[Webcom] Introduction

Wolf Bergenheim wolf+grass at bergenheim.net
Wed Oct 17 17:15:17 EDT 2007

On 17.10.2007 18:40, Jason Birch wrote:
> Hi Wolf,
> Your participation is very much welcome.
> What do you need to get started? ;)

Thanks for the warm welcome :) To get started I think I'll need 2 things:
1) An account on the server which will allow me to install new modules
for Drupal (full shell if possible)
2) An account with admin privileges (and access to account 1)

I know it's asking for a lot, but to be really effective I think I'll
need that. *shrug*
> If you feel like getting your feet wet... a couple of things that we
> have wanted to do but have not figured out are having the news and
> events side-by-side, and having photos attached to the spotlight items
> on the main page.

There are a few modules which might do that, or then I'll tweak an
existing module to do what we want. Do you have a test site set up?

> MapGuide and FDO are both using OSGeo Drupal sites, but there is a
> certain amount of dissatisfaction with the interface, I think mostly
> around doing some things that are easy with straight HTML.  Perhaps
> having another person with lots of Drupal experience would help with
> project adoption.

The cool thing with Drupal is that you can easily just dump HTML in it,
yea even PHP. But it also offers to give people not used to web autoring
the possibility of contributing content, without needing to worry too
much about formatting.

I'm certanly interested in helping people use Drupal to their advantage.
GRASS also wants to go Drupal on OSGeo.



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