[Webcom] Fwd: Drupal-ers unite!
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Wed Oct 27 01:10:50 EDT 2010
Hi all, after Arnulf's question and Cameron's comments I realise I should just cc: webcom on the tasks/discussion I've been having. John Callahan offered to help out a bit with the migration - same issues I've been discussing with Wolf offline (when I've been able to corner him! :) ). John recommended psd2html.com to help create a real drupal theme from our design, so I've followed up with them and impressed with their professional approach so far. I pointed him to webcom list so we could continue the discussion here.
Wolf and I also have had a lot of back-and-forth on various deep drupal ideas and are putting much of this stuff here:
See below for some of the context and issues I laid out for John. Hope that catches you up to date after my spasmatic "get it done" approach this week. ;) All are welcome to contribute.
>> John wrote:
>> In regards to Views, I can help there...<snip>
> For some reason our views from 5.x didn't come over into 6.x. Not sure what
> happened there. Once you're set up on osgeo.org (the 5.x site) you could see
> the various views we have in place. Then you could attempt to port them to
> the www2.osgeo.org (the 6.x site). I tried a couple exports and imports but
> got errors at least once.
>> For the home page, I would go with it's own template (page-front.tpl.php)
>> with five block regions (think html divs) coded in there....<snip>
> I can certainly see the value in using updatable blocks but do think either
> way could work. Again, we can try this right away. I've put block.css from
> http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/website/design/alpha_mockup/ into a new
> theme folder on the 6.x server - so if you want to build toward that, it be
>> Just curious but are you planning to keep a similar architecture as in the
>> current osgeo.org site? ...<snip>
> We will boil everything on the existing site, down into the new one for sure.
> But we won't have massive long menus like we do currently :) Instead, as you
> can see with the front page concept, we'll target user groups and concepts
> instead of a free for all. You can see the thinking for site reorg in this
> mindmap - with the old site on the left, migrated to the hierarchy of the new
> site on the right (think I got the order right).
> The green text are items matched between the two. The black text on the right
> shows new content we'll end up creating.
And another email to John and Sylvain Maillard who also responded to my email to discuss list:
> A couple things I can tell you about the work so far. I've migrated from 5.x to 6.x and only a few modules were absent in 6.x or ran poorly.
> Two modules to note that I have to find a solution for are:
> 1 - localization - deprecated module replaced by core feature, but I don't know how well it works with content that we have already had volunteers translate :)
> 2 - Second, views, it seems none of our custom views (several based on CCK) seemed to come across well. Not sure why..
> 3 - How are your theme skills? We have a newly designed site layout we want to try to implement. An example of the front page can be seen here:
> And what the basic secondary pages will look like:
> Wolf already set that first one up using CSS, but we have to warp it to run as a template in Drupal. Maybe as a fancy special front page type, or a set of panels or regions? This is where we could use some advice.
> If you are interested in poking around at the semi-migrated site I can create accounts for you on the test server.
> I hope some of this makes sense to you and that you can at least share your thoughts.
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