Easy to Use CMS for Kids

After stumbling across this forum post (http://www.webmasterworld.com/content_management/3767598.htm) and finding out that Joomla has a release branch that is catered towards children (http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/jkids/frs). Having a 5 year old of my own, I'd be thrilled to see him working with Drupal, even if it was to upload pictures or write a journal. I was unable to find a group here on D.O. that was similar topic but thought it would be worth mentioning. If we were able to get an installation profile released we may gain some new users. But I think what's more important is we'd be able to take a step back and look at ways to address very basic user interface and usability issues.

There'd be little need to discuss complex programming, powerful modules or edge case scenarios. I think what would be needed for this to work is a limited administration panel (with lots of pictures), a child friendly base theme, couple content types and a very basic WYSIWYG editor.

Here's a few standalone applications that would be good to use as a reference for usability
http://kidrocket.org/
http://www.kidzui.com/

Bowevil's picture

Hello all I just discovered this group...

I am leading a Coding for a Cause - Drupal for Kids session at this years FLORIDA DRUPALCAMP 2015. I would like to get some use cases from people who have taught Drupal to either a class or their own children.
I would also like to use the experience from Coding for a Cause - Drupal for Kids session as a way to jumpstart this group.

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njmahesh's picture

Standard site name for Drupal Camps

Drupal camps have been very valuable sources for learning many things from Gigs and also update with new stuff. Its really useful to watch videos/slides after the camp is done but everyone having different names based on their group, year which really confuse a lot, I mean they can any name they want but the site name for all the Drupal camps I feel should be consistent so I don't need to track or search for it.

My suggestion is:

year.drupalcamp.groupname

For ex:

2011.drupalcamp.nyc

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Looking for a drupal guru who are well versed in module development in handling REST, XMLRPC calls to external api's. If you are familiar with facebook api, myspace api, or twitter api, it is a plus.

Work start in early July. Drupal version 6,

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gnanasekar's picture

How to translate drupal message in drupal 6?

hi,

Currently i am using i18n multilingual module in my site. Now i want to translate drupal message. How to do it? . If anyone know help me?

Thanks & Regards,
Gnanasekar Boju

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gnanasekar's picture

How to modify my module to multilanguage supported module?

Hi,

i have created multilingual site used on i18n module. but this module not supported my own created module. How to modify my module for multilingual site. If anyone know please help me.

Thanks & Regards,
Gnanasekar Boju

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gnanasekar's picture

How to translate missing strings

Hi,

Currently i am working acquia drupal. My whole site is 80% completed. Currently I am doing multi language process for French and Dutch. Its working but many strings is missing from translation. How to translate this? . I used search option. But many string is not find this method. Can anyone know solution for this problem please help me.

Thanks & Regards,
Gnanasekar Boju

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gnanasekar's picture

How to change my 5.x module to 6.x

Hi,

Currenty i upgrade my version 5.9 to 6.2. What r the changes in my own module for drupal 6.7. What is the difference between 6.2 to 6.5. If u know any document recommend to me.

thanks & regards,
Gnanasekar Boju

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Gallery Module

HI,

If anyone know about gallery module with lightbox. Please recommend that module.

Cheers,
Gnanasekar Boju

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Frank Ralf's picture

Making Text-editing easy for Children

Hi,

There's a discussion over in the Drupal in Education user group (http://groups.drupal.org/drupal-education) about Making Text-editing easy for Children (http://groups.drupal.org/node/14190).

Regards,
Frank

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Relevant - Case Study

Here's a case study (http://drupal.org/node/339500), but it's more about launching a site and making it kid friendly. Where as I'm interested in putting together a platform which is easy for kids to install and maintain.

It's an excellent write-up about privacy and usability, there's a good amount that can be learned from it.

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davidburns's picture

Administration Menu

Here's my suggestion as to what items should appear on a Kid Friendly Drupal administration page. Using a graphical layout similar to Control Panel module or Root Candy administration theme (but even more comical)

Content Management
- Content
- Comments

Site Building
- Blocks
- Themes

User Management
- Users

Reports
- Recent log entries
- Top search phrases

Site Configuration
- Error reporting
- File system
- Site information
- Site maintenance

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