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New Drupal Views Examples Module

I have just released the Views Examples module at drupal.org. It is a library of views that you can enable and use directly within the views UI.

Drupal AHAH Form Examples

Here are some Drupal AHAH Form examples using the Drupal 6 Form API and the wonderful AHAH Helper module. It's much easier creating AHAH forms with the AHAH Helper module than without using it.

Use Drupal Views Group By Module to Show Closest Matches by Terms

Someone requested that I add functionality to my Drupal featured content block module to sort by the nodes that are the closest match to the node being viewed based on vocabulary terms. I did this, but then someone asked if I could integrate with views to allow for this same type of sorting. I thought maybe it could be done already, and sure enough, I was able to do it using views and the views group by module.

Easily Add Drupal Related Content Blocks

There are many ways to add Drupal related content blocks on your website. One easy way is to install the new featured content module:

Free Google Keyword Research Tool

Google provides a free keyword research tool to easily see what keyword phrases are popular. The tool is here:

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HTML Validation: Free HTML Validator Tools

These are good HTML validation tools to ensure your HTML is clean... clean HTML means better SEO (search engine optimization) and typically faster page loads.

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New Drupal Featured Content Module

Thanks to NatureBridge for helping sponsor this module! If you like this module, please consider donating to the non-profit NatureBridge to help them continue connecting youth with the natural world.

What Drupal Tutorial Do You Need?

I will be proposing some sessions/talks for DrupalCon SF in April, 2010, and want to find out what Drupal users/developers want to learn about. It can be at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level. What Drupal tutorial would you like to see?

Drupal Galleries Using Dynamic Display Block (DDBlock)

I presented a talk on building Drupal image galleries using the Dynamic Display Block (DDBlock) module at the Stanford Design4Drupal camp (http://d4dstanford.prod.acquia-sites.com/schedule). I'm attaching my how-to doc and presentation docs here as well as a zip of the database and entire code tree.

Top Ten Drupal Modules Consolidated - 2009

Here's a grid of top ten Drupal modules recommended by the top websites (per Google - 2009 posts only) as of December 2009. The websites are numbered 1 to 10 and if the particular module was listed in that site's top 10 Drupal modules list, then it has an X in the column for that site. So far, I have gone through 6 websites.

I'm a Speaker at DrupalCon Austin

I'm a Speaker at DrupalCon Portland