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Using Display Suite to Place Node Fields in Blocks

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10:25am

Have you ever looked at a page layout and thought, "Hm, that sure is one long list of fields. It would be nice to be able to place some of that information in a sidebar (or in the footer, etc.)"


In this example, we want to move some of the "Contact Information" fields of an Event node...

Getting Started on Sites: How to Add Images to Your Content

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, March 22, 2013 - 11:32am

Welcome back! This is the fourth blog post in a series on how to create a Drupal 7 personal website using Stanford Sites....

Staging Content for Websites: Google Docs & Clean HTML

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:02am

While working on websites, we at Stanford Web Services have found that inventorying and rewriting your content so that you're ready to put it into your newly-delivered (but relatively empty) website is one of the toughest parts of migrating to...

Getting Started on Sites: How to Attach Documents to Your Content

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:00am

Welcome back!  This is the third blog post in a series on how to create a Drupal 7 personal website using Stanford Sites....

Expository Sketch is the New RFP

a face for radio Posted by Zach Chandler on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:56am

At SWS, I have developed an improved method for vendor selection over “traditional RFP”, but it can take a little explaining—to clients and vendors alike—as to why it’s better, and why its worth the time investment.


Why change?  To be honest, a couple of years ago we were pretty happy...

Menu Tricks #2: Automating Page URLs Based on Menu Position

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Monday, February 25, 2013 - 12:48pm

In my last post on Menu Tricks, I outlined a module called Menu Block, that...

Styling on Sites: Introduction to CSS Injector

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:55pm

This is the second post in my series titled Styling on Sites. Last time, we looked...

Menu Tricks #1: Improve Site Navigation with Menu Blocks Module

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 2:59pm

The main menu in Drupal is a very powerful tool when partnered with the right modules and configurations.  The menu can be used to automate URLs, build breadcrumbs and create secondary navigation.  


In this post, I'll be walking through a module that can help you use...

Things to ask before starting a website project

Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 5:11pm

In my role as manager for Stanford Web Services, I'm often the first on our team to meet with faculty and staff who are interested in building a new website. Our team helps to support the Drupal 7 CMS "Stanford Sites" as a self-service tool, and we also...

Need to Sort a View in a Specific Order?

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:44pm

Often we run into a common problem where clients want to have their Staff listed in a particular order not just ascending or descending alphabetically. We can easily solve this using a great module called Draggable Views. I love using...

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