Drupal and Media – Great new book

One of the biggest challenges Drupal presents is dealing with media files. Because of the open nature of the product, there is usually a lot of time needed to make something as simple as an image gallery. I spent many hours designing one myself using different image handlers, a custom content type, views and HTML entities that present

Image

editing controls.

Packtpub.com has a great resource for those who are dealing with media files. I just picked it up but it looks like it is going to be a great resource for me. I specifically plan to use it for a video based help system for the website that I am currently working on. But check out the book at the link below.

http://www.packtpub.com/drupal-7-media/book?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=bookmention

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Colorbox

I’m installing the Colorbox Module in Sand today and will then install in Prod. I don’t have a compelling reason to install it now; my site doesn’t focus on images. But I believe that there will be media that I’ll want to show. It’s a web site after all. And at some point I’ll need to be able to do this.

There are MANY gallery options in Drupal. My needs are pretty simple so I don’t feel the need to get anything too fancy.

This mod has been around for a long time and has 100ks of installs. So it is nice and stable and well maintained. It requires a jscript library that you can download.

http://www.jacklmoore.com/colorbox – reference for colorbox.