Three Cheers for Drupal Gardens!

In an attempt to jump on the blog bandwagon, I've created my first site in Drupal Gardens. Drupal Gardens - Acquia’s foray into the blogosphere - is targeted at your Average Joe. With limited admin controls and easy-to-use modules, Gardens trims away many of Drupal’s administrative features to provide users with a simplified version of the CMS.

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Planning for DrupalCamp MTL

As October quickly approaches, it’s time to think about DrupalCamp Montreal once again. The chatter on Drupal Groups had been gaining momentum until Andrew Lindsay and Jacques Blier took the initiative to set up a planning session this past Monday, Aug. 23. Eleven people showed up, and the discussion got quickly under way.

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Creating a Template for a Custom Drupal Block

We often define custom blocks in a site-specific module. Sometimes the markup in these blocks can start building up and we realize that it's time to create a template for the block. This is a good way to keep markup out of the module code. It's also a good way to practise writing cleaner and more themer-friendly modules.

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Our Slides from Drupal Camp NYC 8

Evolving Web had a great time at Drupal Camp NYC last weekend. The camp was a huge success thanks to the excellent turn-out and presentations on exciting topics such as administrative interfaces, Context, and Drupal security. The team of organizers who put the camp together did an amazing job!

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Evolving Web at Drupal Camp NYC 8

This weekend, Evolving Web is down in New York for DrupalCamp NYC 8. The camp has had a great turnout and we're really excited to be here and sponsoring the camp. Evolving Web is presenting at five sessions over the two-day camp.

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CCK Formatters: Creating an Audio Widget from a URL

CCK formatters are useful for theming content in a sustainable way. Instead of creating piles of template files to format content types, you can create re-usable CCK formatters and select how your fields are formatted using the "Display Fields" tab of a content type.

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My Introduction to Drupal 101

July marked the start of my time as the newest Project Manager at Evolving Web. My first task was to learn as much as possible about Drupal. As a newbie, I couldn’t have asked for a better system to familiarize myself with. I’m not a technical person by nature, so having to learn about web-based programs and languages was a daunting task. But the wealth of information available on Drupal, on everything from installing the program to configuring modules, was reassuring.

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Flattening Content in the Book Module

Deep menu trees are not fun to navigate and make for an awkward user interface. We recently faced the challenge of how to simplify the book module's navigation so users wouldn't have to dig down through many levels of navigation.

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