May 10 2012
May 10

Use case: Our patrons don’t really think of “saving” their class signups, nor do they often care to preview the request form that they recently filled in.

Quick solution: Using Jammer (admin/settings/jammer) we are able to easily remove the preview (delete, or submit) button on selected content types.  This is also a place to remove path, menu, author and several other fields.

Jammer - remove preview

Jammer - remove preview

Saving makes sense for admins, however our patrons really don’t think of saving their work – they’re submitting requests. Making a happier UI is part of the work we do to keep our patrons around, so we use more vernacular terms to mo betta stuff.  The obvious limitation here is that it overrides EVERY string rendered

Simple string overrides simplify succinctly

Simple string overrides simplify succinctly

in drupal (not in the content, of course)

If anyone knows of a module that’ll let us customize buttons on a per content basis please chime in – not interested in writing tpl.php’s for every one of these though – it’s just not that big a deal yet. Speaking of UI thanks Vid @ the University of Oregon (rss added to the left here) for their work with Taxonomy Super Select Styling http://pages.uoregon.edu/vid/2011/01/21/put-taxonomy-super-select-check-boxes-into-1-2-or-3-columns/

About Drupal Sun

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  • 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

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