Drupalcon Boston 2008 - Erik Gecas http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/192/0 en Erik Gecas http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/erik-gecas <p>This is an artist&#8217;s portfolio presentation site, for Erik Gecas, an artist in Nevada. Although it appears to be a simple brochure site on the front, it is powered by Drupal, making things easy for him to enter and showcase new work.</p> <p>For the <a href="http://erikgecas.com/paintings/2007">paintings pages</a>, I developed and used the <a href="http://drupal.org/project/views_slideshow">Views Slideshow</a> module, which adds a jQuery slideshow to any <a href="http://drupal.org/project/views">Views</a> enabled content (not just images, but also for videos, text, or any other kind of content). On the <a href="http://erikgecas.com/node/58">individual painting pages</a>, I developed and used the <a href="http://drupal.org/project/magnifier">Magnifier</a> module, a wrapper for the (modified to work with <a href="http://drupal.org/project">Imagecache</a>) jQuery image zoom plugin of the same name.</p> <p>There are two content types: one for paintings and another for <a href="http://erikgecas.com/books">books</a>. Both use an <a href="http://drupal.org/project/imagefield">ImageField</a> with <a href="http://drupal.org/project/imagecache">Imagecache</a>, and are used for the Views. The Views pages are created using Taxonomy views, with a taxonomy for the painting year, and another for book titles (since the books include several pages each).</p> <p>The various full-page rollovers, such as for the <a href="http://erikgecas.com/home">main page</a> and the <a href="http://erikgecas.com/books">books</a> and <a href="http://erikgecas.com/paintings">paintings</a> landing pages are created using CSS sprites and simple hand-written node pages. It does mean the background images are about 200k or so, but it&#8217;s worth it for the flickerless loading time on what would otherwise be three or more full-page image backgrounds. I like the effect, but I guess I&#8217;m a little biased&#8230;</p> <p>Disclaimer: Erik is my brother-in-law, so I did the site in my spare time. But you should vote for it anyway, because it&#8217;s cool. And I did get to contribute a couple of cool and useful modules with the fun project. :D</p> <p>Aaron</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/erik-gecas#comments Artist Erik Gecas Painter Fri, 22 Feb 2008 21:50:46 +0000 aaron 1324 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org