Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, Jason Pamental, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin. Recorded weekly in a Google Hangout at www.TalkingDrupal.com

Topics

  • What do we mean by “gallery”
  • Considerations when building a gallery
  • Customer workflow 
  • Single or multi content types
  • Page layouts
  • Lightbox and Colorbox
  • Image uploading
  • Mobile image upload
  • 3rd party integration

Modules

  • Gallery formatter - https://www.drupal.org/project/galleryformatter
  • Views Slideshow - https://www.drupal.org/project/views_slideshow
  • Flexslider - https://www.drupal.org/project/flexslider
  • Node Gallery - https://www.drupal.org/project/node_gallery
  • Multiupload  Filefield Widget - https://www.drupal.org/project/multiupload_filefield_widget
  • Multiupload Imagefield Widget - https://www.drupal.org/project/multiupload_imagefield_widget
  • Field Focus - www.drupal.org/project/imagefield_focus
  • pl upload - https://www.drupal.org/project/plupload

Modules of the Week

FileField Source - https://www.drupal.org/project/filefield_sources

FileField Sources is an extension to the FileField module. The FileField module lets you upload files from your computer through a CCK field. The FileField Sources module expands on this ability by allowing you to select new or existing files through additional means, including:

  • Re-use files by an auto-complete textfield
  • Attach server-side files uploaded via FTP
  • Transfer files from a remote server (cURL required)
  • Paste a file directly from the clipboard (Drupal 7 only)
  • Select existing files through the IMCE file browser
  • Although FileField Sources provides several built-in sources, it can be extended by any module through an API for creating new sources. Users can toggle between any of the available methods for selecting a file.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Topics

  • Paragraphs feedback
  • What is Organic Groups?
  • Use Cases
  • Key concepts to understand

Module of the Week

Facebook Post - https://www.drupal.org/project/fb_post

This module allows registered users to add posts to their Facebook feeds when they create new content or make a comment on your site.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Topics

  • Drupal 8 -  Full release 2016
  • Getting involved and getting started
  • Does this change anything in your mind?How to move forward with Drupal 8
  • Tips on building a volunteer hour tracking website

Module of the Week 

Paragraphs - https://www.drupal.org/project/paragraphs

Paragraphs is the new way of content creation!

It allows you — Site Builders — to make things cleaner so that you can give more editing power to your end-users.

Instead of putting all their content in one WYSIWYG body field including images and videos, end-users can now choose on-the-fly between pre-defined Paragraph Types independent from one another. Paragraph Types can be anything you want from a simple text block or image to a complex and configurable slideshow.

Paragraphs module comes with a new "paragraphs" field type that works like Entity Reference's. Simply add a new paragraphs field on any Content Type you want and choose which Paragraph Types should be available to end-users. They can then add as many Paragraph items as you allowed them to and reorder them at will.

Paragraphs module does not come with any default Paragraph Types but since they are basic Drupal Entities you can have complete control over what fields they should be composed of and what they should look like through the typical Drupal Manage Fields and Manage Display screens.

You can also add custom option fields and do conditional coding in your CSS, JS and preprocess functions so that end-users can have more control over the look and feel of each item. This is way much cleaner and stable than adding inline CSS or classes inside the body field's source.

Resources

  • https://www.drupal.org/drupal-8.0/get-involved
  • https://groups.drupal.org/node/447258

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

  • Drupal 8
  • Responsive Images
  • Element Queries
  • Drupal Trends
  • General Tech 

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal080.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT