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Lullabot is conducting a Drupal Fundamentals workshop, on-line, at the wonderfully Oz-friendly time of 11am EST Monday morning, starting this Monday 12th October. Why not share the experience at Em Space?

Em Space can now be booked to come to your office anywhere in Australia and train your team in Drupal. We provide the following equipment:

  • A server that provides the training/development environment
  • Ad hoc wireless/wired network
  • Optionally, setting up your website on the server
  • Projector
  • (For up to 2 trainees without laptops,) netbooks pre-configured with the tools you'll need to learn Drupal development
  • One complimentary Drupal book for every trainee

DATELINE: 10:30 16:05:09 Melbourne, Australia, The World. The air is redolent with the scent of warming brain cells, zinging silently as they carve out new paths inside some of the finest Drupal brains in the country...

Australian Cancer Council

We are quite excited by this new project with the Cancer Council Victoria who were referred to us by our partner, and Drupal enterprise services giant Acquia.

We are developing a collaborative research tool in Drupal that helps researchers work together in developing concise, correct and accessible information regarding tobacco.

The 'Tobacco Intelligence Control System' is designed to help lobbyists and interested parties in getting tougher legislation imposed on the tobacco industry.

Swinburne University supports Drupal

The mothership of Australian policy information and research, Swinburne University manages some 17,000 research articles; and growing.

Drupal 6 menu system is a big improvement over Drupal 5. Of course, it's new, and like any major rewrite it will take a few iterations to reach its peak.

I struggled recently with the menu system in a website upgrade from Drupal 5. And again rending fiddly table of contents for a site that uses the book module. What I really miss, as with Drupal 5 before it, are some really nice API functions for building, manipulating and rendering menu structures that are defined in the menu_links table.

So, this tutorial explains how to tackle the Drupal 6 menu system to generate the HTML for a subset of a menu. If you are familiar with nice_menus, that module has some helper functions for similar things.

As a part of our rebranding, Ok Interupt's mad genius Michael Bojkowski came up with the Em Cube, a nifty little design device that encapsulated our desire to provide the space for our client's imagination to soar.

We went to the signwriter and the Em Cube came back as six Em Squares, but... that's ok! We took them on a little photographic excursion yesterday and they scrubbed up a treat. "C'mon Orange, give me a smile darlin', that's it baby, work it, work it!..."

Described as the Mothership of all Australian policy information, Australian Policy Online came to us from our success with the creative economy policy site CCI.

There are currently 6,000 policy and research papers in the APO database, and the new architecture bringing them into ten categories and 100 sub-categories, making it a whole lot easier to drill down to your areas of interest.

This article describes how to set up a custom JavaScript file in your theme in preparation for writing simple jQuery "glue code".

What is Glue Code

There is a fairly common practice in Drupal site development called writing "glue code". The idea is that, when developing a site, there will be a number of simple custom behaviors or workflow steps that you need to configure. Most of the time there is a module to achieve individual requirements, but the risk is that you can end up with a lot of extra code of dubious performance or quality akin to the Open Buffet Syndrome.

Paper website designs provide an interesting point of difference in a digitally designed world.