Panels

We'll discuss Panels, the super-robust system for drag-and-drop page layouts, passing contextual information to the elements on the page, and more.

We will open the meeting with a Drupal Ladder Learn Sprint, so please strive to arrive on time.

Tony Gallo and Richard Schulte will be presenting. If you're interested in showing an example of something you've done with Panels, please leave a comment below.

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  • Bart McPherson

    Thanks to Drupal Ladder, I just created my first patch for the Flag module.
    Made it through testbot and was pushed up.

    August 16, 2012

    • Jeff Schuler

      Yeah, Bart!! :] Getting over the hurdle of making and submitting a patch is a big step... But wasn't so bad, eh? Congrats!

      August 17, 2012

  • Bart McPherson

    Thanks everybody for coming and thank you to our presenters.
    I thought the Drupal Ladder session was helpful. What does everyone think about doing it again and breaking the group into people on ladder rungs close to each other?
    Say people on rungs 1-3, 4-7, ... get together and help each other. That way people could still work on their level (rung) and help others with lessons they've already completed.
    Hope to see you all again next month!

    1 · August 16, 2012

  • Jeff Schuler

    Hey folks. Just a reminder that we'll be opening the meetup with a Learn Sprint, using the Drupal Ladder.

    Please bring a laptop if you have one, and take a peek at http://drupalladder.org/­ and create an account.

    For the sprint we'll be pairing off with someone of similar experience with whom we'll be taking on the rung of the ladder most appropriate -- starting from the bottom to work our way up.

    No previous Drupal experience necessary for this. Should be fun!

    August 14, 2012

  • angela

    Hi, can't wait to come tomorrow so excited

    August 13, 2012

  • Jarrod Rizor

    Can't wait to come. This will be my first meetup. I'm hoping to learn a lot about Drupal!!!

    August 10, 2012

  • Richard Schulte

    Neat, are we to cover Panels Everywhere or just Panels? Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Panels Everywhere but a big fan of using panels regardless - especially with Panopoloy! Do we have any uses cases folks want to tackle with panels, such as the ones I named below?

    August 7, 2012

    • Mark D. Cook

      I think just Panels. I thought Panels Everywhere was just Panels everywhere. :/

      August 7, 2012

    • Richard Schulte

      Panels Everywhere overrides the entire core block/region system in drupal to replace it with Panels variants. In my opinion, Panels is easiest to use when you are just overriding the content region and have sidebars disabled (easiest doesn't always mean best!). I'm using Panels Eveyrwhere with the Twitter Bootstrap theme though and I like it with that setup - especially because you can define custom styles and other presentation/behavior with Ctools plugins. I would say, though, that using Panels Everywhere is not the most common use of panels.

      August 7, 2012

  • Mark D. Cook

    I subscribe to Joe Canti's youtube videos. Here is one on Panels: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...­

    August 7, 2012

  • Richard Schulte

    Oh, and of course, how to pass panel arguments to views contextual filters for any of these, which is something that frustrates the hell out of most people!

    July 24, 2012

  • Richard Schulte

    There are many many examples I could show of Panels in action. We are interested in finding out what would be most useful for folks:

    * Taxonomy term override with per-vocabulary variants?
    * Node display override with per-content type variants?
    * Node edit form override with per-user role variants?
    * Front page override (seems like this was covered in the last meetup)
    * Custom panel page with variants at different system paths?

    July 24, 2012

  • Richard Schulte

    I could show some examples of complex uses of panels, and show why display suite and delta templates didn't work in these cases.

    Also, one of these days, I'd like to show folks how to do drag and drop layouts with the context module!

    July 20, 2012

  • Jeff Schuler

    Joe S: 11th Floor IS&T conference room, (I've updated the event location). Take the elevator up and look for the signs directing you.

    July 20, 2012

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