Evolving Web is running a Views configuration training at DrupalCon Portland this year. Views is the most popular contributed module on Drupal.org and an essential tool for any Drupal website. It allows you to create dynamic listings of content with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Last week, I headed to Toronto for DrupalCamp Toronto 2012. Toronto has a thriving Drupal community and the camp attracts a mix of Drupal developers, site builders, designers, and end users. With more and more organizations in the city using Drupal, the camp is a great place to share knowledge, do networking, and find out what's going on in the larger Drupal community. This year's camp was held at the recently renovated Burroughes Building at Queen and Bathurst. The venue's open concept layout promoted lots of interaction among attendees.
DrupalCamp Montreal 2012 was a great success! There was a great turnout, an awesome presentation by our keynote speaker Amitai Burstein, plus 24 other sessions by Drupalistas form Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Quebec City. The camp ended with a party at Thomson House with live music, food, and drink.
Views provides a really great interface for displaying data on your website. However, developing with Views can be confusing at first. I’m going to explain the basics of developing with Views.
DrupalCamp NYC 10 was one of the best Drupal camps I've ever attended. With around 400 attendees, it was definitely the biggest. Somehow, it still had the intimate feel of a camp and there were lots of opportunities for conversations and networking, both during the day and at the after party.
Creating a multilingual Drupal site includes tranlsating not only content and interface strings, but also things as basic as paths. This can be a challenge when working with modules like Views, which only accept one version of the path to a given View.
If you're building a large website in Drupal, you're likely to have a long list of views that you're using. Often, views require some custom configuration to match a given design or to provide the user with additional information. Sometimes you want to add dynamic text above or below the view, such as the number of results, or want to create a dynamic title beyond what views lets you configure through the user interface.