Archive for June, 2009

links for 2009-06-30

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  • feedly weaves your favorite content into a fun, magazine-like start page.
    based on Google Reader and Twitter.
  • drupal group in Austin

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    Location

    Guadalupe and Dean Keeton
    Austin, TX 78705

    How to find us
    “Go to corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton & look for ACT Lab”

    Who’s coming?
    19 Yes / 5 Maybe

    Who’s organizing?
    Lauren

    Elegant Functionality Requires More Than Hacking Bluemarine

    One of the greatest benefits of a Content Management System like Drupal, is the ability to separate the visual presentation (Theme) layer from the site logic. This is accomplished by placing your theme files in site/all/themes. The rest is up to your abilities to write & edit PHP template files, use hooks, and customize CSS for use in customizing the presentation of your site. The callbacks may seem a bit labyrinthine, but by making a sub-theme you can get well on your way.

    Sound tough? It is not.

    Come out next Month to learn how to get started! Lauren N. Roth will be giving short presentation to get you going and recommends bringing a Localhost installation on your own computer. Even if you are an experienced Drupal developer, write modules, and have been pimping out sites for years, let’s get together, discuss best practices and demystify the design process. If you write modules, some themer needs to handle your output after they enable your module, so it would be fantastic to build a little elegance into the module itself!

    Come out, ask questions, share your experiences and help others make some amazing Drupal sites!
    In the meantime, go to

    Watch Great Tutorials:
    Learn By The Drop

    Listen to Lullabot Podcasts:
    Like this one Overriding Theme Functions

    Download the Toolbox:
    Ultimate Drupal Toolbox

    Read the Drupal.org Theming Guide:
    Theming Guide

    Check Out These Books:

    Pro Drupal Development – Chapter 8 The Theme System
    Learning Drupal 6 Module Development – Chapter 3 The Theme System
    Using Drupal – Chapter 11 Theming Your Site

    See you then!

    links for 2009-06-17

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  • "Incoming!" can operate over Edge, 3G, and WiFi. It works by re-routing the call through the internet, converting your outgoing calls into incoming calls. You can connect other phones together, pick who's phone will ring first, or if you want everyone's phone to ring at the same time. You can also do instant 9-way conference calling on your iPhone making business meetings on the go a snap! Features include a visual favourites list, visual call history, built-in address book, and support for both PC and Mac.
  • Facebook shifting it’s focus

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    Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, gives his dad, who is a dentist, business advice and shares with us how Facebook is shifting its…

    And while we’re on the subject of facebook . . .

    Soon you will be able to have a username
    Starting on Friday, June 12th, at 11:01pm, you’ll be able to choose a username for your Facebook account to easily direct friends, family, and coworkers to your profile.
    Check out the Facebook Blog for more information or send yourself an email with the details.

    links for 2009-06-10

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