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This page is intended to serve as the base documentation for the Advanced Book Blocks module. Any questions or comments related to the documentation should be posted here. Bug reports, feature request and support request should be filed on the issue queue for the module at Drupal.org. If you are looking for a demo of this module look at the block to your upper right labeled “What I can do for you”.

This page is intended to serve as the base documentation for the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks module. Only questions or comments directly related to the documentation should be posted here. Bug reports, feature request and support request should be filed on the issue queue at the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks project page.

If you are asking this question it’s pretty safe to say that you are new to Drupal. After you’ve been dealing with Drupal for a while it’s easy to start thinking everyone knows what you are talking about when you start throwing out terms like “Drupal Modules” and “Drupal Themes”, but the truth of the matter is that to the average Joe on the street this all sounds like gibberish.

Well it took me about 5 days to get it all together and test it, but finally the Advanced Book Block Module is finished!

This module went much more quickly than the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks module due to the fact that I had already worked out the kinks in the JQuery Menu Api by the time I started. Also I lost less time on stupid bugs since I knew what to expect.

After spending the last week and a half coding like a mad man and testing the thing to make sure there were no glaring bugs I am finally releasing the Advanced Taxonomy Blocks module. This module took a lot more time and effort than I had expected due to the fact that the Drupal api doesn’t provide a taxonomy tree array that gives all of the necessary information in order to integrate with the JQuery menu module and also due to the fact that I had to rewrite a couple of functions in the JQuery menu module in order to get it to open up for other modules to use.

In Drupal 6 views has been completely rewritten from the ground up, and as such we have to adjust the little code snippets that we developers have collected over the years to compensate.

The old way ( Drupal 5 views 1 ) of inserting a view into a tpl or into a php enabled content area was as follows:

This has now changed to the following:

Soon after building the Jquery menu module I started thinking of how to integrate it with other modules which provide hierarchical data such as the taxonomy module and the book module. Last Friday the itch finally got to be too much and on a whim I sat down and started writing a module for producing a Jquery menu interface for browsing through taxonomy terms.

BlueCitron is actually two themes in one; a fixed width theme and a fluid width theme. It is built using a pure CSS (table free), standards compliant and cross browser compatible layout. This the first theme that I have contributed to the Drupal community, but I intend to create others as time allows (I have quite a bit on my plate these days).

You can download BlueCitron from the BlueCitron project page at: http://drupal.org/project/bluecitron

Once you’ve created a page for your site you are probably going to want to add a link to that page at some point. If you had a Drupal developer like myself build your site then you probably already have a couple of menus in place already, but what happens if you want to add a new one?

Well, you can call me and have me do it, but in my opinion that would an expensive option especially since Drupal 6 makes it extremely easy to do yourself.