Category: drupal

Watershed 2011 rebuild

Last night the new version of the watershed website was pushed live. I had the pleasure of being one of many people involved in this project, which involved combining several different sites representing different projects within the watershed brand. I did the “first cut” of the HTML/CSS, working from a PSD provided by the design… Read more »

New dshed.net site launched

This week we launched the new dshed.net – an “online showcase of creative work, commissions, talks, artist journals, festival diaries, research and archive projects” by the Watershed in Bristol. The site is Drupal 6 based, was designed by Tijuana Design, and built by myself and Oliver Humpage from the Watershed.

Create a Drupal content type with no body field

It is possible to hide the body field of a drupal content type by doing the following:- Administer-> Content Management -> content types Click “Edit” against the content type for which you want to hide the body Expand the “submission form settings” section Remove the Text in the “Body field label” (it tells you to… Read more »

Drupal 6, XAMPP and MAMP

I generally use XAMPP for local development, as I like to keep my dev environment portable and seperate to anything native on the machine. I discovered that Drupal 6 is not compatible with PHP 5.3.x, therefore I needed to either downgrade (not sure how/if I could do that with XAMPP) or use something else. I… Read more »

CMS strategies

When it comes to Content Management Systems (CMS’s), i’ve been “round the block a few times” so to speak, having spent the last ten years mostly working on CMS driven sites – starting with bespoke classic asp/ MS Access (shudder) back in 1999, before moving onto bespoke php/mysql systems, wordpress, drupal, zope/plone and dabbling in… Read more »

Maximum file upload size in Drupal

In a Drupal (5.something) site, there is a section in the admin for specifying how file uploads should be handled. As well as specifying the maximum file size allowed for a single upload it reports what the current php settings are e.g:- “Your PHP settings limit the maximum file size per upload to 4 MB.”… Read more »

drupal permissions – remember input format

After banging my head against the desk for a while this morning, I worked out that the reason I could edit a page as the admin user, but not a “editor” user I had set up, was that I hadn’t allowed my editor user to use the “full HTML” input format, which had been used… Read more »

Drupal on a different port – access denied

(This is just for my own reference as i’ve hit this twice now – and can never find anything on google). if you run Drupal on a non standard port (e.g. on my windows machine I run apache on port 6060 so it doesn’t clash with port 80 hog IIS), you may find that you… Read more »