Drupal in Use at Duke

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Drupal in Use at Duke

Duke Web Services

Office of Information Technology


duke.edu


pratt.duke.edu


d
ivinity.duke.edu


t
oday.duke.edu


medicine.duke.edu


n
ursing.duke.edu


s
tudentaffairs.duke.edu


law.duke.edu


mclibrary.duke.edu


c
hapel.duke.edu

Our use of Drupal


Late 2008: our first Drupal 6 site


October 2009:
duke.edu


November 2011: our first Drupal 7 site




Drupal 7 Upgrade Overview

Initial
assessment

Exploratory
run

Research /
troubleshoot /
adjustments

Practice run

Schedule
upgrade for
production

Drupal Theme Best Practices

1.
Always use a child theme (or sub
-
theme)

2.
See #1

3.
.
tpl

files are for markup, not logic

1.
Make use of pre
-
process functions

4.
Don’t go crazy with contributed modules.

5.
Use Drupal’s Methods to add
css
/
javascript

to
your theme

1.
E.G. conditional
stylesheets

1.
drupal_add_css
(
path_to_theme
() . '/
css
/ie7.css',
array('group' => CSS_THEME, 'browsers' => array('IE' => 'IE
7', '!IE' => FALSE), 'preprocess' => FALSE));

How Easy is creating a child theme?

Copy files to sites/all/themes

Edit the .info file

Ready for Customization


Which Parent theme do I
choose??????


What does your site need to do?


Be responsive?


Conform to ‘the grid’?


Change layout/colorization/look
-
and
-
feel based
on context?


Does it need to be accessible?


Other special aspects?


Some Starter Themes to Consider


Omega


We use it. Tons of regions, and fine grained layout control from
UI, and uses grid system. It’s very responsive, though it uses a
layered
-
onion approach to responsive styles.


Boilerplate


HTML5 output. Fixed layout. Very semantic.


Genesis


Very flexible framework. Fixed or fluid layouts. Uses grid
system.


Fusion



also has many configurations from the UI. Uses grid system


Zen


Trusty and widespread. Very good community support. Very
handy starter themes.

Other important Theme questions


Who is going to work on the theme?


A team?


An individual?


Your nephew?


Who will maintain the theme?


How will you handle versioning and delivery?


Git
?


Svn
?


Printed copies?

Resources


Delivering Drupal
-

http://denver2012.drupal.org/program/sessio
ns/delivering
-
drupal


Drupal Contributed Themes
-

http://drupal.org/project/
themes


Drupal
API
-

http://api.drupal.org/api/
drupal


Drupal
& GIT
-

http://drupal.org/node/
803746



Projects: Installation
profile


Create common default roles and permissions


Configure Shibboleth


Install commonly used
modules


Set
recommended site options


Optional development set
-
up


Projects: Duke Events module


Provides default content type with fields set
up for Duke Events information


Provides several default views for events


Projects: Duke Feeds module


Preconfigured parsers


Currently supports Events@Duke


Maps information coming out of Events@Duke to
fields with no extra set
-
up


Next step: additional information formats


Scholars@Duke


Faculty Database System (FDS)

Project: Google Custom

Search module


Provides integration of Google Custom Search
into Drupal


Provides default styles for more detailed
customization if needed

Project: Attachments module


Straight
-
forward way to handle attached
documents (PDF, Word,
etc
)


Tagging and access control


User
-
friendly


D
atabase
-
friendly


Project: Drupal 7 Upgrade Assistant


Generates module/theme status report


What do you need to upgrade to latest version
of D6?


What are you using that has no stable release
for D7?

Next Project

?


Resources at Duke


t
raining.oit.duke.edu
/
lynda


o
it
-
dws@duke.edu


The person next to you


Future gatherings, email list,
etc
?