Consider that you have built an e-store, and it is full of products, has great functionality, and offers the client a great browsing experience. The only problem is that you're still using the default Drupal theme, so your website looks too ordinary and rather ugly. People won't be able to perform proper searches and you cannot interfere with the UI by simply promoting items from your stock or communicating special deals and offers.
This article by George Papadongonas and Yiannis Doxaras, authors of Drupal E-commerce with Ubercart 2.x, shows you how to install a ready-made theme, free or commercial, and use it as is.Read Drupal and Ubercart 2.x: Install a Ready-made Drupal Theme in full
In this two-part article by Dirk Merkel, author of Expert PHP 5 Tools, we will take a look at documentation. We will learn to create code-level documentation using phpDocumentor, PHP's entry into the xDoc family of documentation tools and the de facto standard for documenting PHP code. Specifically, we will install phpDocumentor. Next, we will learn the general syntax for DocBlocks and how to run phpDocumentor to generate the documentation.Read Documentation with phpDocumentor: Part 1 in full
In the previous articles by George Papadongonas and Yiannis Doxaras, authors of Drupal E-commerce with Ubercart 2.x, we learnt how-to customize the theme and thus offer the client a great browsing experience. We also covered how to create a theme from scratch using the Zen theme. In this article we will cover the following new approaches to themeing:
- Fusion Theming System with Skinr module
- Migrating an HTML theme to a Drupal template
- Creating a Drupal theme from a Photoshop template
In this two-part article by Aleksandar Seović, Mark Falco, and Patrick Peralta, authors of Oracle Coherence 3.5, you will learn how to install Coherence on your machine and how to configure your development environment to make working with Coherence as easy as possible. We will then cover the basics of the Coherence API as we develop a small utility that will allow us to import data into Coherence from CSV files. Finally, we will talk about testing, which due to the distributed nature of Coherence applications, can be a bit trickier than usual.Read Installing Coherence 3.5 and Accessing the Data Grid: Part 1 in full
There are several things you can do to optimize product pages for selling. In this article by William Rice, author of Magento 1.3 Sales Tactics Cookbook, we will look at these techniques:
- Add custom options
- Add videos, links, and other HTML to product pages
- Optimize product images
In the previous articles by George Papadongonas and Yiannis Doxaras, authors of Drupal E-commerce with Ubercart 2.x, we learnt how to install a ready-made theme and how to customize it, thus offering the client a great browsing experience. In this article we will learn how to create a theme from scratch using the Zen Theme.Read Drupal and Ubercart 2.x: Creating a Theme from Scratch Using the Zen Theme in full
In this two-part article by J. Ayen Green, author of Drupal 6 Attachment Views, you will learn the following:
- How to configure Drupal's Contact system
- What the default Contact system does (and does not do)
- How to add just a little pizazz to a page with an Attachment view and a module
- How to add the Contact form to a view
- The first steps you need to take with Drupal's module architecture and hook mechanism
- How to modify the Contact form via a custom module
- How to use an add-on module to make the Contact form available in a view
- How to create an Attachment view
This article series by Spencer Harbar, Lim Mei Ying, and Stefan Gobner, authors of Enhancing Microsoft Content Management Server with ASP.NET 2.0, delves into the integration of key ASP.NET 2.0 features such as Master Pages, Site Navigation, Themes and Skins, and the Membership Provider Model with Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 (MCMS) Service Pack 2. Each article builds upon the last, walking through these new features available to MCMS developers and building a sample site.
In this article series, we will cover:
- Installation And Configuration of Microsoft Content Management Server (see below)
- Getting Started with the Development Environment
- Using Master Pages
- Navigation Controls
- Applying Themes
- Authentication Controls and Membership Providers
- How-Tos, Tips, and Tricks
In this article by Alfonso Romero, you will learn how to add your friends timeline to the custom SwingAndTweet application.
Basically, you’ll learn how to:
- Add a Tabbed Pane component to your SwingAndTweet application, so you can show your own timeline on one tab and your friends’ timeline on another tab.
- Use a JScrollPane component to add vertical and horizontal scrollbars to your friends’ timeline list.
- Use the getFriendsTimeline() method from the Twitter4J API to get the 20 most recent tweets from your friends’ timeline.
- Apply font styles to your JLabel components via the Font class
- Add a black border to separate each individual tweet by using the BorderFactory and Color classes.
- Add the date and time of creation of each individual tweet by using the getCreatedAt() method from the twitter4j.Status interface, along with the Date class.
In the previous article we saw how to replace the default Drupal theme by installing a ready-made theme, free or commercial, and use it as is. In this article by George Papadongonas and Yiannis Doxaras, authors of Drupal E-commerce with Ubercart 2.x, we will learn learn how to customize your frontend, to get the look and feel of your site to match your corporate visual identity. You will learn to use your company logo and colors to create a familiar and friendly environment for your visitors.Read Drupal and Ubercart 2.x: Customizing a theme in full
The jQuery library provides several techniques for adding animation to a web page. These include simple, standard animations that are frequently used and the ability to craft sophisticated custom effects. In this article by Karl Swedberg and Jonathan Chaffer, authors of jQuery 1.4 Reference Guide, we'll closely examine each of the effect methods, revealing all of the mechanisms jQuery has for providing customised visual feedback to the user.Read Customized Effects with jQuery 1.4 in full
This article by Bart Kummel, author of Apache MyFaces 1.2 Web Application Development, shows how we can use Bean Validation (JSR 303) annotations to declaratively define validation rules in our Java EE application. In this article, Apache MyFaces Extensions Validator (ExtVal) is used to generate the JSF validators, based on Bean Validation annotations. While JSF 2.0 has native support for Bean Validation, ExtVal can also be used with JSF 1.2. And ExtVal offers some possibilities that cannot be achieved with the default JSF 2.0 Bean Validation support.
This article is the third in a series of ExtVal articles. Other articles in this series:
- Apache MyFaces Extensions Validator is the first article in the series and introduces ExtVal.
- Customizing and extending Apache MyFaces ExtVal shows the flexibility of ExtVal and how we can customize and extend it.