Introduction to the Admin Interface

February 19, 2012 by jason

This is the first in a series of introductory tutorials created to provide a guide to learning about the basics of the Drupal administrative interface. This tutorial will provide an overview of the following topics:

  • Drupal introduction
  • Admin login
  • Creation of new content
  • Find and edit existing content

Drupal 7: Load content nodes into a modal overlay using AJAX

January 19, 2012 by jason

For one of our current projects we are building a website where the design dictates that most of the content is presented using a dropdown menu approach. Normally, a dropdown functions best when all of the content is already loaded on the page, and just relies on javascript to animate the display and hiding of each dropdown element.  For this design, it is pretty obvious that requiring all of the overlay content to load along with the initial page is excessive for both load times, as well as complicated for the CMS organization and structure. AJAX to the rescue!