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Drupal: Customizing Volumes of Content

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iFactory delivered this webinar on April 17th as part of our iFactoryEd webinar series.

Universities often have content, such as research databases, which requires a lot of information to be presented at once. This can often be difficult to attractively display, and allow for easy search and discovery.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss options for displaying complex content types, and set up some Views to provide lists for filtering and browsing. We’ll also show how a site-wide tagging vocabulary can help the site to automatically push content—making users aware of the wealth of resources you have available.

Topics covered:

> Customizing display of complex content types, including using Javascript blinds to show/hide information
> Setting up a variety of views for different ways to list, filter and sort content
> Tagging to enable highlighting content which otherwise does not get enough attention

The presenter was Lisa Sawin, Solutions Architect for iFactory. This was part 2 of a 3 part series.

For the full webinar visit our YouTube channel: youtube.com/ifactoryboston

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Drupal: Customizing Volumes of Content

  1. 1. Drupal: CustomizingVolumes of Content an iFactoryEd webinar
  2. 2. Who is iFactory?• Based in Boston• Interactive design and development company with over 20 years experience• A division of RDW Group, a full-service agency• Designers, strategic consultants, information architects, usability experts, developers• Higher ed profiles include: colleges & universities | public & private large & small | ivy league to community colleges undergraduate & graduate | Massachusetts to California
  3. 3. Where to find uswww.ifactory.comblog: interactivity.ifactory.comFind us as iFactoryBoston:
  4. 4. What you’ll learn today:• Customizing display of complex content types, including using Javascript blinds to show/hide information• Setting up a variety of views for different ways to list, filter and sort content• Tagging to enable highlighting content which otherwise does not get enough attention
  5. 5. Your presenter Lisa Sawin Solutions Architect for iFactory
  6. 6. Complex content• Databases, services, software, courses, etc• Lots of associated information• Users may be confused about what these content types really are
  7. 7. Complex content• Databases, services, software, courses, etc• Lots of associated information• Users may be confused about what these content types really are
  8. 8. Complex content• Databases, services, software, courses, etc• Lots of associated information• Users may be confused about what these content types really are
  9. 9. Begins with informationarchitecture• Consistent, structured layout• Understandable terms• Expected interactions• Test with users
  10. 10. Begins with informationarchitecture• Consistent, structured layout• Understandable terms• Expected interactions• Test with users
  11. 11. Begins with informationarchitecture• Consistent, structured layout• Understandable terms• Expected interactions• Test with users
  12. 12. Begins with informationarchitecture• Consistent, structured layout• Understandable terms• Expected interactions• Test with users
  13. 13. Begins with informationarchitecture• Consistent, structured layout• Understandable terms• Expected interactions• Test with users
  14. 14. Graphic design comes next• Use of color, font, spacing• Lock down presentation of information to match design
  15. 15. Graphic design comes next• Use of color, font, spacing• Lock down presentation of information to match design
  16. 16. Creatively removeexcess info• Blinds to hide some of the content• Icons• Link intuitively
  17. 17. Creatively removeexcess info• Blinds to hide some of the content• Icons• Link intuitively
  18. 18. Creatively removeexcess info• Blinds to hide some of the content• Icons• Link intuitively
  19. 19. Use a variety of list styles• A-Z index• Exposed filters• Break down into menu items
  20. 20. Use a variety of list styles• A-Z index• Exposed filters• Break down into menu items
  21. 21. Use a variety of list styles• A-Z index• Exposed filters• Break down into menu items
  22. 22. Related content blocks• Sitewide vocabulary to connect content• Blocks to display on single node pages• Context to place blocks
  23. 23. Related content blocks• Sitewide vocabulary to connect content• Blocks to display on single node pages• Context to place blocks
  24. 24. Related content blocks• Sitewide vocabulary to connect content• Blocks to display on single node pages• Context to place blocks
  25. 25. Related content blocks• Sitewide vocabulary to connect content• Blocks to display on single node pages• Context to place blocks
  26. 26. Complex content types• Well-architected and designed information is easier to parse• Targeted listing pages help users find relevant content• Related content blocks allow for serendipitous discovery
  27. 27. Complex content types• Well-architected and designed information is easier to parse• Targeted listing pages help users find relevant content• Related content blocks allow for serendipitous discovery
  28. 28. Complex content types• Well-architected and designed information is easier to parse• Targeted listing pages help users find relevant content• Related content blocks allow for serendipitous discovery
  29. 29. www.ifactory.com interactivity.ifactory.com info@ifactory.com 617.426.8600Find us as iFactoryBoston:

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