Forum, blog and UX

Today i’ll work on permissions and usability of the forum module. then the multi-user blog. I have them installed but I want to make sure that the end user experience is satisfactory. I’m adding a new category called UX, for user experience.

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Forum Module, Blogs and css to come.

Since I now have the Facebook login stuff largely completed, and views and panels in pretty good shape, I’m adding some Forums. This isn’t too much of an effort although I recommend getting the advanced forum module to augment the core module. Later today I’ll be working with the multi-user blog module. I do plan on offering blogs to members who really want to contribute something meaningful. My concerns about blogging mainly center around usability. making sure that the blogs integrate well with panels. possibly through views. at this point, i’m really not sure what the best approach is. but all in all things are starting to come together.

i’ll soon focus on the css elements of the site. that will be fun and will build on some of the earlier posts about inheritance. the good thing about the adaptive themes theme that I am using is that it is fairly generic but still looks good. simple but stylish. I think that it will be a great place to implement css. i’ll also release the name of the prod site that I am working on at that point. that way, you can see how the css changes take effect. more to come.

Beginning a Blog in Drupal 7

I have been meaning to post this for the longest time and have kept forgetting it. This site is a great resource for Drupal and one that I found pretty useful when I was first starting out. And useful today too.

Learn By the Drop – Check these folks out. They published the pdf that I have linked that will walk you through your first blog, custom content creation and more. Worth reading if you are new to Drupal, or even of moderate experience, like I hope to be one day! 😉

Take a look. Here is the link to the PDF: Build your blog.