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Top 10 Drupal Contributions of 2014

Mark Etter's picture

We will review some of the pretty neat Drupal contributions coming this year. The community as a whole has really outdone themselves. Step aside Drupal 8, you are about to get passed up. Without further ado, here is our top 10 Drupal contributions for 2014.

Module and theme organization

Minnur Yunusov's picture

When you're building a Drupal website it is important to organize your code. Each developer or company has its own way of organizing modules structure. In this blog post I will show the way I organize my code and directory structure.

Indexing Unmanaged Files for Solr Search

Ki Kim's picture

The method presented creates multiple Solr documents from a single content element (aka node in Drupal lingo), only applied to files. Apache Solr module provides an API to allow just that. That is what actually happens with the Apache Solr Attachments module for managed files. If a Drupal node has three attached files parsable by Tika, total of 4 Solr documents would be indexed; one node plus three files. Solr documents derived from files will show up as a search result as if they are an independent entity.

A New Form of Online Publication by LACMA

Gergely Lekli's picture

We recently had the privilege to work with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to launch their first online scholarly catalogue. Featuring objects from Southeast Asian art, the catalogue makes information about works in LACMA’s collection available in a new, media-rich format.

Views Menu Tabs Quick Guide

Ron Golan's picture

This guide provides a simple recipe for getting views menu tabs working on your site. Views menu tabs provide a handy way of separating content in the same view. They can simplify navigation by reducing scrolling on pages with lots of content or when using access controls, can hide content from unauthorized users. While views menu tabs can be very useful, they just aren't very intuitive to set up.

The Masonry plugin and how to use it with a Drupal view

Alex Schilpp's picture

If you have already themed a few Drupal websites you might have come across the following problem: You've just set up your view and you get several view-rows displayed one below each other. However you would like to stack them in a consistent grid with more than one column.

Paragraph Level Search Results with Solr

Gergely Lekli's picture

Apache Solr is a great alternative to Drupal’s built-in search engine. With the help of the Apache Solr contributed module, it is not even too difficult to get it up and running on any Drupal site. Even though Solr is a very sophisticated search platform with many features, there is one kind of functionality that it does not provide out of the box: paragraph level search results.

UX Testing with Twitter's Bootstrap

Mark Etter's picture

User Experience (UX) Design is something that we in the field have been doing for decades without knowing it. However, in the last few years it has become important enough to be recognized as a formal discipline that many are undertaking.

How to get most out of your stylesheets by using LESS

Alex Schilpp's picture

LESS is a CSS preprocessor language that extends your stylesheets with dynamic features. It was developed by Alexis Sellier with the main goal to make coding of stylesheets more efficient and to avoid code redundancy. The open source language can be seen as a superset of CSS as it uses the existing CSS syntax. Therefore valid CSS is also valid LESS code. The most crucial benefits LESS provides you with are variables, nesting, mixins, operators and functions.

A Scholarly Approach to LACMA Collections Online

Olga Serhijchuk's picture

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has recently launched its Collections Online site, an online image library where art lovers can explore and download high quality images. This is a triumph for the accessibility of fine art in an increasingly digital world. Making this vast collection public benefits not only local art lovers but also the international art community, particularly students.

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