1 Drupal6 to 7 Migration Checklist

  • migrate axiom-dev to axiom subdomain -> done
  • change $base_url for /doc_root/alpha_minisite/subsites/en -> done
  • change apache conf.d files -> done
  • verify boost is working -> done
  • monitor 404s -> /admin/reports/page-not-found
  • add old website to header -> done

2 Global Apertus Website Header

Website_Header

3 Drupal

This is about the new Apertus website, located at http://dev.apertus.org.

Its still in developmet but once finished will replace the current main website which will be archived (but stay online in a rea-only mode)

Drupal 7 install, with the twitter bootstrap theme.

3.1 Theming

There is a subtheme, called "apertus_bootstrap" which is in use now.

In this theme there is an apertus.css file.

Please try to respect the structure of this file:

  • google fonts imports (they must be the first items in this file, don't ask me why)
  • general typography
  • general page modifications
  • nodes
  • fields
  • views
  • ui

It makes it easier to find your way. General rule: as little css as possible, only override what is needed. Ask for help, make backups.

3.1.1 markitup editor

This wysiwyg editor is the perfect mix of the normal text editor for programmers and the colorful GUI of a real WYSIWYG editor that does not produce terribly bloated HTML.

3.1.1.1 CSS Theme Preview
/sites/all/libraries/markitup/markitup/templates/preview.html must link to all the relevant CSS files currently in use in the theme.

This is hardcoded and must be changed when switching themes. Also the node structure that drupal creates must be emulated here so the class structure can be used 1:1 like the following:

<div style="border:1px solid #BBB; padding:10px; width:879px;">
	<div id="content">
		<div class="content">
			<div class="node">
				<!-- content -->
			</div>
		</div>
	</div>
 </div>


The preview window size can be adapted to the size of the actual page container in

/sites/all/libraries/markitup/markitup/skins/simple/style.css

3.2 Todo

  • [non-essential] add number of comments eg. "13 comments" to each item in blog and news view after teaser text (maybe with small speech bubble icon)
  • [non-essential] is there a way to make the colorbox either display images at their original size or if the image is too big use a fixed percentage of the screen (like CSS width: 90%) ?
  • [non-essential] display current language in top nav (with flag symbol maybe)
  • [non-essential] improve "dropcap" CSS class
  • text about promise on second slide
  • create slides about "projects" in general (like a best of) linking to list of projects
  • create rolling/randomized nivo slider in the right sidebar about projects
  • upping the donation box to be above the projects again.

4 Apertus Forums

Using phpbb.

4.1 Fixing Email notifications "from" Name

Manually edited /includes/functions_messenger.php at line 477 and 482 to add the "From" Name