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

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!

 
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Meet team member, Jay Callicott

An enthusiastic Drupal developer of ten years, Jay spent six years as Mediacurrent’s Lead Architect before transitioning to his current role in 2015. As the Vice President of Technical Operations, Jay helps to foster best practices and shape processes for Mediacurrent's development team. An active contributor to the Drupal community, Jay has developed dozens of custom modules, coded themes, and written install profiles for projects from Drupal 5 through Drupal 8.

Prior to Mediacurrent, Jay worked as a PHP developer in Little Rock, AR. During that time, Jay worked on several large PHP builds including the Arkansas Drug & Alcohol Testing Database, the Arkansas State Police FBI Civil Harvesting Application and the Arkansas Governor Newsroom which won his agency an e-government award that year.

During his 8 years at Mediacurrent, Jay has led teams on dozens of projects including more recently Turner.com, Jamaica Star, and University of Georgia. He maintains several key marketing automation modules (Pardot, Silverpop, Eloqua, Hubspot, and Automate) that have helped solidify Mediacurrent as a thought leader in the marketing automation space. Jay created and actively maintains one of the most popular distributions on Drupal,  OpenChurch, which has over 100,000 downloads. A Drupal 8 version (relying almost entirely on core modules) was recently released.

Outside of work Jay enjoys family time with his wife and two young children. He stays involved with his local Little Rock church and also volunteers time on occasion to help build faith-based charity and church websites.

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