designheadlines.mail-studio.com

In order to complete my Drupal 6 training, I have decided to build a front page, similar to a newspaper, to show some graphic design news.

It was really instructive to deal with rss feeds to automatically import my news.

I have built a frontpage with 10 columns fully compatible with Safari on iPad. It was one of my ideas to test a newspaper presentation on my iPad with this project.

I update the news often, but in order to show the bests content, I must select the news myself with a semi-automatic import system.

 

10 columns layer built with Drupal 6, Views and panels

Summary of the project:

  • Automatic import the news with feeds API
  • Using mix Views and Panels to build the frontpage
  • I use a custom layout to dynamically show the right columns number
  • The pictures of the news are processed with imagecache to show the right crop and sizes
  • I have built the contact form with a simple webform from Webform module

 

Access to the website : http://designheadlines.mail-studio.com/

Feel free to comment and suggest anything to make this project better!