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Presentation for Drupal Design Camp Boston (June 25, 2011).
Views is one of Drupal’s most versatile and frequently-installed contributed modules. It gives site builders the ability to pull content from the database and display it in very specific ways: from a data table or a listing of article titles, to an image gallery or snazzy slideshow.
But while Views is very flexible, it can be daunting to newcomers. In this session, we’ll walk through the Views admin interface. We’ll create Views using fields, displays and sorting (and learn what the heck is a “contextual filter”).
We’ll also talk about the basics of theming Views. First, we’ll take a look at the HTML and CSS classes that the module outputs by default and show how they can be styled. Then, we’ll take it one step further and learn how to create our own Views templates.
This session is targeted at beginners, as in folks who are new to Views. Or maybe they’ve tried it out a couple times, but aren’t entirely sure how it works. Attendees who will get the most out of this session will already be familiar with the very basics of Drupal, HTML and CSS.