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Webinar: Drupal Modules: Display Suite, Context, Views, & Panels

by Jay Callicott
September 4, 2012

Learn how to use the tools the experts are using!

This webinar teaches how to utilize several of Drupal's most powerful site-building modules to build out Drupal websites.

In this webinar, Jay goes through each of these modules in-depth, using real-world project walk-throughs. This is not just a how-to on the mechanics of installing and using module 'X'. Instead we will be to answering the question "'Why should I use this module?"

We will cover the following topics:

  • The benefits of using Context over of the Drupal Admin Block UI
  • The Pro's and Con's of Panels
  • Using Display Suite to theme Content Types
  • Using Panels to theme Content Types
  • Panels v. Context v. Display Suite
  • The strategy of building Views in the most reusable way
  • Looking at real world-mockups and showing how I would build these features
  • Exporting to the Features module

This webinar is intended for intermediate to advanced level of developers that want to learn more about using Drupal's most-powerful site building tools. By the end of this session we hope to give you a better game-plan on how to build out their next site than they had before.

 

Additional Resources

Responsive Design + Drupal | Mediacurrent Blog Post

Webinar: Services 3.x Module

Maps and Drupal 7 (Part 1) | Mediacurrent Blog Post

Display Suite for Drupal 7 Videos - I found these video tutorials from the maintainer of DS very helpful!

 

Meet team member, Jay Callicott

Jay is an engineer and leader with a passion for creating technical solutions that solve real-world problems. As a long-time advocate for Drupal and Open Source, he has spent over a decade speaking, writing, and developing enterprise solutions that advance Open Source worldwide.

Since 2009, Jay has worked in a variety of roles for Mediacurrent. For the first 6 years, he focused his efforts on perfecting his craft as an engineer. From Drupal consultant to Senior Developer, then Lead Architect, Jay created solutions and led teams that delivered dozens of enterprise websites.

In 2015, Jay was promoted to Director of Development where he was tasked with hiring developer talent and implementing processes and best practices for the team. Jay also split his time as a lead architect, launching several large projects during this period.

A few years later, Jay moved into his current role as VP of Technical Operations. Jay’s primary responsibilities are working with the revenue team to acquire and retain customers, overseeing Security, DevOps, and IT roles, and leading Mediacurrent’s technology vision. He also helps lead the development of tools and solutions, including the Rain distribution, which won Acquia’s “Open Source Giants” award in 2019.

Currently, Jay is a big proponent of decoupled architecture and the JAMStack approach to web development. Read more about Jay’s thoughts in “The State of Drupal in 2019

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