Drupal 6 Attachment Views, by me, J. Ayen Green, is my second title from Packt Publishing. It is aimed at Drupal web site developers who want to build more functionality and interaction into their views, but aren’t ready quite yet to take on panels. As a reader of drupal.org, you can receive a 15% discount (see below) and benefit the Drupal Association!
I wrote this to be a fun, informative, hands-on learning guide. It uses actual case study that was developed in parallel with the book’s writing. This guide presents purposeful and interactive examples that build on each other. Clear, concise instructions and practical examples help you to learn quickly to use this exciting feature of views.
Some of what you will learn
- Quickly learn about painlessly increasing the functionality of your Drupal 6 Web site
- Get more from your Views than you thought possible
- Provide more functionality to your site visitors without a technology change
- Create composite displays to increase and vary the information you can provide
- Enable dynamic displays using multiple content types, so that related content can be displayed simultaneously
- Develop views with record menus
- Create static and interactive displays, to provide additional information to the user
About the book
Views are a common way to display a collection of similar content types on one page. What do you do if you want to display different content types…simultaneously? What if you want to allow a user to interactively select which content they want, without using a menu? You can actually have more than one display within a view…views within a view. These chapters provide several examples of introducing additional displays onto a web page, and have them interact with each other.
You will learn how to use an Attachment display to act as a content menu, from which to select specific content to view in another dispaly on the same page. You will also learn to use Attachment displays as a type of callout, in which additional information is provided to the user. Sometimes, there is a logical connection between different content types, and you will learn to use Attachment displays in conjuntion with the view relationships capability to show both the main content and related content of a different type all on one page.
The result is pages that provide several types of information and behave more like a desktop application, increasing the value to your site visitors.
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About the author
J. Ayen Green is a software and web site developer, writer, poet, and Drupal nut. He has published a number of books, papers and poems under various pen names. He and his wife, Sofía-Aileen, make their home in New York City.