State of drupal dashboards

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Trying to build a dashboard with drupal? This is an overview of currently available modules for dashboards in drupal.

Trying to build a dashboard with drupal? This is an overview of currently available modules for dashboards in drupal.

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  • 1. 11.05.2010 State of Drupal Dashboards Helge Morgenstern Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 1
  • 2. 11.05.2010 Why Dashboards • I‘m writing my bachelor thesis on dashboards to connect content from multiple sources inside a company. • Users should be able to access content and actions from different applications inside a clean and easy dashboard. • Drupal is consired as a possible solution. Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 2
  • 3. 11.05.2010 Requirements • individual dashboard per user • UI (drag&drop, minimize, maximize) • widget configuration • multiple dashboards / tabs • default widgets (admin configuration) • Google Gadget API Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 3
  • 4. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite (D5) • Homebox (D6) • Drupal.org Dashboard (D6) • D7 Admin Dashboard Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 4
  • 5. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite (D5) 1 Demo • Homebox (D6) • Drupal.org Dashboard 2 Features (D6) 3 Infos • D7 Admin Dashboard presentation steps for each dashboard alternative Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 4
  • 6. MySite (D5) 1 http://drupal.org/project/mysite
  • 7. 11.05.2010 2 MySite (D5) + multiple content + droplets = Google Gadgets + drag & drop + multiple pages - cluttered UI Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 6
  • 8. 11.05.2010 3 MySite (D5) • http://drupal.org/project/mysite Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 7
  • 9. 11.05.2010 3 MySite (D5) • http://drupal.org/project/mysite Deprecated! D6 Dashboard module is being developed instead Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 7
  • 10. Homebox 1 http://paris2009.drupalcon.org/news
  • 11. 11.05.2010 2 Homebox + clean & nice UI (colors for widgets) + drag & drop / minimize - no maximize + multiple pages (configurable by admin) - no tabs + default content (configurable by admin) - no individual widgets (Google Gadgets) - no configuration for widgets - Drupal blocks only Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 9
  • 12. 11.05.2010 3 Homebox • http://drupal.org/project/homebox • Will it be developed for D7? • What about Dashboard.module for Drupal.org? • today: very active issue queue Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 10
  • 13. 11.05.2010 3 Homebox • http://drupal.org/project/homebox • Will it be developed for D7? • What about Dashboard.module for Drupal.org? • today: very active issue queue Cool! What about the future? Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 10
  • 14. Drupal.org Dashboard 1 https://infrastructure.drupal.org/drupal.org-style-guide/prototype/dashboard.html#
  • 15. 11.05.2010 2 Drupal.org + clean & nice UI (colors for widgets) + drag & drop / minimize + tabs per user + will be used on Drupal.org - very little information so far - code is outdated & does not work properly --> waiting for code update and infos!! Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 12
  • 16. 11.05.2010 3 Drupal.org • https://infrastructure.drupal.org/ drupal.org-style-guide/prototype/ dashboard.html# • http://groups.drupal.org/drupalorg- redesign-implementers • http://drupal.org/project/dashboard • http://drupal.org/node/786058 Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 13
  • 17. 11.05.2010 3 Drupal.org • https://infrastructure.drupal.org/ drupal.org-style-guide/prototype/ dashboard.html# • http://groups.drupal.org/drupalorg- redesign-implementers • http://drupal.org/project/dashboard • http://drupal.org/node/786058 uncertain! ...haven‘t tried it, yet. Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 13
  • 18. D7 Admin Dashboard 1
  • 19. 11.05.2010 2 D7 Admin Dashboard + easy UI / drag & drop + it‘s Drupal 7 - no tabs / multiple dashboards per user - no minimize / maximize for widgets - no layouts (2 or 3 columns) - no configuration / defaults - only Drupal blocks Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 15
  • 20. 11.05.2010 3 D7 Admin Dashboard • http://www.d7ux.org/category/ projectframework/dashboard/ • Download Drupal 7 Alpha Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 16
  • 21. 11.05.2010 3 D7 Admin Dashboard • http://www.d7ux.org/category/ projectframework/dashboard/ • Download Drupal 7 Alpha incomplete! ...mostly admin stuff. Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 16
  • 22. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite • Homebox • Drupal.org Dashboard • D7 Admin Dashboard Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 17
  • 23. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite Deprecated! D6 Dashboard module is being developed instead • Homebox • Drupal.org Dashboard • D7 Admin Dashboard Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 17
  • 24. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite Deprecated! D6 Dashboard module is being developed instead • Homebox Cool! What about the future? • Drupal.org Dashboard • D7 Admin Dashboard Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 17
  • 25. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite Deprecated! D6 Dashboard module is being developed instead • Homebox Cool! What about the future? uncertain! • Drupal.org Dashboard ...haven‘t tried it, yet. • D7 Admin Dashboard Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 17
  • 26. 11.05.2010 Available Solutions • MySite Deprecated! D6 Dashboard module is being developed instead • Homebox Cool! What about the future? uncertain! • Drupal.org Dashboard ...haven‘t tried it, yet. incomplete! • D7 Admin Dashboard ...mostly admin stuff. Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 17
  • 27. 11.05.2010 Where Drupal sucks • A good way to integrate Google Gadgets --> building an Firefox-addon-like or appstore-like system for gadgets with Drupal. • Drupal blocks are not individually configurable by each user --> Drupal dashboards rely on blocks. • PHP/MySQL vs. Java/PostgreSQL Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 18
  • 28. 11.05.2010 Why Drupal rocks! • Integration with LDAP etc. --> single/automatic sign-on might be easy • community features for future development --> intranet and communication • company-wide search with apache solr Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 19
  • 29. 11.05.2010 State of Drupal Dashboards Helge Morgenstern Helge Morgenstern State of Drupal Dashboards 20