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October 2, 2006

My latest drupal project…

Filed under: cms, drupal, Drupal Projects, WebDev — Robbie The Geek @ 5:39 pm

3 weeks ago my friend and guinea-pig Jon came to me with complaints about his website being a little out of date. I immediately turned around and started the process of getting his site installed using Drupal so he could maintain it himself because I am busy with work and school, and he is more technical then your average user. I started his site migration from a stock static website with a wordpress blog to a new customized, dynamic Drupal site. As the MySQL database was being created, I went through the pluses with Jon as to why I felt his website should be recreated with a Content Management System.

Here was a short write up of that conversation…

  • You are a tech-savvy user that enjoys blogging already. What if I could make it as easy for you to add new show information and sections within the shows page as it is for you to create a blog.
  • What if I could make it so any blog that you tagged properly could automatically be added to the front page and only the front pag of your website, so that users will always get current up-to-date content that you provide them.
  • I will be able to mimic the Lightbox functionality from your current website’s photo pages, on all your photo pages including shows, and you can add your own photos and they to will use the javascript functionality called lightbox.
  • It will give me a chance to get you more involved in your own website and push me to expose my knowledge or lack-there-of Drupal.

I went forward with the redesign, spent a little over 20 hours on the redesign, with Jon talking out the functionality, the look, and testing and troubleshooting the look feel and customized views. What I finally handed off to him was my greatest Drupal creation so far and I am rather proud of the site. I used the Meta theme, and customized it to his liking, and alot of modules to get the look, feel and functionality I was looking for; Please visit the site and take a look at :

Feel free to come back and make comments after you look around.


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