Drupalcon Boston 2008 - charts http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/145/0 en The Federal Education Budget Project http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/federal-education-budget-project <p>The Federal Education Budget Project details the demographics, finances and test scores of all 14,000+ school districts in the United States. It was built for the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation &#8212; a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington DC.</p> <p>This site was built in-house, with very little in the way of real custom development. It makes heavy use of Views, CCK, and some <em>thoroughly</em> modified .tpl.php files for the District and State pages. Users get top-line data presented graphically, and can compare any district to others (either in-state or nation-wide) using the data points they choose.</p> <p>I submit it here as an example of how much Drupal can deliver even when the &#8220;developer&#8221; lacks all but the most basic of coding skills. There are undoubtedly more elegant and efficient ways to tackle some aspects of the site &#8212; and we continue to work on those &#8212; but it&#8217;s become a very robust resource already. And aside from the arguments used in the district-comparison Views, and some truly simply PHP in the templates, it&#8217;s all done with Drupal&#8217;s &#8220;out of the box&#8221; functionality.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/federal-education-budget-project#comments charts data education Mon, 18 Feb 2008 03:17:00 +0000 TKS 1153 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org