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Tag cloud in Drupal with Views & Taxonomy

Tag Cloud in Drupal with Views and Taxonomy

Taxonomy is a good tool to classify Drupal contents, this is a function inserted in the core and lets you to sign your articles with one or more keywords (i.e. tags). In the following tutorial I will show you how you can create a view block that visualize a list of tags with a simple count in function of the selected language, in other words the tag cloud.

Contents in blocks and pages with Views

Contents in blocks and pages with Views

While I was thinking on how to put a list of my contents in this site and how to change their pagination and style between home and the other pages, I was in trouble because I didn't know a handy method for Drupal! Views is the solution! I will show you the operations to create a new view and to distribuite contents in blocks and pages.

In my case I want obtain the following result for two different content types (articolo and articolo del blog):

Blender and X3D for 3D in the web

Blender and X3D for 3D in the web

When I want to insert a 3D image in my articles, I make many attempts to find the best compromise between view and disposition of the scene, sometimes without getting discrete results and hiding particulars. Well, I should insert the real 3D object and give to the user the possibility to control it, shouldn't I?

Views a powerful module for Drupal

Views a powerful module for Drupal

Introductory article on this versatile add-on, that allows me to generate list of content in many types: from sliding images and tags-cloud in frontpage, to menu and lists of articles in other pages. Today I will describe some basic features and in the next tutorials I will show you how I implemented it in this site from time to time.

MathJax and MathML in my Drupal site

MathJax and MathML, two methods to integrating mathematical formulae on the WEB pages

When I was planning my site, one of many problems I had, was insertion of mathematical equations in my articles, but I found very soon in MathJax a useful solution. Some time after I discovered another method: MathML, even a recommendation of the W3C math working group! Here there are some personal considerations on them: about usability and convenience in my Drupal experience.

Notify in Drupal using actions and triggers

How to configure notifications for comments in Drupal 7 using actions and triggers

Setting up actions and triggers and using tokens, it is possible to create an efficient method that inform by email the admin, after anonymous user inserts a new comment awaiting approval. Besides it notifies the anonymous of the approval of one's message and any replies, if has left email, as highlighted in the form, overriding the standard strings of Drupal.

Wind curtain effect with Spritely

Wind curtain effect with Spritely

In this brief tutorial I will explain how to create a wind effect on a curtain in order to use it like a background on site header that I am updating. Measuring out the linear gradient of curtain, adding shadows and wavelike motion in the ends, it is possible to simulate a fairly good movement in spite of some blemish. All in all it gives the page layout more dynamic and beautiful.

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Nicola Rainiero

A civil geotechnical engineer with the ambition to facilitate own work with free software for a knowledge and collective sharing. Also, I deal with green energy and in particular shallow geothermal energy. I have always been involved in web design and 3D modelling.