I'm continuing to explore Drupal amid some reading, blocks, menus, content.... Searching for content to practise upon, I checked one of the old (1997-8) introductory pages - Brian's course notes - and found my closing sentences were utter drivel! [Well it was a surprise to me.]
Although the prospect of a winter through spring clean is daunting, it will also prove an exciting completely about-time refresh.
Drupal is forcing me to do things I should have done ages ago:
- Separate the content from styling;
- Separate the static (historic) content from dynamic;
- Review the graphics;
- Thinking about audience(s);
- - and related content and solutions (archive, computer aided learning, prototyping).
It's cool to find there is a version of jQuery in Drupal. With a bit of PHP code I can fade text onto the screen - like many other sites and one of many effects to learn (and use sensibly!). Keith's DOM scripting will also finally come in handy through the dark months. I can't wait for the next NW England Drupal meet, it seems ages since the Cornerhouse get together. I'd put the modules and themes in the default directory, oops - that's sorted now. Need to explore content creation, the theme files and templates (CSS!) and the CCK (content construction kit) and views modules. Aaaarrrrghhh! Must also dream and think, dream and think, dream:think ....
If you are into Being & Time, you may like to listen to Hubert Dreyfus' current lectures. This week will see his talks on Care I & II being added to this excellent resource:
Have a great week!