How To Upgrade Your Drupal 6 Site to Drupal 7

Do you have a Drupal 6 site (or more than one) and are looking to upgrade it to Drupal 7?

  • where do I start?
  • should I use the upgrade path or start from scratch?
  • if I'm starting from scratch, how do I migrate my content?
  • what if one of my modules doesn't have a D7 version?

Come and find out!!

It's distinctly possible that some time in calendar year 2015, Drupal 6 will be officially deprecated. Get ready now and you won't be left with a "Windows XP" type situation.

Javascript Visualization, UA Branding and Open Forum

July 9, 2014 - Officers in attendance Matt H, Jonathan S, Laura L, Mark F - Presenter.

Q: Any news on UA branding requirements for websites?

A: Web developers working in External Relations have been given no information. Vendor, Ology, is doing everything. UA staff is not part of the process.

You can’t go by the current look of the arizona.edu home page: it’s not final. It’s currently being evaluated and there may be a v2 in Aug. or Sept. Newest logo lockups are final but no word on web banners.

Drupal Workshop Series - Dynamic content creation (Mar. 12, 2014)

March 12 Webmasters meeting

Officers present: Mike H., Jonathan S., Margrit M.

Advisors present: Mark F.




(1) UA Webmasters will hold a special meeting, probably next week, for UA Marketing to present information about web branding and the new arizona.edu site. Stay tuned for details.


(2) BioCommunications will be posting a web-related job announcement soon.

This is a great group to work for. Stay tuned for details.


Drupal Workshop Series - Dynamic content creation

This "how-to" structured presentation will walk you through the process of creating dynamic content to breath life into boring static sites. While geared towards entry level developers, the modules and display techniques presented can be usefull in presenting pages, images/videos, or anything advanced users may want to control.

Come and learn how to :
- Display page blurbs and thumbnails as an animated "news ticker"
- Create Banner Slideshows
- RSS, Always fresh content from other sites


Webforms 101

Webforms - love 'em, hate 'em. Can't live with them, can't barbeque them.

Following some announcements, and an update on new UA Mobile stuff from Lauren Sekora, I will present a brief overview of building webforms in Drupal, starting with the most basic - the "Contact Us" form that is part of Drupal core, and progressing through the Webform module, the EntityForm module, and some tips on using a custom content type as a webform.

Redesign of the Center for Creative Photography Website (13-March-2013)


In Spring of 2012, a small project team took on a 6-month redesign challenge. This presentation will outline the process we used to complete a website overhaul for the Center for Creative Photography. We developed a purpose, target audience, personas, primary tasks, and scenarios. We conducted a competitive analysis, surveyed users, interviewed stakeholders, and created an information architecture and fresh content. We evaluated the design by means of remote card sorting and usability testing. Finally, we established and implemented a sustainable content strategy.

Adaptive/Responsive UA Drupal 7 Theme Using Omega

Rebecca Macaulay, Web site Developer/Graphic Artist for the Student Affairs Systems Group (SASG), gave a talk demonstrating how to create an Adaptive/Responsive UA Drupal 7 Theme Using Omega as the base theme.

I believe it is correct to say that her themes will be made available after being vetted by External Relations. More on this in the Sept. 12 meeting.

Omega: http://drupal.org/project/omega
Omega Tools: http://drupal.org/project/omega_tools