Articles

These articles are about various things. Some are about CoreDogs, like the article on how CoreDogs was designed. Others are on technical topics that didn't fit with the lessons, but are interesting. Like the article on text spacing in CSS.

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A Tale of Two Students

Education reform in action. Follow two students through a traditional course, and a flipped one run with CoreDogs. Hear what the students and their professors have to say.

October 27, 2011
An on-line textbook for large classes

Required courses, like mathematics and writing, have thousands of students per year. How can an on-line textbook make teaching those courses more cost-effective?

September 7, 2010
Changing help text and number of columns in Drupal's feedback module

Daniel Kudwien’s Feedback module for Drupal is way cool. It offers a widget people can use to provide instant feedback about your site.

This article explains how to change the widget’s look and its help text, using hook_form_alter().

August 7, 2009
Common JavaScript Errors

Here are some common errors people make in JavaScript.

October 21, 2010
Creating a basic RSS feed in Drupal

This tutorial shows how to create a news feed in Drupal that is offered on every page in your site.

August 4, 2009
Designing CoreDogs

This document lays out the design process for a Web site to help people learn about creating Web sites. The design takes into account:

  • What knowledge, skills, and attitudes Web site developers need.
  • The cognitive and social psychology of how people learn.
  • What learning materials can do to help people learn effectively.
June 17, 2009
Drupal: A beginner's guide to Drush

Drush makes updating Drupal sites easier. This article shows how you can install Drush, and use it to update your Drupal site. If it's your first time using the command line, this article is for you.

June 30, 2011
Drupal: Book top navigation module

The book top navigation module takes the navigation bar that appears at the bottom of each book page, and repeats it at the top of the page.

July 8, 2009
Drupal: Installing a WYSIWYG editor that lets users insert images

Learn how to add a WYSIWYG editor to your site. The editor lets users upload their own images.

This isn’t just a follow-these-steps tutorial. It not only tells you what to do, but explains why you do it. The tutorial goes into some depth about input formats, filters, and other Drupal mysteries.

December 2, 2010
Drupal: Limit WYSIWYG editors

Users want WYSIWYG. They really, really want it. They expect that Web WYSIWYG editors will work the same as MS Word or OpenOffice Writer. But the editors don't have that level of WYSIWYGiness. If you give users all the options they expect, they can easily break the site's look.

I'll show you how to set up Drupal with the WYSIWYG module and CKEditor to give users a functional editor that will leave your site looking marvellous.

December 27, 2010

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