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external data

since I saw Dave going in to the titanium/mobile app session, I thought I’d check out this. “world adult kickball association”? and that’s the site he works on. kickball.com, 60k visitors/day. going to be high level. [would like the front lights to be low so I can actually see his slides] – not going to […]

Style tiles with drupal

all the code is at github.com/abelb/drupal_styletiles/ (works with education clients!) funnymonkey, does distros for education. interior designer mood boards…all the way to pinterest. styletil.es need to ask Susan if she wants me or Justin to do this for OARS. adjectives technique didn’t work with stakeholders on one of her projects. Foundation – a frame work […]

Drupal in higher ed, a modular approach

I have plots & daydreams…. This room is about packed. Huh. Sort of a vendor presentation from ImageX Media, their major emphasis is higher ed. OpenEDU – not a ready-to-go product. (OpenScholar? OpenAcademy?) its features can be added on to other distributions, or can be used as a framework. (Portland State is their flagship client, […]

Responsive Web Design

Yep, back to this again. Conference blogging! Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit, this time, which long-time readers will know that I have been to this event several times…technically every time. It’s back in Seattle again, which is nice because it’s technically commute-able from my house, although a loooong commute. Last night I actually came up early […]

Atlanta trip wrapup, part the first

I’m going to do a separate post, quite likely on my work blog, about all the things I learned, want to try, etc. For that I want to be someplace where I can have my tablet sitting next to my work computer so I can look at my notes while I write my wrapup. But […]

vassar lessons learned

webdesign.vassar.edu “sample site” staffing: director, assistant director (& partner in computing), 4 designers, one developer “condensed core” in cascade. they do use includes for (some?) navigation so they can make system-wide changes w/out republishing all. they do custom designs for every site. but at the same time, they’re working on the content in the sample […]


and Justin’s doppelganger is here again! So weird. well of course the longbeard (like Oakwright quality) is running this session. and of course he works at UCDavis. law school has separate instance of cascade. “loving Cascade”? Maslow’s law: hammer/nail. another person who uses Cascade to push content to campus display screens. huh. what IS coming […]


No knitting for me in this session. (Current project is at a stage where I have to stop.) What kind of calendar info is kept in Banner? He uses web services to auto-publish & update. YES. Good URLs. Does create a lot of pages in Cascade. Ah, they have room schedules, every room on campus? […]

Creating magazine in Cascade

His group is similar to ours, in re: being under advancement/external affairs. The big issue of each issue having its own look/feel for the most part. config set for each issue (at what point do magazines go digital-first?) structure is fairly consistent 2 thoughts: put magazine in its own “site”, and use it as testing […]