Nov 08 2015
Nov 08

Nothing gives me more professional satisfaction than seeing my work being used for practical applications. In 2014, I was commissioned to write and maintain a few Views-related modules to add interesting functionality to that ecosystem:

Recently, the original sponsor of this work notified me that he had finally launched Vizala, his site that utilizes these modules. Vizala "aims to be the internet's most useful database for country, demographic, social, and economic information. Instead of just providing answers, [its] robust analytics allow for in-depth analysis and provide a complete picture of your topic of interest. Vizala only uses data from trusted sources and includes links to the original source for maximum transparency."

Below is a screenshot of an economic report provided by the site. Under the hood, this report is a view using the Flipped Table style, to show data entries as columns, and Field Tooltip on header cells to provide more context to the information presented. The "Share" menu item invokes the Views Share functionality.

Vizala in action

The site uses many more Views modules, including Views Save to save filter settings. Congratulations to Vizala for the launch and thanks for sponsoring useful modules that the whole Drupal community can reuse!

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Feb 13 2013
Feb 13

Episode Number: 

107

The Drupal 7 Views Accordion module allows you to build a Drupal View with results displayed in jQuery accordion tabs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the Drupal Views Accordion module
  • How to build a simple Drupal View using the Drupal Views Accordion module
  • How to change the Drupal Views settings to alter how the Views Accordion module works

Another big thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal.

DDoD Video: 

Nov 28 2012
Nov 28
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Nov 28 2012
Nov 28

In this lesson, we use the taxonomy that we have created for our videos to create a view of our videos, with an exposed filter that lets users limit the view by taxonomy terms.

Ooyala is a paid video delivery service, which manages your videos and handles video delivery to your site. You will need to have an Ooyala account in order to use this module on your Drupal site.

Aug 08 2012
Aug 08

In this lesson we cover another "extra" of Display Suite, Views Displays. This basically allows you to take over a view template file and use Display Suite to layout your views.

Aug 01 2012
Aug 01

In this lesson we cover how one can use view modes and display suite to allow multiple options of layouts for content display. This allows a user to have a different layout of the same content for different scenarios of the site. Combining this with views and you can start to see the power of display suite in action.

Mar 07 2012
Mar 07

This screencast covers the following topics, using the example of flagging comments as spam and then creating an admin interface to manage them:

  • What non-global flags are, and how to create them
  • How to create flags on comments
  • How to access flag count data in Views
  • How to create a simple Bulk Operations view
Mar 07 2012
Mar 07
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Jan 24 2012
Jan 24
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Lullabot has trained thousands of Drupal developers & guided the development of some of the largest Drupal websites.

Jan 18 2012
Jan 18
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Lullabot has trained thousands of Drupal developers & guided the development of some of the largest Drupal websites.

Jan 18 2012
Jan 18
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Lullabot has trained thousands of Drupal developers & guided the development of some of the largest Drupal websites.

Dec 06 2011
Dec 06
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Sep 22 2011
Sep 22

Tomorrow is the last day of Summer but the Drupal training scene is as hot as ever. We’ve scheduled a number of trainings in Los Angeles this Fall that we’re excited to tell you about, and we’re happy to publicly announce our training assistance program.

First, though, we’re sending out discount codes on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @LarksLA on Twitter, like Exaltation of Larks on Facebook or sign up to our training newsletter at http://www.larks.la/training to get a 15% early bird discount* toward all our trainings!

Los Angeles Drupal trainings in October and November, 2011

Here are the trainings we’ve lined up. If you have any questions, visit us at http://www.larks.la/training or contact us at trainings [at] larks [dot] la and we’ll be happy to talk with you. You can also call us at 888-LARKS-LA (888-527-5752) with any questions.

Beginner trainings:

Intermediate training:

Advanced trainings:

All our trainings are $400 a day (1-day trainings are $400, 2-day trainings are $800, etc.). We’re excited about these trainings and hope you are, too. Here are some more details and descriptions.

Training details and descriptions

   Drupal Fundamentals
   October 31, 2011
   http://ex.tl/df7

Drupal Fundamentals is our introductory training that touches on nearly every aspect of the core Drupal framework and covers many must-have modules. By the end of the day, you’ll have created a Drupal site that looks and functions much like any you’ll see on the web today.

This training is for Drupal 7. For more information, visit http://ex.tl/sbd7

   Drupal Scalability and Performance
   October 31, 2011
   http://ex.tl/dsp1

In this advanced Drupal Scalability and Performance training, we’ll show you the best practices for running fast sites for a large volume of users. Starting with a blank Linux virtual server, we’ll work together through the setup, configuration and tuning of Drupal using Varnish, Pressflow, Apache, MySQL, Memcache and Apache Solr.

This training is for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. For more information, visit http://ex.tl/dsp1

   Drupal Architecture (Custom Content, Fields and Lists)
   November 1 & 2, 2011
   http://ex.tl/ccfl1

Drupal Architecture (Custom Content, Fields and Lists) is our intermediate training where we explore modules and configurations you can combine to build more customized systems using Drupal. You’ll create many examples of more advanced configurations and content displays using the popular Content Construction Kit (CCK) and Views modules.

This training is for Drupal 6. For more information, visit http://ex.tl/ccfl1

   Developing RESTful Web Services and APIs
   November 3, 4 & 5, 2011
   http://ex.tl/dwsa1

Offered for the first time in Southern California, Developing RESTful Web Services and APIs is an advanced 2-day training (with an optional third day of additional hands-on support) for those developers seeking accelerated understanding of exploiting Services 3.0 to its fullest. This is THE training you need if you’re using Drupal to create a backend for iPad, iPhone or Android applications.

This training covers both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. For more information, visit
http://ex.tl/dwsa1

Training assistance program

In closing, we’d like to tell you about our training assistance program. For each class, we’re setting aside a limited number of seats for students, unemployed job seekers and people in need.

For more details about the program, contact us at trainings [at] larks [dot] la and we’ll be happy to talk with you. You can also call us at 888-LARKS-LA (888-527-5752) with any questions.

* Our early bird discount is not valid toward the Red Cross First Aid, CPR & AED training and 2-year certification that we’re organizing. It’s already being offered at nearly 33% off, so sign up today. You won’t regret it and you might even save someone’s life. ^

About Drupal Sun

Drupal Sun is an Evolving Web project. It allows you to:

  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

See the blog post at Evolving Web

Evolving Web