Theming and Information Sharing via "Instant Syndicating Standards"

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Start: 
2010-08-19 19:00 - 21:00 America/New_York
Event type: 
User group meeting

Our August session will have two great presentations:

  • Bottom-up Information Sharing using Drupal 7 and ISS (Instant Syndicating Standards)
  • Lara Babalola on Theming

Bottom-up Information Sharing using Drupal 7 and ISS (Instant Syndicating Standards)

A presentation by Nick Vidal on Drupal 7 and ISS (Instant Syndicating Standards). ISS is a unique set of open standards that empowers individuals to discover and syndicate information through the help of their own social network.

The key contribution of ISS is that it challenges the top-down model of information-sharing and gives place to a bottom-up model, where each person has a unique voice and opportunity to contribute and benefit. In this way, ISS hopes to bring people closer together to discuss common interests and share information in a more open and democratic manner.

ISS was created by Nick Vidal, and has been sponsored by the UFRGS University in Brazil, and the Knight Foundation under the Knight Drupal Initiative.

Further reading:

Sharing Information Services and Interactions in the next decade

Update: the slides from the presentation are now attached to this post as a PDF.

Lara Babalola on Theming

Long time local group member Lara Babalola has been with the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo for some time, doing lots of Drupal.

On this meeting, she will do a presentation on theming.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Getting started with theming: tips and resources
  • Building Drupal themes
  • Theming and accessibility
  • "Common look and feel" themes
  • Common Internet Explorer issues
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nick-vidal-iss.pdf860.66 KB

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Two presentations for the price of one ...

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Please note that we have an additional presentation on our next meeting on Thursday.

We have the original presentation on Instant Syndication Standards, as well as a theming presentation by long time member Lara Babalola

Please visit this link http://groups.drupal.org/node/83789 for a description of both talks.

See you there.

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Slides attached

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The slides from the presentation are now attached as a PDF above.

Drupal performance tuning, development, customization and consulting: 2bits.com, Inc..
Personal blog: Baheyeldin.com.

Here is the XHTML-Strict

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Here is the XHTML-Strict compliant module I used to generate popups for external links.

http://drupal.org/project/extlink

For anyone who couldn't make

deviantintegral's picture

For anyone who couldn't make it, I've uploaded a video of the ISS presentation on archive.org. Enjoy!