Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blog feature on

I made a new Content Type called "What's New" that will be our blog feature on the new website. Entries can be promoted to the front page and show up in a block on the left Nav Bar. Comments only show up on the full record, but I'm okay with that. I hope the patrons are...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Art Exhibits

I'm working on the Art Exhibits page right now. The slideshow/images are a bit complicated, so here is the documentation:

  1. Open the ArtExhibitTemplate.psd in Photoshop

  2. Open the artwork you would like to highlight in Photoshop

  3. Resize the image to width 500px

  4. Copy the image and paste it onto the Template and line it up. Replace the text.

  5. Save both images to your desktop. The original (500px) image gets the naming convention "0310ImageName.jpg" where 0310 is month/year. The slideshow image gets the naming convention "0310ArtExhibit1.jpg" where "1" is the slide number.

  6. Create the Image Node, using a previous Image Node as an example. You can find one by listing content by Image Type.

  7. Change the necessary text and use the node Title for the Alt and Title text for the image.

  8. Create the Slideshow Node, using a previous art exhibit slide as an example. You can find one by listing content by Slideshow Type.

  9. Change the necessary text and use the node Title for the Alt and Title text for the image.

  10. Uncheck the "open in a new window" option

  11. Link the slide to its corresponding Image node.

I think that's it...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Create a WebForm

I can't believe I never documented how to create a WebForm in Drupal. Well, here goes. I'll use the Art Exhibits Contact form as an example:

  1. Open an existing form for an example.

  2. Create content, Webform.

  3. Using the existing form as an example, fill out the Webform information. Be sure to disable comments.

  4. Using the existing form's components for an example, add the necessary components for your form. Be sure to check the component details (click edit on example form's component).

  5. Style as needed.

  6. Go to User management/Captcha.

  7. Add your webform to the list of forms, using the your node id and following the existing examples.

  8. Double check the webform mail settings in your form.

  9. Add the appropriate menus to the form.

I think that's it...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Literature Recommended Websites and Web Picks in general

I finished adding the Literature recommended websites to the subject guide, but as I'm entering these websites I'm realizing that importing the Web Picks databases is not very feasible. It's too big and complicated. I think we're going to have to enter these by hand.


Find a Good Book

Find a Good Book is finished! I'm still waiting for approval from Adult Services, but we're getting closer!

Find a Good Book

Monday, March 8, 2010


About the Library is done except for Art Exhibits, which I plan to do this month. Now I'm working on Find a Good Book, which is going to be fairly time and labor intensive. I hope to get it done by the end of the month.