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Drupal Tutorial Video: Spotlight on the TOOLBAR Module

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If we're honest with ourselves then we know that some clients often have a hard time navigating around the sites that we build for them. I just discovered the TOOLBAR module which REALLY helps out in this arena. Here's my VIDEO and a BLOG POST to get you started.

Find the Project Page here: http://drupal.org/project/toolbar

Tutorial Video: Spotlighting the Arrange Fields Module

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The Arrange Fields module allows you to use a Javascript enabled GUI to rearrange the fields of any form. This could be done with the CCK manage fields screen but that only allows reordering across the vertical plane. With this module you get a huge grid upon which you can place fields across the X and Y axis.
Another cool feature is the ADD MARKUP button which allows you to add text or valid HTML markup into the layout. I've played around with it and it's real nice for adding extra HELPER text or even Horizontal Rules <hr> to your layout.

Drupal Video: Admin Tricks with MODULE FILTER & VERTICAL TABS

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You have to agree that Drupal admin screens can be pretty gnarly to interact with. If you want a better looking Modules listing page and if you want a tidier node add and node edit form... Then read on and watch the video at the end.

OK. I Pride myself on being HIPP and knowing about the newest modules and the coolest modules. I can not explain how I missed the MODULE FILTER module.

Viewing useful information from Drupal's report system

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If you've never used it before, then you haven't been enjoying the realtime data available from Drupal's built-in report system. Users of the Admin_Menu can simply mouseover the REPORTS section and see a list of reports that you can view. Personally I use it frequently and find it to be rather handy. In this video I cover a few of the things I do with it as well as cover a few contributed modules that add to the functionality.

CMS Simplicity: A Flexible Lightweight Starter Theme

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CMS SimplicityThe power of CMS Simplicity comes with its versatility. This theme is great for those just starting out with Drupal who need a simple, effortless theme to work with. Flat graphics and nice colors pair to make a theme that works well for a variety of tasks. Simplicity's rounded corners and light content areas make an inviting container for your content. As with all our themes, there are 17 regions that you can use to place all of your content as well as the flexibility of our custom theme settings. Explore what opportunities this theme provides by trying out 5 different color combinations and 9 background colors and styles to find something that fits your style or brand. A ready-to-use featured content area provides for a simple region for your best articles.

Possible uses could include corporate sites, official blogs, profile sites, and social media applications. CMS Simplicity can be adapted to fit any use you require.

Video: Using the POPUPS API in Drupal6

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Have you ever wanted to add the dazzle of POPUPS to your site? Maybe you have used lightbox for the POPUP effect on images, but how do you simply add popups to other elements or pages or forms?

One of our faithful Drupal Video Blog watchers asked for an explanation of the POPUPS API module which can be downloaded at http://drupal.org/project/popups and does a very good job of explaining itself. But this video will get you through it even quicker!

Here's what I did:

CMSQuickStart Helping Out with the Drupal Dojo

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Here at CMSQuickStart we know that Drupal didn't magically appear under our pillow one night after we left a thumbdrive under the pillow. We appreciate the fact that countless hours of dedicated contributions have occurred, are occurring and continue to occur. We subscribe to the philosophy that the shops that benefit from Drupal need to add value to the project by giving back to the community. The Drupal Dojo is just that opportunity.

CMS Visibility: A Versatile Business or Blog Theme

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CMS VisibilityCMS Visibility pleases the crowd with a great clean look that users love. A striking colored content area shares the space with the navigation and header and contrasts the rest of the page. Simple color schemes help produce a wide array of customization and choices, all maintaining a versatile look and feel that fits any requirements. As with all our themes, there are 17 regions that you can use to place all of your content as well as the flexibility of our custom theme settings. Explore what opportunities this theme provides by trying out 5 different color combinations and 6 background colors to find something that fits your style or brand. Use the featured area on the front page or a variety of pages to create an attractive stage for your best content.

Possible uses could include corporate sites, products or services, creative services, product display, technical or corporate blogs, and portfolios. CMS Visibility provides a great web presence for any need and the added benefit of an excellent content management system.

Share your Drupal Screenshots with JING

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Drupal is awesome and you already know that. There no limit to the number of tools available out there that can improve your productivity and make you look good. In this video I'm looking at JING a product from TechSmith. You may know them as the same people who brought you Camtasia which is what I use for all the videos I make.

Why use JING?

Pages, Menus, and Blocks in Drupal7

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In this video we take a look at creating a few pages and creating Menu-Links, formerly Menu-Items, and then nesting those Menu-Links. We also explore the 2 different ways of viewing the Main-Menu, formerly Primary-Links. 

It's rather amazing how much has changed in Drupal7. If you're familiar with Drupal6 then you'll quickly notice that more features have been added You may even notice that there are a great many smallish contrib modules that have grown wings and flown over to Drupal7 core. In some cases they have added functionality that is tightly woven into Drupal core.

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