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By adam
2015-06-14 08:48
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #208

Are you testing your site? Until recently, we weren’t and it was costing us. Every element on your website should have a meaning and if you aren’t testing it against something else how can you be sure that you are maximizing your results!

By adam
2015-03-26 07:33
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Drupal 8 coming (queue suspenseful music)! One of the HUGE things with Drupal 8 is this term called "headless Drupal". Don't worry the Drupal drop isn't in any danger of losing precious head real estate, rather headless Drupal refers to using a different client-side (front-end) framework then the back end Drupal framework. From what I have read the goal is to have Drupal become the preferred back-end content management system.

By adam
2015-02-22 17:35
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #194

Today, there exist many different options to digest content. One of the most popular options is Apple products like the iPhone and iPad. A unique thing about iOS is that they use specific icons when users want to add your website as a bookmark on their home screens. This icon is then used to quickly launch your website, similar to how you launch a bookmark in your browser.

Normally, websites don't have this icon available so what almost always ends up happening is Apple using a screen shot of the webpage as the icon. Having a generic screen shot can effect your branding message.

By adam
2015-02-12 08:20
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #192

We kept things simple for this episode of the DDoD. The options element module uses Javascript to create an easy way to create radio button and checkbox options for fields on a Drupal content type. Before this module you had to add key|value for each options you wanted. Using this module the key and value is broken down into two fields making it easier to distinguish the difference.

By adam
2015-01-16 06:27
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #191

Just like your grandparents, the Superfish menu module is an oldy but a goodie. Since 2010, Superfish has been helping site owners implement the infamous dropdown menu. Over the years Superfish has been improved to include various features for touch screens, and responsive needs.

By shane
2014-12-13 19:00
10 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #185

The Drupal 7 Sweaver module makes it easy to change the style of your Drupal theme without having to write any CSS code or dig through any template files. The Sweaver module provides a simple to use designer toolbar that sits at the bottom of the page and allows you to instantly change the look of your Drupal theme.

By shane
2014-11-19 06:49
13 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #179

The Drupal FullCalendar module makes it easy to build an interactive calendar using the power of Views. The Drupal FullCalendar module uses the JQuery FullCalendar plugin to make it easy to create an event calendar that allows event dates to be changed by drag and drop.

In this episode you will learn:

By adam
2014-11-14 15:31
3 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #178

In this episode we look at the Imagefield Focus Module. This module adds another option to the image styles on a content type field. With this module you are able to specify a focus and crop area of your image. Once you have selected either or both of those areas the module then resizes and focuses on the certain area you specified. As you will see in the video, this module can be used when displaying a staff page showing only head shots and then loading to a full page where the entire image is shown all with the same image.

By adam
2014-10-29 06:28
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If you have been around CodeKarate.com for awhile you have noticed that our branding has been, well inconsistent. In less than a year, we have managed to swap in and out three different logos. Each logo I suppose tells a story of Code Karate and played an important role in getting Code Karate to where it is today. As we embark on what we believe to be a turning point in Code Karate we wanted to share with you our old logos and show off our new logo.

Code Karate First Logo

By adam
2014-10-17 07:40
1 comment
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #174

In episode 174, we look at a new way to display administrative messages. In other words, absolute messages is a module that changes how status, error and warning messages are displayed. For the most part, this is a nominal improvement, but does allow for hiding and showing of messages.

The Problem

Style this using views and CSS. What you are looking at below is a view being displayed as a grid. This is by far the easiest way to display content in a nice looking grid view, but as you will read there is a MUCH better way.


By adam
2014-08-25 08:23
2 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #164

In the last installment of multiple views you will learn how to change the look of the view using the two classes you set in the previous video. By using CSS, you will be able to display content in two ways depending on the choice of the viewer. This is a nice advantage to provide options for the visitor to your site.

By adam
2014-07-23 06:36
1 comment
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #158

In this episode we cover the Splashify module. This module is used to display splash pages or popups. There are multiple configuration options available to fit your site needs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to set up Splashify
  • How to configure Splashify
  • How to get Splashify to use the Mobile Detect plugin
  • How Splashify displays to the end user
  • How to be awesome
By adam
2014-05-30 06:26
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #154

In this episode, we are taking a looksie at the Drupal 7 Multiblock module. This gem, allows you to create separate instances of your site blocks. This is a helpful tool when you want to display blocks in different regions of your site without having to create separate entities or blocks. Note, at this time of recording we are using the Drupal 7.x-1.1 version. Even though this isn't a recommend release, it seems to function properly.

By adam
2014-05-16 06:53
2 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #150

The Image Styles modules is part of Drupal 7 core modules. While simple, this module is a backbone to an enormous amount of use cases within Drupal.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to create an image filed on a content type
  • How to create an image style
  • How to associate the image style with the content type
  • How cute bunnies are
By adam
2014-04-24 08:06
2 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #144

In this first episode from Adam (follow on twitter @adamlearing), you learn more about the Drupal AddThis module.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to configure the Add This module with multiple social networks
  • How to integrate the Add This Smart Layers code within your site
By shane
2014-04-10 07:22
8 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #142

In this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal we go over the Responsive Navigation module. This module can be used to make your Drupal menu "responsive" so that it displays nicely on mobile and tablet devices. If you are trying to build a responsive Drupal website or a responsive Drupal theme, this module can help.

By shane
2013-03-25 22:56
0 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #131

The Drupal 7 Floating Block module makes it easy to float a Drupal block along the sidebar as you scroll down the page. It uses a simple CSS selector to determine which blocks to float.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the Drupal 7 Floating Block module
  • How to determine the CSS selector to use for your block
  • How to get a Drupal block to float as you scroll down the page
By shane
2013-03-20 10:30
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #130

In this episode we continue learning more about the Drupal 7 Panels module and go over how to use the panels flexible layout builder to easily build complex layouts using the panels module.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Panels flexible layout builder
  • How to convert a standard Panels layout to a flexible layout

Thanks to OSTraining for sponsoring this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal.

Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #129

This continues with the Drupal 7 Panels module and goes into more detail on how the Panels module can be used to override the display of the node view (or content type) pages.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Panels module to override the node view page on a Drupal 7 website
  • How to use Panels to completely customize the layout of content type pages for specific content types using selection rules and variants
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