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@chillin411 Rotating Banners in Drupal (there is more than one way to do it)
There are actually ~15 ways to do it  <ul><ul><li>Content Glider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic display block </li></u...
What are we dealing with?  <ul><ul><li>Nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Javascript Plugins...
Nodes <ul><ul><li>Use a separate node type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagecache will make things easier </li></ul></ul><u...
Views <ul><ul><li>Use relationships to hook into nodequeue and node reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unstyled fields l...
Javascript Plugin <ul><ul><li>Drupal includes jQuery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most mature jQuery rotating plugin -> jQue...
Rotating Banner <ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/project/rotating_banner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D7 only, in alpha release...
Thanks! @chillin411
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Rotating Banners In Drupal

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Presentation given at Fort Lauderdale Drupal Users Group in May 2010. Discussing options between rotating banners in Drupal, such as views_slideshow and views_cycle.

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Rotating Banners In Drupal

  1. 1. @chillin411 Rotating Banners in Drupal (there is more than one way to do it)
  2. 2. There are actually ~15 ways to do it <ul><ul><li>Content Glider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic display block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Rotator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Slideshow DD Block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Slideshow ImageFlow </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: http://drupal.org/node/418616 </li></ul>@chillin411 <ul><ul><li>Featured Content Slider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Carousel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ajax Slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Views Accordian </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Couloir Slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontpage Slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CCK Multimage </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What are we dealing with? <ul><ul><li>Nodes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Javascript Plugins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting Modules </li></ul></ul>@chillin411
  4. 4. Nodes <ul><ul><li>Use a separate node type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagecache will make things easier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Node Reference > Link CCK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nodequeue Trigger/Actions solve sorting problems </li></ul></ul>@chillin411
  5. 5. Views <ul><ul><li>Use relationships to hook into nodequeue and node reference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unstyled fields let you theme with CSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows you to export the view – great for features, etc. </li></ul></ul>@chillin411
  6. 6. Javascript Plugin <ul><ul><li>Drupal includes jQuery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most mature jQuery rotating plugin -> jQuery.cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility between jQuery and Drupal/Views -> Views Slideshow </li></ul></ul>@chillin411
  7. 7. Rotating Banner <ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/project/rotating_banner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>D7 only, in alpha release (currently on Drupal Gardens) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you don't need views on your site for anything else, use this on D7, without question </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Very solid option for D7, especially if it adopts jQueryUI </li></ul></ul>@chillin411
  8. 8. Thanks! @chillin411

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