Drupal

Switching from Linux for main OS on Drupal development laptop

I have used Linux as my main OS on my laptop for the last ~5 years. At the time I got the laptop, using VMs didn't seem like a viable option (though maybe it really was). I used Windows XP + Cygwin prior to that and that was okay. I have never had a Mac and don't own any Apple products (shocking, I know).

I got a Toshiba laptop about a month ago (and a Dell prior to that that was returned). The current issue right now with running Linux as the main OS for the new laptops is that the touchpad drivers are HORRIBLE... really, really horrible...

Tags: 

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:

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?

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.

Need a Drupal Expert?

I get a lot of calls and emails for Drupal work. Often many more than I can handle. It's common for these companies to complain about how hard it is to find a "Drupal expert". So what can these companies do to find the right Drupal programmer for their project?

Top 10 Drupal Modules

If I was only allowed to install my top 10 drupal modules (besides core and SEO-related modules), here's what they'd be. Also, check out the list of Drupal SEO modules.

I'm a Speaker at DrupalCon Austin

I'm a Speaker at DrupalCon Portland