Just came back from DrupalCamp Vienna and I am still quite excited about what a great event it was. As always at Drupalcamps (+Drupalcons) I met some really interesting people. I gave two presentations, the first about the 960.gs grid system. The second was a bit of experiment for me. The presentation was almost completely drupal free (it was one of the final sessions on saturday) about the process we used while developing a website for an NGO (on Drupal of course) from a business and designers point of view.
I had a bit of time to put together a set of balloon style markers for use in with Google maps API - or any maps API - or anywhere your imagination tells you. They're absolutely free for non commercial use so use them where ever you want. Theres 38 markers in all - the whole alphabet, some assorted symbols, six coloured icons - and a background shadow for use with all the markers.
Simplemap is a Drupal module which allows the addition of simple static map blocks (via the block administration menu) without the overhead of setting up gmap module although it is designed to work in conjuction with gmap if it finds it installed. I find more sites I create require only a very simple map with one marker. It also allows themers to set images all or individual markers within the theme folder.
My blog-post with calendar icons is nearly one year old. I've seen quite a lot of people using it and was surprised. One of the best upgrades was by Joost de Valk (Yoast.com). His article on CSS-Tricks shows his idea to place a bubble with comment count over the calendar icon. Read how it works and how to implement it in your drupal theme.
Well we're finally open for business - a brand spanking new breed of web development company. OK you might be thinking "Oh brilliant, what we really need right now is another website development company, to join the 57 gillion other that have sprouted up in the last few years".
I have found a little bit of time last night to create few calendar icons to represent published date of the post. The idea is fairly simple. One icon per month with different colour. I have tried to make the colours relevant as how I see them here in Europe, but if you want to change them you can get the source code of these icons in .xcf format (gimp) at the end of this post.