Programming

How to create blog with Drupal 7

In this article I try to show what are the basic steps to set up a blog in Drupal. I will not cover the installation of Drupal, as it is not at all complicated and you can find many guides on the subject around. To manage a blog you need first of all a WYSIWYG editor, and for this I refer you to my guide on the subject.

Drupal 7: editor wysiwyg, pictures upload, lightbox

I love Drupal! It 's a very powerful CMS, has the support of a huge community, there are thousands of free modules. Features such as CCK, Taxonomy and Views make it an incredible development platform. You can build real web applications without writing a line of code. But unfortunately many people are frightened by the first approach. One of the first issues that it faces a novice Drupal user is the lack of a WYSIWYG HTML editor (what you see is what you get) on the client side in the core installation of the CMS. I had to struggle hard to figure out which combination, of the dozens of editors and modules available, it was the right one. I was hoping that with the release of Drupal 7 an editor was finally built in but was not the case, so I decided to publish this guide (or tutorial if you prefer) to configure Drupal 7 to use the WYSIWYG editor CKEditor, buttons for entering images within articles and photo viewing with a Lightbox script. This is what I think right now the best configuration for Drupal 7, but of course there are dozens of other possibilities.

Tutorial: manage menu and LCD display with Arduino

Working on my MIDI ribbon controller I needed to implement a menu to easily configure several parameters, but    I found information on how to handle a menu, how to manage an LCD display, but very poor info on how to combine the two things. However, thanks to Alexander Brevig Menubackend library I managed to create the menu I wanted.

How to install Arduino external libraries on the Mac Os X

Recently I needed to configure the Arduino midilibrary on my Mac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.5. Despite the excellent documentation found on Arduino.cc I struggled a bit to find the exact procedure to install an external library in the IDE. So I thought I'd publish this post to help those who will be similar troubles.

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