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Upload previews | drupal.org

23/01/2007 Leave a comment

Upload previews | drupal.org

Adds image preview thumbnails to the file attachment section on node editing pages. That way, users can see what image they are dealing with instead of guessing it from the file name. To prevent ultra wide tables, a file is now spread over two lines with the first displaying the image and the filename and the second one containing the checkboxes for deletion and listing, as well as the file size information. screenshot

Bookmark Us | drupal.org

15/01/2007 Leave a comment

Bookmark Us would give users the ability to automatically bookmark pages they like. Possibly a bit superfluous

The Bookmark Us Module allows visitors to quickly and easily bookmark your site, and the current page. Very flexible. Works with IE, Opera, Firefox, Netscape, and other Gecko-based browsers.

Microformats | drupal.org

19/12/2006 Leave a comment

Microformats | drupal.org
Microformats are one of the trendy new things taking the web by storm and allow users to easily interact with webpages and extract data for their own purposes – eg add events to own calendar.

Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.

This module is similar to the idea of CCK, but rather than allow the creation of custom content types, the module allows the development of set microformats such as hCard and hCalendar, with scope for the addition of other content types.

This project is still currently in an alpha stage, with a design of the database required first. Input will include JS elements such as a pickable calendar, and output will be both in XHTML format for display, as well as XHTML that can be copied and pasted.
Current Working Modules

* MicroID Module – Dynamicly generates a MicroID hash from a node authors email and the URL of the node. This module then generates a meta tag with the MicroID, and using jQuery also add’s the MicroID to the node’s class.

jRating | drupal.org

19/12/2006 Leave a comment

jRating | drupal.org
Allow ‘peer review’ of the descriptions / data in GrassBase.

This module uses jQuery to produce accessible rating forms for nodes.

With javascript disabled, the rating uses a standard form; with javascript enabled, an image-based (eg star) rating is submitted dynamically.

The current average rating is displayed alongside the rating form and a themed views field allows rating results to be displayed in views.

Development of this module was sponsored by Nature Publishing Group and Jason Bahn.

Internationalization | drupal.org

19/12/2006 Leave a comment

Internationalization | drupal.org

Worth implementing for broad user base

This is a collection of modules to add multi-lingual capabilities to Drupal sites. Provides content translation -nodes and taxonomy-, interface translation for anonymous users -with the locale module- and browser language detection. Includes a block for language selection and manages translation relationships for nodes and taxonomy terms.

Highlight | drupal.org

19/12/2006 Leave a comment

Highlight | drupal.org

Helpful for user experience in GrassBase – find words relevant to search results.

This module allows for the highlighting of terms within a page. It supports highlight from the search results page automatically and allows for the crafting of URLs which have terms for highlighting in them.

Module currently supports 4.7.4, 5.0 support is in the works.

An example url might look like

http://www.example.org/?q=node/34&highlight=first,second

Occurrences of “first” and “second” would be highlighted in the page.