Mar 26 2013
Mar 26

Episode Number: 

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

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

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Mar 20 2013
Mar 20

Episode Number: 

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.

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Mar 19 2013
Mar 19

Episode Number: 

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

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

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Mar 14 2013
Mar 14

Episode Number: 

128

The Drupal 7 Panels module allows the creation of customized page layouts using an easy to use drag and drop page builder. Panels can be used to build custom pages, change the layout of node (or content type) pages, and even modify the Drupal user profile or account page.

In this episode you will learn:

  • An overview of what the Drupal Panels module is and how it can be used
  • A quick overview of Drupal 7 Panels options and configurations
  • How to create a custom Drupal 7 Panel page

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

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Mar 13 2013
Mar 13

Episode Number: 

127

Update: If you want the labels to show up, install the jquery_update Drupal module and inside the configuration options select jQuery version 1.8. This will fix the label issue.

The Drupal 7 FooTable Module makes it easy to build responsive tables using the Drupal 7 Views module. The FooTable module makes a table responsive by allowing the user to select which fields should be hidden at various responsive breakpoints for mobile and tablet devices. Any hidden fields are then displayed below the table in an expandable section. The module still needs a little work, but is a great way to get started with responsive design and responsive layouts in Drupal.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the FooTable Drupal module
  • How to create a responsive Drupal views table using the FooTable Drupal module
  • How to test the various responsive breakpoints using the Web Developer toolbar chrome extension

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

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Mar 03 2013
Mar 03

Episode Number: 

119

The Drupal 7 Special Menu Items module allows the adding of placeholder and separator menu items.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Special Menu Items module to create a placeholder menu item
  • How to use the Special Menu Items module to create a separator menu item

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

DDoD Video: 

Feb 28 2013
Feb 28

Episode Number: 

117

The Drupal 7 jQuery SelectBox module is a simple module that makes HTML select boxes easier to style. It replaces the HTML form select element with easier to style HTML markup.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to download and install the jQuery SelectBox module
  • What the jQuery SelectBox module is doing in the background to make the select boxes on the site continue to work correctly

Thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode.

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Feb 18 2013
Feb 18

Episode Number: 

110

The Drupal 7 Style Guide module is a very simple module that helps you when building a Drupal theme. The module provides a single page displaying how your Drupal theme renders common Drupal elements, form elements, and other HTML elements. By having all of these elements rendered in one page, it makes it much easier to ensure your theme covers all the basics.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How the Drupal Style Guide module will help you build better Drupal themes
  • How the Style Guide module helps make sure you don't forget to theme any common Drupal and HTML elements

Thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode.

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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.

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Feb 08 2013
Feb 08

Episode Number: 

105

The Drupal 7 Colorbox module is one of the many Drupal modules that allows you to display things in a lightbox style modal dialog window.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Drupal Colorbox module to display image fields in a Colorbox window

Thanks again to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal.

DDoD Video: 

Feb 06 2013
Feb 06

Episode Number: 

103

The Drupal 7 Service links module makes it easy to add social networking or bookmarking links and widgets to your Drupal 7 website. From Facebook, to Twitter, to Google Plus, and more... this module has it all.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to download and configure the various settings in the Service Links module
  • How to add service links and service widgets to a content type page

Thanks to today's sponsor Drupalize.me

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Feb 05 2013
Feb 05

Episode Number: 

102

The Drupal 7 @font-your-face module is one of the easiest ways to get started with adding web fonts to your Drupal 7 website. It provides an easy to use administrative interface which makes adding web fonts simply point and click.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to download and configure the @font-your-face module
  • How to use Google Fonts API with the Font your face module
  • How to use a custom CSS selectore with the @font-your-face module
  • How to add the Font your Face code directly to a Drupal theme

Today's episode is sponsored by Drupalize.me

DDoD Video: 

Feb 04 2013
Feb 04

Episode Number: 

101

The Drupal 7 Menu Badges module is a neat little module that allows you to add numbered badges next to menu items on a Drupal 7 website. It integrates nicely with views so you can easily add your own numbered icons to any menu link. You will also need the Link Badges module for this to work.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to add a Menu Badge to a Drupal PrivateMsg link
  • How to create your own custom Menu Badge using Views and apply it to a Drupal menu link

Today's episode was sponsored by Drupalize.me

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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