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Midwestern Mac, LLC: Multi-value spatial search with Solr 4.x and Drupal 7

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:59
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpFor some time, Solr 3.x and Drupal 7 have been able to do geospatial search (using the location module, geofield, or other modules that stored latitude and longitude coordinates in Drupal that could be indexed by Apache Solr). Life was good—as long as you only had one location per node!/p pSometimes, you may have a node (say a product, or a personality) affiliated with multiple locations. Perhaps you have a hammer that's available in three of your company's stores, or a speaker who is available to speak in two locations. When solr 3.x and Drupal 7 encountered this situation, you would either use a single location value in the index (so the second, third, etc. fields weren't indexed or searched), or if you put multiple values into solr's search index using the codeLatLonType/code, solr could throw out unexpected results (sometimes combining the closest latitude and closest longitude to a given point, meaning you get strange search results)./p/div/div/div

Joachim's blog: The ripple effect

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:21
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpHello! I'm back. I've not made any blog posts in over a year and a half due to the site where my blog was before, drupaler.co.uk, closing down. And while it took me some time to get round to writing a Migrate script to import my posts from the old site's database, it was actually getting round to setting up this new domain that took the longest./p pSo what have I been doing all this time? Especially as I still don't have a single Drupal 7 site out there to my name? Well, these days I work on a humongous web application which has kept me busy for the last 18 months; it's a large Drupal site (we hit a million of one of its several custom entity types recently), but to the general public it's just a login page. I may talk more about the development challenges in future posts. /p pPrior to that, I was building what would have been one of the earliest big Drupal Commerce sites to launch... except that very shortly before launch in October 2012, the whole project got canned./p/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfixdiv class=field-labelTags:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even rel=dc:subjecta href=/taxonomy/term/52 typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=contributing code/a/divdiv class=field-item odd rel=dc:subjecta href=/taxonomy/term/41 typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=drupal commerce/a/divdiv class=field-item even rel=dc:subjecta href=/taxonomy/term/3 typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=development/a/divdiv class=field-item odd rel=dc:subjecta href=/taxonomy/term/53 typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=maintaining projects/a/div/div/div

Lullabot: Front-end Rapport #3

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:00
h2a id=toc-currenttrends-in-browser-market-share class=anchor/aa href=http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/07/windows-8-x-internet-explorer-both-flatline-in-june/ title=Current Trends in Browser Market Share on arstechnicaCurrent Trends in Browser Market Share/a/h2 pTopics: Browsers/p pArstechnica does a visual deep-dive into browser market shares through multiple charts and graphs — breaking down worldwide browser trends and adoption rates./p

Aten Design Group: Design4Drupal 2014

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:33
img src=http://atendesigngroup.com/sites/default/files/d4d2014.jpg width=1000 height=562 alt= /pa href=http://boston2014.design4drupal.orgDesign4Drupal 2014/a is almost here, and Aten couldn't be more excited. This year, along with being the Design Partner for the event, members of Aten's Design amp; UX team will be presenting four different sessions./p pThis year's Design4Drupal (August 1-3) has been structured to give each day a specific focus. Friday kicks things off with a business summit, Saturday is chock full of sessions and Sunday wraps things up with sprints and trainings. Make sure you catch as many of Aten's sessions on Saturday as you can:/p h2Saturday, August 2, 10:15am/h2 h3a href=http://boston2014.design4drupal.org/session/enhancing-design-adaptive-contentEnhancing Design with Adaptive Content/a/h3 pAten’s a href=http://atendesigngroup.com/about/joel-steidlJoel Steidl/a, Lead Architect, and a href=http://atendesigngroup.com/about/chris-coughlanChristine Coughlan/a, Information Architect, will share practical tips for breaking down and organizing content for projects of any size. They’ll share case studies to reinforce the theory and practice behind adaptive content and best practices for implementing it in Drupal and other platforms./p h3a href=http://boston2014.design4drupal.org/session/layout-design-patternsLayout Design Patterns/a/h3 pa href=http://atendesigngroup.com/about/john-ferrisJohn Ferris/a, Aten's Lead Front-end Developer, presents reusable solutions to common layout problems. He'll begin with foundation CSS layout concepts and then build up to specific techniques for implementing complex layouts in Drupal./p h2Saturday, August 2, 2:15pm/h2 h3a href=http://boston2014.design4drupal.org/session/anti-handoff-better-design-front-end-relationshipAnti-Handoff: A better design amp; front-end relationship/a/h3 pFront-end Developers delivering on what's promised by Designers can make or break a project. a href=http://atendesigngroup.com/about/erin-hollowayErin Holloway/a, Aten's Senior Designer, will walk through approaching this problem with clear communication, the right tools and mutual respect. If you're struggling with collaboration between your team members, this session can help./p h2Saturday, August 2, 3:30pm/h2 h3a href=http://boston2014.design4drupal.org/session/giving-and-getting-great-feedbackGiving and Getting Great Feedback/a/h3 pGreat feedback can be the lifeblood of a successful project. However, setting aside personal preference and giving objective feedback can be challenging. Responding to that feedback can be even harder. Aten’s Designer, a href=http://atendesigngroup.com/about/roxy-korandaRoxy Koranda/a, will give you the tools to both give and get great feedback./p pWith just 3 weeks until the event, there isn't a ton of time left to a href=https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-4-drupal-boston-2014-dc-2716-tickets-8093037493register/a. If you use Drupal and want to learn more about how best to approach Design, UX and Front-end Development, Design4Drupal is the place to be. We hope to see you there!/p

Acquia: Brant Wynn: Demo Framework – How we pitch Drupal to potential clients

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:52
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-items div property=content:encoded class=field-item evenpa href=/about-us/team/brant-wynnBrant Wynn/a, Acquia Solutions Architect, and I covered some interesting ground in our conversation preceding his a href=/jams-drupal-campjam's Drupal Camp/a session on selling Drupal to potential clients via beautiful, out-of-the-box demos. Listen to hear about working as a professional open source software developer, the potential wins from having migration tools built into Drupal 8, how Drupal 8 is bringing so many open source technologies and communities together, and more./p /div /div /div span property=dc:title content=Brant Wynn: Demo Framework – How we pitch Drupal to potential clients class=rdf-meta/span

Code Karate: Drupal 7 Mobile Friendly Navigation Toolbar module

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:12
div class=field field-name-field-ddod-video field-type-file field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenimg src=http://codekarate.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/media-youtube/0kjWmef2Rpg.jpg?itok=xEfx582L alt=Drupal 7 Mobile Friendly Navigation Toolbar - Daily Dose of Drupal Episode 157 //div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpThe a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/navbar rel=nofollowMobile Friendly Navigation Toolbar/a is a replacement for the standard administration toolbar that comes with Drupal 7./p/div/div/div