Georgia High School Association Upgrades to Drupal 7
Drupal sites have a life cycle. Module support shifts from one version of Drupal to the next which means new solutions are identified and old solutions are refined.
Featured Drupal Modules
- Omega Theme—Leveraged for module responsiveness
- Flex Slider—Responsive Image rotator
- MegaMenu—Multi-column drop-downs
- IMCE—File asset management.
- Nodequeue and Flag-based Views—Simplified content management, while maintaining granular control of featured content.
- QuickTabs—Allows two tabs in place of one for better use of vertical space, without too much clutter.
- Block footer WYSIWYG field—Custom solution to allow placement and management of unobtrusive block footer ads.
Flexible & Scalable Design
The new design allowed for ease of use for non-technical content administrators and made it possible for implementing a cleaner, more regular presentation.
By implementing a cleaner, responsive design and by leveraging content management best practices as well as excellent contributed tools, a more accessible and easier to manage site was produced. Although there were some coordinative, non-technical challenges that impacted the timeline, the D7 site launched successfully with GHSA receiving a lot of positive feedback.