Personal Post-DrupalCon Agenda

Once again, DrupalCon this year was no disappointment. After getting back and having a few days to refresh and set my priorities, I've laid out a bit of list of tasks that I hope to complete in the coming months.

Image handling. There's no getting out of it now. After announcing my drive to make image handling part of core during the Multimedia Panel session (with Aaron Winborn and James Walker), I don't think there's any way I can back down from the commitment.

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A color picker for Fivestar. Before the Drupal code sprint at MIT, I brokered a deal that if Mahalie Pech made me a set of Bombs for Fivestar I'd make it so you can pick the colors. That's come along pretty nicely for code written during a code sprint. Look to a beta implementation of that in Fivestar soon.

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Popups (modal dialogs). Tao Starbow took the lead on implementations of popups (think Facebook) in Drupal 6 and I helped kick around some possibilities and how we can possible get this implemented into the Drupal UI. Seems like first candidates for popup implementation are the help text Drupal-wide, and the confirmation dialogs (Are you sure you want to delete this node, etc). Tao's done an amazing job and I'm very excited to see where this takes the Drupal UI.

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Popups BoF

Tao leads the Popups Birds of a Feather session

Other things. Of course there are a lot of other things that are going to be tolling my time. Most pressing is finishing my portions of the Drupal O'Reilly book (led by Angela Byron and assisted by several other Lullabots). I'm also continuing to push the new 2.x version of webform, which is coming along very nicely and has been completely ported to Drupal 6. And finally, there's client work, workshops, and consulting that I'll be doing for Lullabot to keep our company rolling. I'll be at both the upcoming workshops, if you'd like to attend and rock your API/theming skillz. :)

Des Moines, IA Workshop: March 24 - 28, 2008 (canceled, sorry!)
Melbourne, Australia Workshop: April 7th - 11th, 2008

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Please try and improve on the software. Many are suffering because of this.

Ouch - "Auctions" needs to get a clue. You don't encourage developers by knocking down what they've done.

How about, "keep up the great work -- looking forward to seeing what you've got next!"


great stuff

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