Drupal is a robust content management system for creating and publishing web sties. For those who are just curious about the program or know that they will be using Drupal in the near future, this class is for you.Come for a hands on introduction to the program and its features, with an emphasis on creating, editing and managing content. This class is for novices and will not cover advanced site administration features.
Prerequisite: Getting Started in Drupal 1 & 2 OR familiarity with Drupal.
The Content Construction Kit (CCK) is a Drupal module that allows you to create new and extend existing content types. Out of the box Drupal content types only have a title and body field. CCK allow you to add fields of different types (video, file, image) to the content type. In this class we will go over when and how to use this essential Drupal module.
Have you ever thought of making your website mobile device friendly? It takes just a bit of CSS, and you can enable access to the content on your current site for users with mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. In this self-paced online [#89] tutorial, I'll offer tips for web developers who use Dreamweaver or Drupal as well as for those who hand code static HTML pages.
In addition to the basic training, I've prepared sample code that you may download and use as you wish, as well as links to further training on a variety of topics, including Basic XHTML and CSS. I'll also cover how to use software-based mobile device emulators on your desktop or laptop computer, and offer tips on how to test your site. Read more »
Learning to create and use Drupal Views can be a daunting prospect! However, Views are very useful, and I think that it's worthwhile to take the time to learn how to use them. Once you've learned how to work with Views, you'll be able to create dynamic pages such as a calendar of events, a list of tutorials and guides, or a targeted guide to the article databases for a particular subject area!
Using this [#80], you'll learn how to create and set up a View. Once you've defined the basic settings, you'll be able to sort the results that your new View generates and use selection criteria to filter your results. You'll also learn how to make a Page-based View actually appear on a Page and how to enable a Block-based View that can be used in the same way as any other Drupal Block.
There are some basic foundational aspects of Drupal that are good to know when using the application for the first time. Download and follow the Getting Started #1 tutorial, created just for UCB Library staff. This tutorial also includes short videos and screen shots to help you with your hands-on work.
I turned on the sitenotes mod., so when we come to some decision on mods & practices for lib tech drupal we can document there. it should be available via the create content link. i need to add the forum to a menu.
Blocks are nice, but they don't solve all of your site organization problems. The Panels Module solves some of these problems. If you have a UCB Library Drupal site, go to the modules list and turn on the mini-panels, panel nodes and panels. Look at the information given for each of the module settings and make sure you've turned on the other required modules. Read more »
emfield is great if you are embedding 3rd party videos such as YouTube, BlipTV, Google etc. into content. The drawback, videos from Jing and the like are not supported. If we are embedding files from video recordings of classes, then we need another module. Read more »