In this article by Travis Tidwell, we will create a "Hello World" application that utilizes web services to populate a TextField or MovieClip with data from a remote location. Using web services to populate all of our Flash fields allows for the component abstraction necessary for an MVC architecture. Here Flash fulfills the role of the View, and Drupal fulfils the role as the Model and Component. This enables us to have a truly scalable and manageable web solution.
This approach allows for a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture for our Flash applications, which is considered ideal since it separates the User Interface (View) from the Data Set (Model) and Business Logic (Component) of our application.Read Building a Web Service-driven Application with Flash in Drupal in full
In this article by Narayan Bhat, we will see how to install The Rotating Post Titles with Post Preview Gadget in your blog. This gadget contains Official Google code created using the Dynamic Feed Control from the Google AJAX Feed API. It will show all the post titles in your blog classified according to Labels (in Blogger) or Categories (in Wordpress). It will also show a brief rotating post preview at the top.Read The Rotating Post Titles with Post Preview Gadget in full
The previous part of the article focused on just a few modules, with an emphasis on date. We explored Date formats, Exposed filters fieldset and the Views Date Range Filter Module. We also had a chance to create some summary views. In this part by Marjorie Roswell, we shall create a Timeline, cover the Views Popup feature, create a Calendar and also make an iCal feed.Read Date and Calendar Module in Drupal 5: Part 2 in full
This is the second part of a two-part article series by João Pedro Soares Fernandes dealing with assessment activities using multimedia. In the first part we saw how to add multimedia to multiple choice answers in Moodle quizzes and lessons and create crosswords and jumble exercises in Hot Potatoes.
In this part, we will create puzzles and "find-the-pair" activities using JClic and assessing multimedia using rubrics.Read Multimedia and Assessments with Moodle 1.9 (part 2) in full
In this article by Jonas Yuan, you will learn how to set up the most popular journal articles in your personalized community and view the counter for other assets.Read Setting up the most Popular Journal Articles in your Personalized Community in Liferay Portal in full
The CCK (Content Construction Kit) module is one of Drupal's most popular, contributed modules, and for a good reason. It gives the administrator the ability to create custom content types as well as custom fields that are essential for creating a web site that manages specific forms of content.
In this article by Travis Tidwell, we will use this module to create the structure required to enter content for each recipe in our Drupal web site. The dynamic content extracted from Drupal is incorporated as custom data within a Flash application.Read Showing Drupal's CCK Module Fields in Flash in full
In this article by Jonas Yuan, we'll see how to employ features of page management. We will also learn how to use communities and layout pages efficiently.Read Customizing Page Management in Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development in full
In this two-part article series by João Pedro Soares Fernandes, we will create assessment activities using multimedia. We will use images, audio, and video to create interactive exercises, either by using Moodle's quizzes, lessons, or assignments, or by using external tools such as Hot Potatoes which can later be integrated into our course.
By the end of this part you will be able to:
- Add multimedia to multiple choice answers in Moodle quizzes and lessons
- Create crosswords and jumble exercises in Hot Potatoes
- Integrate all of these activities into Moodle
Delicious provides a well-known widget known as Tagometer which displays the number of saves and tags used for saving a particular URL. In this article by Roshan Bhattarai, we’ll learn how to build a custom Delicious Tagometer widget.Read Delicious Tagometer Widget in full
In this article by Jonas Yuan, we will first discuss how to extend the Communities portlet with additional fields. Later, we will also learn how to customize the Manage Pages portlet with additional fields and how to apply layout templates in runtime.Read Managing Pages in Liferay Portal 5.2 Systems Development in full
In the previous part of the article by Jon Dickinson, we saw how to construct a domain model to allow files and messages to be tagged. In this part, we will see how to customize our home page and work with the templates and tags.Read Managing Content through Tagging in Grails: Part 2 in full
This is the first part of a two-part article series by Marjorie Roswell. All of the recipes in this article require CCK and the date field (also Views, and Views UI), so we won't take the space to list them in every ingredient list. In this two-part article, we create a wide variety of views, mostly from a single workshop content type. Several of the views implement style plug-ins, which appear as new options in the Views Type drop-down. If you are still working on the 1.x versions of Date, be sure to check out Recipe 44, Upgrade Date and Calendar Modules which will be discussed in the next part.Read Date and Calendar Module in Drupal 5: Part 1 in full
In this 2-part article series by Travis Tidwell, we will cover all the necessary steps to integrate audio content into our Drupal web site by building a custom Flash application that works seamlessly with Drupal multimedia. Here is what we will learn in this article:
- Working with audio in Drupal
- Building a custom audio player for Drupal
- Creating an audio-handling class using ActionScript 3.0
- Loading and playing audio in Flash
In this 2-part article series by Travis Tidwell, we cover all the necessary steps to integrate audio content into our Drupal web site by building a custom Flash application that works seamlessly with Drupal multimedia.
In the first part we saw how audio is handled within Drupal and how to build a custom application that can play audio content created through Drupal. In this part, we will add controls to the audio player to give our users a way to interact with the playback of that audio track.Read Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 2) in full