JQuery Slideshow and Content Animation Effects – Using VIEWS!

I have been looking for a widget that will allow me to show pieces of content in a rotating slideshow. You see ’em all over the place and they look great. And, of course,

learn drupal views slide show

there is a module for that. The Views Slideshow module. This is a Jquery Cycle plugin based module that gives you all sorts of options.

When you install it, you will have an option in Views that will allow you to format the View as a Slideshow. There will then be other options available. The image here is a little coarse but it will give you an idea. Check this one out!

When I get mine implemented, I’ll repost and let you know how it went. But I did a little testing last night and it looks really easy.

CKEditor – Final Post on this

I have worked with all sorts of different editors and I have decided to go with CKEditor. If you start down the WYSIWYG Module path, you might think that there are so many options that this is the best way to approach it. I disagree. Most of the  editors offered there are not too good. Use the KISS rule and go with the CKEditor module.

It can a little confusing to setup (at least for those with double digit IQs, like me) at first but I believe that it offers the best integration (IMCE Image) and the most plugins.

This is a great video by Philip Gledhill showing you how to do the complete install, with IMCE. Here is the long and short of it too.

  1. Don’t use the WYSIWYG Module; Use the Drupal CKEditor Module.
  2. Place the CKEditor Library (Different package, get it here) inside the CKEditor MODULE folder and not in the libraries folder. This is where you can get tripped up. This is the normal place for code libraries to go, but not in this case.
  3. Don’t put the CKEditor Module software in the CKEditor subfolder of CKEditor. This will trip it up too. 

If you have problems, watch the video. That will nail it down for you.