Issue 14 December 22, 2011
This week we learn how to dig into the Views module code in addition to some very cool modules. Let us get to it. ~ Bob
I've heard from some folks concerned about the future of Open Atrium, but it's pretty clear that Phase2 is supporting the Drupal intranet distro with this new release.
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Articles & Code
Ubercart was the clear choice for building a online store with Drupal until the release of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 7. Mark Royko has written a great comparison review of the two options.
In part 1 of a 2 part series Julia Evans gives a quick look at how views works and how you can give it access to your data.
Another views post this week, this post from Jonathan Jordan of Metal Toad focuses on making custom filters.
Nicholas Thompson shares a tip for downloading code from Drupal.org as a tarball using a Git a one liner.
One of my favorite improvements in Drupal 7 are the node view modes. Jeff Geerling gives us an example of how easy it is to modify these node views. It's a simple tip but if you are still getting your feet wet with Drupal 7 you may find this very handy.
This week we're featuring another video from Build a Module.com's "Change Management and Version Control" series. This time Chris is showing us how to deploy a feature module with git.
Randy Fay has been pushing out a ton of great Commerce screencasts lately and he has done it again demonstrating how you can sell access to content with Drupal Commerce.
Bob explores the ThemeKey module, a module that allows you switch your site's theme on a ton of conditions. This is a great module. I highly recommend it.
Steve Purkiss delivers a nice list of Drupal related videos from DrupalCamp Austin.
By now I think every person whose ever looked at any HTML has heard of Responsive Design. One issue that we face with mobile devices is trying to deliver files like images as quickly as possible. That's where Adaptive image module can help. It provides device-appropriate versions of images from your fields.
The Commerce Guys and Randy Fay are following in the footsteps of Lullabot with Commerce Module Tuesday. This week Randy introduces us to Commerce File module, a module that allows you to sell downloads.
Mike Dixon shares is top Drupal modules picks for 2011 including Workbench, Media and Views 3.
This week Jeff Eaton highlights the Slidebox module. Slidebox emulates the page slide feature used on the New York Times site.
Mr. Anello and Mr. Price talk with Kristof De Jaeger (swentel on drupal.org) developer of Display Suite and contributor to the Sweaver project. Don't think I've mentioned Sweaver before but it is a really cool visual theme editor for Drupal.
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