For a lot of my recent projects I have used the Omega theme as the base theme, I love the whole responsive design support and grid system. But when you create a Panels page and choose a layout you don’t get the same grid support as you do with Omega.
In part 2 of this Display suite series, I'll show you how to create custom view modes and how to expose blocks as a field.
Also don't forget to check out the Display Suite for Drupal 7 playlist on youtube.
Custom views modes
In Drupal 7 entity view modes have become a lot more powerful. With Display suite you are able to create custom view modes for any node or comment, without writing any code.
The Display suite is a powerful module which allows you to customise the node view page without writing any code. You can apply custom layouts as well as custom fields without a module. Configuration of this module is fully exportable with features.
The Field Slideshow makes it easy to create a slideshow from just an image field.
With Fields in core for Drupal 7 we also got a more powerful display formatters for fields.
Fields now ship with their own formatter settings forms and make it really easy to change the display of a field, and Field Slideshow really make use of this.
The backup and migrate module is an awesome module that you can use to create a MySQL dump file. You can use it to schedule database backups to the server filesystem, remote FTP server or even an amazon s3 bucket.
In this post I'll demonstrate how to setup a scheduled backup to a remote FTP server.
When I upgraded zugec.com to Drupal 7 I had to find another syntax highlighter because the previous one that I used in Drupal 6 was GeSHi but this module hadn't been upgraded to Drupal 7 at the time. I searched around and found Syntax Highlighter module which uses the SyntaxHighlighter library.
In this post I'll demonstrate how to setup and use SyntaxHighlighter in a Drupal 7 site.