Drupalcon Boston 2008 - culture http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/taxonomy/term/60/0 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 LUX http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/lux <p>LUX is a cultural centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, offering a wide variety of events ranging from international cinema, theatre and debate to dance and music.</p> <p>In renewing their website LUX wanted to</p> <ul> <li>enable LUX employees to easily enter event data, including dates, times, posters and trailers</li> <li>enable visitors to easily find out what is going on</li> <li>offer an opportunity for interaction and community building</li> </ul> <p>The site makes heavy use of CCK, Views and a custom built playdates module, offering various ways of <a href="http://www.lux-nijmegen.nl/film/dagagenda">viewing</a> <a href="http://www.lux-nijmegen.nl/film/agenda/week">the</a> <a href="http://www.lux-nijmegen.nl/theater/agenda/year">programme</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.lux-nijmegen.nl/film/allefilms/alles-liefde">Movies</a> offer integration with blip.tv trailers and a ticket reservation system.</p> <p>The site has a strong visual presence, with a theme varying slightly by event type.</p> <p>The development of this site was a combined effort of <a href="http://www.webschuur.com">B&egrave;r Kessels</a>, <a href="http://jeroencoumans.com/">Jeroen Coumans</a> and <a href="http://www.guruburu.com">Gaele Strootman</a>.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/lux#comments culture debate movies music theatre Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:45:13 +0000 gaele 1222 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org The Rake Magazine http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/rake-magazine <p>The Rake is an arts and culture magazine based in Minneapolis/St. Paul and is known for its storytelling, humor, style, and personality. Their new Drupal site has brought them great flexibility and ease-of-management, as well as improved traffic and host of other benefits.<br /> You can read more about the website at drupal.org&#8217;s <a href="http://drupal.org/node/191608">Rake Magazine case study</a>.</p> http://boston2008.drupalcon.org/showcase/rake-magazine#comments Best Case Studies arts audio commentary culture fiction magazine news opinion publishing Rake reviews video Tue, 12 Feb 2008 04:19:54 +0000 dgorton 948 at http://boston2008.drupalcon.org