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Gainesville Drupal Group Meetup August 2011 Wrapup

The Gainesville Drupal Group met last night at the Alachua County Library District Headquarters in the Foundation Room. We had Mike, Roland, and Jen in attendance. Mike discussed the Display Suite modules and went through some of the really cool modules that he is using on his sites like @font your face, IE css optimizer, embedded video field, and many more. Jen showed the editable fields module. Roland discussed Ubercart and the new Drupal Commerce for D7.

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Gainesville Drupal Users Group Thursday 8/11 6pm

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2011-08-11 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
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User group meeting

The Gainesville Drupal Users Group will be meeting tomorrow (2nd Thurs each month) at the downtown Alachua County Library. The meeting will be held in the foundation room 6pm-8pm.

This week, we’ll do a bit of discussion on the Display Suite module (and suite of modules), and we’ll also continue working on www.GatorDUG.org... We made some great progress last month, but still need to clean up some of the node pages, etc. Register today at www.GatorDUG.org/user!

Of course everyone is welcome to show up (from newbies to ninjas)!

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GatorDUG.org To Do Wiki

Live site: http://gatordug.org/

Mockup: http://gatordug.org/mockupv1.htm

Note: I have most of the images located under /sites/default/themes/gatordugv1/images/

Note #2: The Fireworks mockup source file is under /sites/default/themes/gatordugv1/source/

Site access: Right now, we just have FTP access. Email Mike at mherchel@fhsaa.org, with your phone number and I'll call and give you the credentials (I don't send passwords over email).

As of this morning (the day after the July meetup), we have most of the functionality needed, but its very ugly. So, we need to clean it up!

To do (please add, remove as needed)

  1. Create left "About the Gaineville Drupal Users Group" Block: My thinking is that Century Tower will be the background image, we can display:absolute the Gator Drupalicon, and have the link text at the bottom have a transparent background.
  2. Create Navigation on Home Page: The navigation is rotated 90 degrees in the mockup... this can be done with CSS3 2D Transforms, but isn't supportted by (guess...) IE8. So, my thought is to use CSS Image replacement on this. I already have the images created under the themes images directory
  3. Theme and make pretty the Jcarousel sliders - this will probably be a PITA to complete, but is very doable - Assigned to Mike
  4. Add Signup Button
  5. Change Favicon to Green/Orange version
  6. Theme Navigation on Non-Front Pages
  7. Theme Members Footer Block - We'll have to float the images left
  8. Theme FL Groups Footer Block - I have white drupalicon bullets in the images directory
  9. Theme Twitter widget - I think this can be done pretty well with CSS, but we'll see...
  10. Theme Node Content - the nodes in general need to be prettied up, this includes header tags, links, etc
  11. Add Secondary Nav - this includes contact page, etc

I'm sure there are several tasks that I'm missing. Please add them as needed. Thanks!

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July 2011 Gainesville Drupal Group Meetup Wrapup

The Gainesville Drupal Users Group met last evening at the Alachua County Library HQ (in the Foundation Room). First on the agenda was beginning the theme for our new group website, GatorDUG.org. Previous to last night, we had the default Bartik theme installed and in use. I had come up with a mockup in which we were going to do (see the mockup here).

So, we started theming by first creating the *.info file, page.tpl.php, relevant CSS files, etc. We also installed the views carousel module to do the carousels.

We were able to complete the general structure of the theme and get the views configured within the two hours. Its pretty ugly right now, but all the functionality exists, and it just needs some TLC and CSS (and maybe OPP – who’s down?). Next step is creating a wiki page on groups.drupal.org/gainesville, where we can divvy out tasks so we can get the theme cleaned up.

Also debuted, was the new theme and configuration for www.SurfingNosara.com. We also discussed and demoed some of the intricacies of Apache SOLR search, and discussed some theming of minipanels in megamenus that will be going into a University of Florida IFAS site (don’t recall the URL).

Our next meeting will be August 11th. Hope to see you there!!

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Gainesville Meetup 7/14 6pm

Start: 
2011-07-14 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
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User group meeting

The Gainesville Drupal Users Group is meeting this Thursday, 7/14 at the Alachua County Library Headquarters' Foundation Room in downtown Gainesville at 6pm.

We will continue working on the group’s new community website (www.GatorDUG.org) in the newest version of Drupal. We will be working on theming and several module additions.

All levels welcome! WiFi will be available so bring your laptop.

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Gainesville Meetup 7/14 6pm

Start: 
2011-07-14 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
Organizers: 
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Gainesville Drupal Users Group is meeting this Thursday, 7/14 at the Alachua County Library Headquarters' Foundation Room in downtown Gainesville at 6pm.

We will continue working on the group’s new community website (www.GatorDUG.org) in the newest version of Drupal. We will be working on theming and several module additions.

All levels welcome! WiFi will be available so bring your laptop.

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Are we on track for meeting next week?

The schedule in the group header hasn't been updated, just wanted to check that we are getting together next week? At the Library?

Also, if for any reason we would like to use the training room here at FCLA for a meeting, let me know.

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GatorDUG.org To Do List Wiki

  1. Create automatic approval of accounts, but prevent spambots from accessing account
    1. Enable Mollom
    2. Enable LoginToboggan so users can set passwords upon registration (more 'regular' experience)
  2. Enable and configure Comment Notify module, so users can keep engaged on discussions
  3. Change DB username/pw - all of the meeting saw the db username/pw, Mike will change this
  4. Change admin username/pw - give to select trusted users
  5. Enable users to upload photos upon registration
  6. Create navigation to "members" view
  7. Modify permissions to "members" view - currently not accessible to anonymous users
  8. Clean up the members view - pretty ugly now
  9. Create groups.drupal.org/florida aggregated feed block. Address for feed: http://groups.drupal.org/node/741/feed
  10. We'll also need to set up a content type to showcase our websites
    1. We'll want title, description, URL and screenshot fields
    2. Comments enabled.
  11. Contact Us page
  12. Install Rules - requires Entity API module
  13. Create user role where approved users can post articles, rules can automatically notify specified users
  14. Create forum??
  15. Setup Cron - Mike
  16. Verify Cron working (check watchdog)- Mike
  17. We also need to create an "About Us" page. We need it to cover 1) what's drupal 2) What's special about Drupal 3) who we are 4) How to hang w us
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GatorDUG.org To Do

Moving this over to the following wiki page: http://groups.drupal.org/node/155719

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Gainesville June Meeting Wrapup: AWESOME!

The Gainesville Drupal Users group had another great meeting tonight. We had a great turnout (9?).

The primary topic of June's meeting is doing the initial install and configure of GatorDUG.org, which will be the homepage for the Gainesville Drupal Users Group

  • We installed Drupal 7 and several modules
  • Talked about the new Field API and Entity System
  • Created several content types: Location, Event
  • Added fields to users (GO ENTITY SYTEM!), and created a basic view using the spectacular user experience that is Views3.
  • We installed the Drupal 7 references module, and talked about node references and taxonomy.
  • Talked a little bit about mapping through Gmap and Location modules (and briefly looked at the D7 statuses)
  • Took a look at a site mockup that Mike (me) put together. Preview it here... comments welcome.
  • Talked a little bit about the Video module and FFMPEG (this is completely unrelated to the GatorDUG site)

We had a couple new people, which is awesome. We discussed ongoing work on GatorDUG.org. Its unfeasible to complete the site in 2 hours per month, so we're going to open a discussion on the Gainesville GDO page to set up views, and finalizing the content. Next meeting (Thurs July 14th) will concentrate on theming.

Great meeting everyone!

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Gainesville Meetup

Start: 
2011-06-09 18:00 - 20:30 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

The Gainesville Drupal Users Group is meeting this Thursday at the Alachua County Library Headquarters in downtown Gainesville (6pm).

This meeting will focus on launching the group’s new community website at www.GatorDUG.org in the newest version of Drupal.

WiFi will be available so bring your laptop.

If time permits Mike will also go into deconstructing a website to tell if its drupal or not.

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Florida DrupalCamp 2012 Opportunity...

Despite the fact that Florida DrupalCamp 2011 was just a few months ago, preliminary discussions about Florida DrupalCamp 2012 are getting started.

As many of you know, Florida DrupalCamp 2011 was held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. This would not have been possible without the generous support of the Rollins College Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership Center (RCPNL), they acted as our partner and deserve all the credit for making their facilities available to us.

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Another Successfully Awesome Gainesville Drupal Meetup!

Last night the Gainesville Drupal Users Group (heretofore to be known as GatorDUG) held its month meeting (which occurs on the 2rd meeting each month). We had 5 people in attendance (Mike, Jen, Nadia, Ricky, and Mark) this month, which is a bit lower than usual, but it is summer up here (when everyone leaves town).

Quick Recap

  1. Mike demoed a development site and theme that he is working on for www.VisitNosara.com (hopefully to launch within several weeks)
  2. Mike previewed a new website mockup for www.GatorTailgating.com and ran basic usability tests on the group... this led into an interesting conversation of usability theory and topics.
  3. The group talked about increasing attendence. We have a 50,000+ student university in our backyard, but only one or two regular attendees from said university.
    1. Emailing the UF Web Managers email list
    2. Emailing the UF CCC email list (not sure what that stands for...)
    3. Emailing the UF Linux email list
    4. Doing a Gainesville Drupal Users Group Website
      1. Mike registered both GatorDUG.com and GatorDUG.org
      2. Jen will handle hosting (via WebEnabled)
  4. We previewed the Denver Drupalcon website and discovered its not running Drupal!
  5. ...which led into a discussion on deconstructing live Drupal websites via HTML source, and HTTP headers. Mike will give a session on this next meetup
  6. Jen gave an awesome demo of the Features Module, and showed us how to export content types, fields, and views, and then add them back by installing the created module
  7. Somehow the discussion led into input formats. Mike discussed creating a 'raw' input format and how to secure, and remove filters to enable a secure user to input javascript/iframes, etc.
  8. Mike also demoed the Better Formats Module, which enables Drupal to set a default input format (and therefor WYSIWYG editor) per content type.

Ideas for the GatorDUG.org website

  • Members will write an article before giving monthly presentations (this will build up content quickly)
  • Facebook integration
  • Profile fields to link to profile on Drupal.org
  • Members page (a user view) with images of each user.
  • Easy to create an account and use.
  • Other websites can link to this site using the "Gainesville Drupal" and "Drupal Gainesville" anchor text, which should rank us for those keywords in the search engines

Next Meetup is June 9th!

  • Meetup will be held at the Alachua County Library HQ
  • Mike will give presentations on Deconstructing Drupal, and also theming Webform submission emails.
  • Plus much much more!
  • Come see us!

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Gainesville Area Meetup Thursday

Start: 
2011-05-12 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
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User group meeting

Gainesville Area Monthly Meetup

Topics will include:

Using Features take custom Views and content types to make a module with some code changes.- Jen
Views Slideshow -Mike
Usability for GatorTailgaiting.com and redeveloping VisitNosara.com - Mike
Webform submission - Mike

Starts 6pm at the Alachua County Library Headquarters - Downtown 401 E University Ave, in the Foundation Room. Wifi, Computer and Screen provided.

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Gainesville April Meetup - Coding for a Cause

This is a reminder that the Gainesville Meetup will be this Thursday, April 7th at the Alachua County Library District Headquarters in the Foundation Room. This month we will be working on Coding for a Cause webpage for CFCS. Please bring any reference material, computer and enthusiasm. Great opportunity for newbies to get hands on experience. A little theming, a little content type development and more. Follow the development process of the combined experience levels of the group. The new site is on Drupal 7 and uses OG, custom content types and a custom theme.

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Gainesville Meetup - Coding for a Cause

Start: 
2011-04-07 05:30 - 09:00 America/New_York
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Event type: 
User group meeting

This month our meetup will take place on the 7th of April (one week ahead of our scheduled 2nd Tuesday of the month) to work on Coding for a Cause webpage for CFCS. Please bring any reference material, computer and enthusiasm. Great opportunity for newbies to get hands on experience. A little theming a little content type development and more. Follow the development process of the combined experience levels of the group. The new site is on Drupal 7 and uses OG, custom content types and a custom theme.

We will be working on the following tasks:

Calendar
• Work on Calendar related bugs

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Coding for a Cause April

Coding for a Cause April is on! Thanks to the excellent response from user groups around the states to my initial posting, we have had six user groups around the state step up and volunteer to help out.

This past weekend, during the Orlando meetup, we worked with Hewie and Shelia from CFCS to divide up most of the remaining tasks in order to launch the new CFCS.org site on Drupal 7. I've sent emails to all the user groups who responded with all the details.

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Florida Meetup Proposal - Coding for a Cause April

For the second consecutive year, we failed to complete the Coding for a Cause site during Florida DrupalCamp. We need to rectify this, and I'd like to suggest a solution. I just posted this in the description for the Orlando meetup, but I was afraid not everyone would see it, so I'm semi-reposting (so I'm only semi-lame) it here.

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North Central Florida Meetup - Gainesville, FL

Start: 
2011-03-16 18:00 - 20:00 America/New_York
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User group meeting

Join us this month for our Monthly Meetup
Wednesday March 16, 2011 at 6pm.

Mother's Pub and Grill
1017 West University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Map

Some parking is available in the back, but more parking is available across the street at Bank of America.

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Florida DrupalCamp 2011 Wrapup

Wow. What a weekend. Florida DrupalCamp 2011 is in the books and by all accounts it was a huge success. With almost 250 attendees and 6 tracks of sessions, this was the largest Drupal event ever held in the state of Florida. Attendees traveled from all corners of Florida, as well as a growing number from out-of-state (Illinois, New Jersey, Georgia, North Carolina, to name a few) to participate.

If you took any pictures at the event, please tag them with #FLDC when you post them on your social media site of choice. If you have any feedback from the event, feel free to post it publicly in the comments below or privately via the Florida DrupalCamp web site contact form. If you'd like to help out, sponsor, or present at next year's camp, please let us know as well.

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