Step by step on how to insert a pop-up form in Drupal 7.

Deeson-onone.co.uk page on using CTOOLS in a custom module screen grab.
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Submitted by shrimphead on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 09:18

HINT: it takes a custom module!
John Ennew at http://deeson-online.co.uk has a great step by step article on how to create a custom module to create a pop-up form from a link. It's a great article and clear directions. I haven't tried them yet but I want to keep this one close by because I can see it being useful in the future.

How to Submit a Drupal Patch with Git (or "How I learned to get out of the shadows")

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Submitted by shrimphead on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 11:27

Its sad to say but I've been a member of Drupal.Org for nearly 3 years and only yesterday did I submit my first patch. And it was easy. Here's a step by step list to take the mystery out of it and help you start sooner.

Drupal 6 Links & Includes

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Submitted by shrimphead on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 15:40

Creating Links and File Includes with Drupal is not too difficult, so long as you can remember the basics. So I wrote them down to remember them.

Creating a link with HTML attributes.

<?php
$attributes
= array(
 
'attributes' => array(
   
'class' => 'css-clss',
   
'rel' => 'lightbox',
   
'title' => 'My Title',
   
'id' => 'unique-id',
  ),
);
$link = l($title, $link, $attributes);
?>

Three strikes on D7

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Submitted by shrimphead on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 20:30

I'm not happy to admit but I've tried to love D7 and failed. It's an amazing CMS, with lots to offer. But I'm not a magician or a Comp Sci god. I'm just ex-art student who loves mashing up stuff and watching what happens.
Drupal 6 got me doing some fun and rather impressive stuff with databases and custom module building.
But D7 there just isn't enough resources (that make sense) to pull off that same level in me. I rely on the shoulders of giants to peer over the horizon. To achieve my goals I need some one with whom i can 'kirk-step'. (To boldly go where someone has gone before.)

Busy Days

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Submitted by shrimphead on Mon, 12/06/2010 - 06:45

I've been busy these past few months, developing new Drupal 6 site for work. I'm neck deep into code learning the Drupal hook system and Git version control, and finally got around to experimenting with the 960 grid system.
That's a lot of new stuff to wrap my head around. But it seems to be working. All I can say is why didn't i try it sooner?
It has made my site so much better. More bells and whistles, easier to work, better, more stable layout, and a great version control safety net that has saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

Killing Kittens

Admin Overlay ON
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Submitted by shrimphead on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 20:44

Wow. I've only had this Drupal instal for less than 12 hours, and I've already hacked core!

The first thing i noticed was "Wow i love that administrative overlay, works great and is so easy to navigate." Then I tried accessing my site from a mobile device and "wow that admin overlay really sucks!". It can't extend past the mobile screen - effectively cutting off half the options and even the submit button.

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