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Powerful new newspaper modules for journalists




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Powerful new newspaper modules for journalists

Day:  Thursday, 26. august 2010
Time:  13:30-14:30



Let's meet for a demo of a few modules that were developed for a better journalist experience at France24/RFI.

In short, it includes:

  • Per-node configuration of a View (making a custom list of articles to insert within an article)
  • Per-node selection display of nodes(selecting of a display of a story in a frontpage)
  • Multimedia element to insert within an article
  • Sharing of nodes between Drupals (via XMLRPC and Services, to share Image nodes)
  • Advanced Image CCK image (with journalist recropping of *several* imagecache presets).

More details:

  • Multimedia Element: It allows you to create blocks (not drupal blocks) containing stories (inserted manually, automatically, semi-automatically with Easy View), carousels of stories, text, photos, diaporamas (including lightbox diapos), video, twitter, table, ... And you can embed these blocks directly into your story with a nifty FckEditor plugin. Here is a nice example of story with a carousel, a diaporama and a video multimedia element.
  • Easy View: Easy View is a very easy and powerful interface framework to Views, in a CCK field. It also include Easy View Taxonomy, the easy view implementation of the taxonomy View. It basically allows a simple user to configure a View per node without using the complex View UI.
  • Uberimage: Uberimage is an advanced image CCK field, with direct upload/nodereference support, result imagecache presets re-scaling and cropping, useful on websites with multiple different image ratio (16/9, 4/3, 16/5, ...)
  • Formatter Selector: Ever wanted to let the user choose the theme of a node in a nodereference directly on the node edit page? This module allows you to do that.
  • External Sources / Externodes: Basically, this module allows you to map the nid and fid address space to another Drupal instance. A simple example: Given you have two drupals, if you type in your browser, it will in fact display the node 1 of using theme. is nowhere visible to the end user. Basic example of use: A big image collection you want to share between drupals.
  • Nodeselect: Nodeselect allows editors to search for content, in a simple exposed View integrated with Embedded Edit, and results can be drag and dropped into nodereferences.
  • Embedded Edit: Embedded Edit allows you to create/view/edit a node in a kind of lightbox within a node edit page. When creating a node, a nodereference will get filled with this node.