Drupalcon Boston 2008 - church http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/195/0 en Vintage Faith Church http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/vintage-faith-church <p>Drupal sometime gets a bad name because designers have a hard time theming the site. It is true that you need to know more PHP than a designer ever wants to know, but if you get a good theme implementor, working along side your design, you can get sites look like this: <a href="http://www.vintagechurch.org" title="Santa Cruz, CA">Vintage Faith Church</a>.</p> <p>This church needed a website that they could updated more easily than flat HTML files through Dreamweaver, and one that would use an in house designer, with custom art an photography donated by the community. They also have a Drupal developer willing to theme and implement the entire site.</p> <p>As you can see from the screenshots, we wanted to avoid the typical boxy feel of websites, but still make it highly usable for members and guests. The fly out menu provided by <a href="http://drupal.org/project/nice_menus">Nice Menus</a> helps with the usability. The theme backgrounds shift as you navigate the site providing a consistent, yet distinct feel to each section of the site.</p> <p><img src="http://www.tech-wanderings.com/files/vfc3.jpg" title="Vintage Faith Picture 3" alt="Vintage Faith Picture 3" align="left"></p> <p>Besides the theming, there is no custom code on the site. <a href="http://drupal.org/project/gmap">GMap</a> was used to a group locator, <a href="http://drupal.org/project/cck">CCK</a> and <a href="http://drupal.org/project/views">Views</a> of course to create and display different announements, events and group content types. <a href="http://drupal.org/project/audio">Audio</a> was used to let different musical artists upload some of the custom creations. In hindsight I may have used on of the other Media CCK field formats (like <a href="http://drupal.org/project/mediafield">mediafield</a>), but no a big deal. Core Aggregator is used to combine many of the pastor&#8217;s blogs together and <a href="http://drupal.org/project/flickr">flickr</a> is a great tool to embed our photographer&#8217;s image captures of gatherings, events, and shelter work.</p> <p>We also used <a href="http://drupal.org/project/wymeditor">wymeditor</a>, with <a href="http://drupal.org/project/IMCE">IMCE</a>, and a couple <a href="http://drupal.org/project/panels">Panels</a> (version 1) to round things out.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/vintage-faith-church#comments church community culture Tue, 04 Mar 2008 04:19:13 +0000 gman 1651 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org Diomass.org http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/diomassorg <p>Diomass.org serves the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, which covers the eastern section of Massachusetts, including the metropolitan Boston area. The diocese is home to approximately 77,000 parishioners in nearly 200 parishes. </p> <p>The web site has 3 basic audiences: parishioners in the diocese, <em>seekers</em> who are looking for spiritual resources, and church clergy and lay leaders. The site is divided into a more public section which contains news and events from the diocese, as well as descriptions of the church mission and mission-related activities; and a section which covers governance issues which are of interest only to clergy and parish lay leaders (&#8220;Inside the Diocese&#8221;).</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/diomassorg#comments church community Episcopal information resource Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:16:21 +0000 tkinnel 1352 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org