Not the most exciting of articles this, but thought I would share the browser stats for the ComputerMinds site - given less than 8% of traffic is coming from IE I think you can probably draw some conclusions as to the type of visitor we get :)
When building forms, you will often want to only provide certain options if other options are chosen by a user. For example, there's no need to show the 'open link in new window' checkbox, if the 'make this into a link' checkbox hasn't been ticked. These kinds of dynamic forms haven't been easily available for Drupal... until now, with the #states for form elements in Drupal 7.
To make one form element be dependent on another element, you may have delved into AJAX, or tried using CTools for form item dependency. Doing it with AJAX isn't simple, and using CTools isn't always an option and includes various caveats. Now, you can make dynamic froms in Drupal 7, straight 'out of the box'!
Certified to Rock is a site that allows you to look-up Drupal.org user names, and
see their 'certified to rock' score.
CertifiedToRock.com is a way that community members and employers can get a
sense of someone's involvement with the Drupal project. The site uses a custom
algorithm that gathers publicly available information which is then distilled
down into a score on a scale from one to eleven.
There are a number of scenarios where you might want to log email being sent by Drupal; perhaps locally during development or for urgent debugging on a live site. There are a number of options available for Drupal email logging, and this article will cover four of the most common
There may be better ways to do this, but suppose you want to get Aegir to provision a lot of sites, maybe from a list you've got in CSV file, then you can now use Feeds!
The Aegir feeds module exposes the key details to feeds, so that it can create site nodes. Whip yourself up a feed importer preset with the source of your choice, create site nodes and map your values to the servers and install profile that you want Aegir to use. Simples.
Views is the king in Drupal land when it comes to making lists of your data, rightly so, it does a wonderful job of making it easy to choose the data you want to list. It also allows you to render your list in various forms, lists, tables. RSS feeds or even jump menus. So if you want to make a list and render it as CSV or XML, then you naturally turn to views, and find that currently you really have two options:
Facebook is rapidly taking over the planet, and Drupal is arguably trying to do the same. Facebook added the concept of 'liking' a webpage to their array of social tools a while ago. Drupal modules quickly added the ability to 'like' content on your site.
This is all well and good, but what about getting some of that data back into Drupal?
Suppose that you have an image gallery, and you want people to be able to rate the images, by 'liking' them using Facebook like. What you'd really like to be able to do then is build a 'top rated' view of those images.