Designers and Information Architects

Welcome to the Designers and Information Architects group. The focus here is on aesthetics and Drupal, whether it be improving the look of your customized site or creating themes to giveaway. Design novices and "theme ninjas" alike are encouraged to contribute by asking questions and sharing their tips.

This group aims to cater to designers first and foremost by making Drupal easier through sharing knowledge. For developer discussion about improving Drupal's theme system please visit the Theme Development group.

Design and Usability: A Drupal Learning Track

[This is a wiki - please don't hesitate to update, revise, and contribute your ideas!]

Overview: focus on the site builders, themers and those interested in delivering a killer user experience both for Drupal itself and for their own sites.

Goals

  • Attract more designers to Drupal
  • Improve Drupal’s visual design
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christefano's picture

Drupal Design Camp Boston on June 13-14, 2009

Start: 
2009-06-13 (All day) - 2009-06-14 (All day) America/New_York

Drupal Design Camp Boston is a free, two-day Drupal conference on June 13-14, 2009, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is being organized by members of the Boston Drupal group as part of the growing Design 4 Drupal initiative that launched when designers and themers took DrupalCon DC by storm this past March.

This camp also coincides with the drupal.org redesign sprint at the MIT Media Lab on Friday, June 12. The sprint picks up where the San Francisco redesign sprint left off and participants at the Boston sprint will be learning how to contribute to theming drupal.org as well as implement the redesign.

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PePiToO's picture

module developper | cedricm

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Project start : beginning of May

Progammer(s) needed to build an inventory/CRM system to :

-Create an inventory of products to associate to multiple locations.
-Manage product purchases through a sales form.
-Manage a team of sales persons through a calendar and location list.
-Manage customers history of purchases and discounts based on different criteria.
-Reporting system for each purchase/discount used grouped by customer, product , venue, sales person, date.

Please contact me for more details in order to talk about pricing.

Thank you.

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mfer's picture

Displaying fields in tpl files

Displaying fields in tpl files, like the node.tpl.php files, is a common desire to designers/themers. After conversations in IRC, at drupalcon, and in the parking lots of the Internet the common thought is that you need to make calls to something like $node->content['field_FOO']['#XXX']; to get to the information.

I've recently learned that there is an easier way to get to it. According to yched, on of the gurus of CCK and fields, you can use $FIELD_NAME_rendered in your .tpl files where fields are attached. This is true in Drupal 6 CCK and Drupal 7 fields.

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Looking for Drupal Architect - Bangalore | System Logic

Employment type: 
Full time
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Looking for DRupal Architect for Bangalore location

Please find the JD below

Drupal Architect

· 8+ years of Experience in IT industry of which 2+ years as Drupal/CMS Architect – Should have experience in leading teams and in client interaction

Should be able to evangelize CMS and Web 2.0 architecture into product road-map. Experience with Content Management System – Drupal (preferred) or others. Should have domain knowledge in integrating with Web 2.0

(Wikis, Blogs, REST,RSS etc) with Enterprise Applications - Mandatory

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Drupal7 UX Project is Go! - Now's the time to get involved

You may have heard the excellent and very exciting news that following on from our work on Drupal.org, Mark Boulton Design has been contracted to take a look at the User Experience for the upcoming Drupal 7, and I'm very happy to be working with him on this project as well.

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Proposal: New theme file structure to Drupal

Note: This proposal envolved for discussion over http://groups.drupal.org/node/19817. Go there to get the background and continue the discussion.

This proposal is designed with following goals in mind:

  • Minimal amount of code changed, most of implementation is just reorganization of existing files
  • Better visibility for Drupal core templates and CSS
  • Clearer separation of functional and aesthetic parts of the theme layer
  • Offering several flexible and clear starting points for themers to build their work on
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Wishlist for Theme/Design Contest

This is a proposal for a contest to promote Drupal theming and design.

Goals

  • Get more beautiful themes into Drupal
  • Get the designer and theming community involved
  • Showcase Drupal theming done right
  • Increase awareness of Drupal

What to call it:

The Drupal 2009...

  • Theming and Design Contributions
  • Theming and Design Initiative
  • Design Contest
  • Theming Contest
  • Design Challenge
  • Theming Challenge

Phases

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modulist's picture

Was the Design Issue Queue a pipe dream?

At Drupalcon 2009 in Washington, the Drupal design community were asked to become active participants in contributing feedback to the Drupal project.

mfer was kind enough to give members of the Design for Drupal (D4D) Group a tour of how we could provide feedback through the Issue Queue. As a matter of fact, we were shown a version of the issue queue in which any project could be flagged as "needs design review".

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momendo's picture

Theming Contest

We need a theme contest. It's been talked about many times over the past few years. I give you the previous attempts...

http://drupal.org/node/17876, http://drupal.org/node/25312, http://drupal.org/node/55460, http://drupal.org/node/6247#comment-9358

I think these attempts have failed due to lack of funding, support and clear organization. I want to get the ball rolling on this. Please reply with your ideas and comments. Here are my ideas I'm tossing around.

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prodosh's picture

Drupal Media Camp 2009 (English Version)

Start: 
2009-05-08 08:00 - 2009-05-09 17:00 Europe/Zurich

The Swiss Drupal User Group is organizing the Drupal Media Camp with a special focus on the media and Drupal in Aarau, Switzerland. It will be covering:
- how Drupal can be used to develop complex web based media solutions and
- what is happening in the Drupal community in the media area.
We are interpreting the term media to mean all web media including video, audio, pictures, publishing, communities etc.

The conference is targeted towards:

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DrupalCamp Copenhagen may 2009

Start: 
2009-05-22 (All day) - 2009-05-24 (All day) Europe/Copenhagen
Organizers: 

DrupalCamp copenhagen in may is gonna be a blast!

Planned Higlights for the weekend:
* Friday night install party - so come by and get you laptop tuned up, and party with the geeks nerds & designers
* Code Development
* Nerdy presentations
* geeky presentations
* Frontend presentations
* Documentation & Drupal Understanding
* Noobs & übergeeks united!
* ----------------------
* Theming & design in drupal - will carry on the d4d momentum from DC/DC
* Why do front end html lovin geeks hate drupal?
* carry on the d7 discussion - how should drupal work

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kika's picture

CSS subystem design (was: CSS reset in core?)

I posted a preliminary patch over issue queue http://drupal.org/node/395116 to stir a discussion whenever we need CSS reset in core and how core CSS setup -- file structure, rulesets etc -- should look like in D7. reset.css proposal is could be the first step in having decent CSS framework in core -- or if that is not gonna happen, just enforce some sensible CSS practices.

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skiquel's picture

D7: Future of color.module [Important]

We need your input here!

Do you think color.module should be apart of core? If so, should it be upgraded from its current state?

Do you find the color.module is tedious or complex? Do you find it beneficial to simple themes? To advanced ones?

Also, for D7, I'm proposing the idea of an open styling system in addition or replacement to color.module. This styling system would allow themers to create prerendered skins and also accept skins from the files layer (meaning it can use color.module schemes).

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modulist's picture

Looking for venue for Designer Meetup at Drupalcon

The Design Outreach Group is looking for a fun, safe venue near the DC Convention Center to host a Designer Happy Hour on Thursday, March 5. Does anyone have any good suggestions that are within walking distance?

Although the event is linked to DrupalCon it's officially open to anyone with an interest in Drupal and design. We look forward to seeing some of you there.

klaasvw's picture

Senior Themer | Binserver

Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

We're looking for a very skilled themer to aid us in developing a large scale social networking website for academics. There's also an opportunity to build up a long term relationship to work on several other websites we're developing.
Candidates must be very proficient in theming and have at least an intermediate understanding of custom module development. Being an independant player who doesn't need much guidance is a very important asset we're looking for.

In short, these are the requirements:
* Perfect understanding of Drupal 5's theming layer

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Drupal.org Redesign Prototype: Iteration 11

Hi,

This week sees the release of iteration 11.

http://drupal.markboultondesign.com/iteration11

This week we have made lots of some smaller changes throughout the whole prototype, items that were delayed from iteration 10. For this release, we've paid particular attention to several pages:

  1. Marketplace

  2. Download and Extend

  3. Modules landing page

  4. Themes landing page

  5. Search_by theme

  6. Home page

  7. Dashboard

There has been a lot of great feedback on the iteration 10 post, thank you all for your valuable input.

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robertmills's picture

Drupal.org Redesign Prototype: Iteration 10

Hi,

This week sees the release of iteration 10 in the Drupal redesign prototype.

http://drupal.markboultondesign.com/iteration10

We're currently working with the Drupal Association to further define an advertising strategy for the redesigned d.o. Therefore, we've included a few more ads, but it probably isn't indicative of the final strategy.

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highermath's picture

Themer | The Cherry Hill Company

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

The Cherry Hill Company is looking for a Drupal themer.

We pay well for great work.

Our preferences are:

  • Staff hire
  • Local (Sunny Southern California)

We will consider anyone, anywhere who can demonstrate the ability to get the job(s) done.
We are not looking for agencies or subcontractors, just actual people. That said, you can be contract to hire or straight contract.

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ae@uberellis.com's picture

Theme (PHP Template): Display author userpic from Page template

I need help with the logic to:

  1. Detect whether page.tpl.php is displaying a full node (one only, not listed)
  2. Detect if the author has uploaded a userpic, and if yes, display the userpic. If no, display the default userpic
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