Have you ever needed to put Service links or ShareThis into block? How about AddToAny in a node link? Want to have different share buttons per content type? Want a simple way to add the latest widgets from Twitter, Facebook or Google to your site. Want to enable admins to customize widgets without having to dig into the API docs? It's time to start wrangling in all those widgets.
Healthcare, love it or hate it, it's not going away and in fact the healthcare industry is booming and continues to grow. Almost daily we hear about some revolutionary break through in medicine that will help us to lead longer healthier lives. The web has made sharing knowledge and information easier and easier and the emergence of smart phones allows anyone to access years of historical data at their fingertips.
Compare the experience of installing an app on your phone versus adding a feature to your Drupal website. Wouldn't it be nice if it were that easy in Drupal as well? It is now with the new Apps module.
The web has gone crazy for social media widgets. What's not to love? Magic little boxes that connect our sites to the social power of the web in convenient little code snippets. They are all the rage with the hip, in-the-know online pundits.
It is amazing in three short years how much more powerful and easy to use Drupal distributions have come. Three years ago I spent the holidays converting our base Drupal installation into a distribution. Friday, we launched the fourth generation of the OpenEnterprise distribution, built in Drupal 7 leveraging Apps. Distros have come a long way baby!
In Part 1 of Learning Drupal we looked at learning considerations, seeing what Drupal can do and being inspired, diving in, local user groups and DrupalCamps. In Part 1.5 I shamelessly plugged a Drupal themer / developer position we had open (what better way to learn Drupal??).
LevelTen is a proud organizing co-sponsor, along with Neospire, of the first ever Drupal on the Bayou! The Drupal summit will take place at the award-winning Harrah's hotel which is walking distance from the French Quarter and the keynote speaker will be Drupal rockstar "Webchick" a.k.a. Angie Byron.
LevelTen's very own, David Hahn, presents Learning Drupal. In it, he will show you the best ways to dive into Drupal. This is a great presentation to watch if you're interested in Drupal and don't know where to get started. Start here!