CMS

Q&A: How to pull widgets into Drupal and how to create a new block

So, I thought instead of just answering questions via my mailbox or the comments, I would take those questions and expand them into a little post. Question: How to put a widget (Youtube badge, del.icio.us feed, facebook profile, etc.) you into Drupal? What module is needed? Answer: While there are modules for many social networking sites, depending on how the content will be used, a ...

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Library news roundup: nexgen catalogs, institutional repositories, and more

Well, since I have so many little library related tidbits floating around in my reader, I’m just going to do a roundup: Over at the shifted librarian, she has a nice blog post about the new startup project, bibliocommons @ the Oakville, Ontario library, to build a library catalog interface from scratch. The interface includes things like reviews, tagging, faceted searching, etc. Looks very drupalesque ...

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twitting a twebinar

So, I’m in the middle of a twebinar called Game Changing Moves: Who Really Owns Your Brand?Anyhow, so it’s a webinar with a twitter element thrown in and I am taking a break. The topic is interesting (branding in the web2.0+ world), but I think this might be more multitasking than my brain can handle. I’m having a hard time watching the video feed, listening ...

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Tables + CSS (and captioning an image)

For those of you who use CSS in web design (or have been following its evolution), you may remember the battle cry of “tables are dead” from a few years ago, which was soon followed by rallying cry “Long live tables!” According to the thinking (and gurus) at the time, EVERYTHING that could be done with a table could be done with div layout and ...

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new art, new writings, latest issue of moonshine is available!

For those interested, the latest issue of moonshine, a magazine of the southern arts is availableonline (& free) athttp://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com (moonshine is run on pacercms opensource newspaper & journal software; for more info about that), drop me a line. details:————————-It’s not just the weather that is hot. Take a break and check out some smokin’ work from Southern writers & artists. It’s so hot, it’s cool. ...

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drupal – what it is & how it works (overview)

For those unfamiliar with Drupal it is a largescale opensource CMS for a website which is used by the likes of Tim Berners-Lee. Drupal is scalable and modular built which even includes design elements. Each Drupal website is like a house built out of legos — just like legos fit together to create something (a working door, a roof, etc.) which then creates the overall ...

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Posting to multiple blogs using Live Writer (How to)

Live Writer is a desktop application from Microsoft that allows the user to easily post to Microsoft Live Spaces, Blogger, wordpress, and other blog software (either hosted or on your own server). The WYSIWYG tool is amazingly easy to setup and use and posting to multiple blogs is a snap. Learn more about Livewriter here (and download it, too!) So, here’s my quick how-to: On ...

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Catalog paired with a website (Drupal and III)

Here is a prototype of a library catalog (III’s Millenium) wrapped on the library website with Drupal (a MOSTLY opensource website content management system — mostly because a commercial version of Drupal is now under development). The Drupal module for integrating the library catalog includes modules like ratings (Fivestar), Faceted Search, and Similar by Terms. Drupal is built with modules which can work together (like ...

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