier has been fixed. Read all about it and also watch Nate Haug's DrupalCon Portland 2013 session about the improvements here.
Unfortunately Nate also revealed that Drupal 8 will still automatically delete files when their usage gets zero. That is a bad thing and I'll explain why I strongly believe that.Read the full "Drupal 8 WYSIWYG and File Cleanup" post on www.tsvenson.com
Often times it is needed to create module specific custom tables to store persistent data. Drupal offers a set of hooks in connection to this. Most commonly used among these are hook_schema() and hook_update_N(). First hook, hook_schema() holds the structure of table in the form of PHP array.Google Plus One Linkedin Share Button Tweet Widget Facebook Like
Here's a quick video recap from Drupalcon Portland - Wednesday May 22nd. If you missed yesterday's recap, you can watch it here.
In this episode we continue learning about Drupal Commerce and dive into some of the layout aspects of building out Drupal Commerce product displays.
In this episode you will learn:
This Drupalcon has in many respects been about winning the hearts of the user: There's a constant UX track installed for the first time at a Drupalcon; Dries has used his keynote to talk about the importance of improving the web experience management (with some UXy slides!), UX expert Karen McGrane was invited to give today's keynote on the subject of multi-device content.
Her point: Lots of the tools that we build give the user the illusion that the web is print. Instead of using WYSIWYG and other (misleading) instruments, users should be able to add metadata with longer legs, making content multi channel capable. And if there's just one thing you want to watch today: Chris Blow's magically athwart presentation on Design Ops:
Here is one more conversation I had at Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria in April, 2013. Ranko Marinic is from Croatia and has some great perspectives. He works as an IT consultant with a wide range of technologies and with Drupal "by night". He is studying economics and has become interested in the economic effects on local communities of implementing open source software. Ranko also talks about the moment he really started believing in open source as a social movement.ranko_final.mp3