Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:28
Greetings and welcome to my new, Drupal based, website!
Over the coming weeks I'll be finalizing the content on this site. Until then you may see temporary (holder) text to help with formatting and layouts. My apologies for the annoyance. I'm working to complete the site ASAP.
Until this post disappears - it's safe to assume that some part of the site is still under construction. That includes some of the images having watermarks - those remain until I purchase and replace the photos.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Sun, 11/07/2010 - 00:03
An obvious question that I get asked is what does the tagline in the header of my web site mean and why did I put it there?The tagline at the launch of this version of the site - "Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito" - is Latin for "you should not give in to evils, but proceed ever more boldly against them".As to why I put it there - well it's partly aesthetic and partly tradition. A number of business cards, web sites and other random personal items I've had developed over the years have often contained a little slogan or tagline.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:52
The Views module provides a flexible method for Drupal site designers to control how lists and tables of content (nodes in Views 1, almost anything in Views 2) are presented. Traditionally, Drupal has hard-coded most of this, particularly in how taxonomy and tracker lists are formatted. This tool is essentially a smart query builder that, given enough information, can build the proper query, execute it, and display the results. It has four modes, plus a special mode, and provides an impressive amount of functionality from these modes.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:51
The XML sitemap module creates a sitemap that conforms to the sitemaps.org specification. This helps search engines to more intelligently crawl a website and keep their results up to date. The sitemap created by the module can be automatically submitted to Ask, Google, Bing (formerly Windows Live Search), and Yahoo! search engines. The module also comes with several submodules that can add sitemap links for content, menu items, taxonomy terms, and user profiles.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:50
This module provides a site map that gives visitors an overview of your site. It can also display the RSS feeds for all blogs and categories.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:49
This module provides an API to shorten URLs via almost any service (over 25 services are available by default), as well as a block and a page that provide an interface for easily shortening URLs, and a block that displays a shortened URL for the current page for easy copying. Includes handling in case a service cannot be reached or is taking too long to respond.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:48
Instead of showing a standard "404 Page not found", this module performs a search on the keywords in the URL, e.g. if a user goes to http://example.com/does/not/exist, this module will do a search for "does not exist". It also includes search engine keywords detections as well as regular expression based term filtering from the URL.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:47
The Pathauto module automatically generates path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, categories, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. This allows you to get aliases like /category/my-node-title.html instead of /node/123. The aliases are based upon a "pattern" system which the administrator can control.
Submitted by Gregory Varnum on Mon, 03/21/2011 - 11:46
This Drupal module provides configurable blocks of menu trees starting with any level of any menu. So if you’re only using your theme’s Main menu links feature, you can add and configure a “Main menu (levels 2+)” block. That block would appear once you were on one of the Main menu’s pages and would show the menu tree for the 2nd level (and deeper) of your Main menu and would expand as you traversed down the tree. You can also limit the depth of the menu’s tree (e.g. “Main menu (levels 2-3)”) and/or expand all the child sub-menus (e.g. “Main menu (expanded levels 2+)”).