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Drupal 6 SEO - Drupalcamp Colorado | Opensource, Nonprofits, and Web 2.0 Ben Finklea from Volacci presented SEO optimization for Drupal 6. These are my notes from the presentation. Below that are several videos from his presentation. Ben started out by underlining that anyone can do Drupal SEO. 10 reasons that Drupal is the best platform for SEO 1) Configurable 2) Flexible 3) Stays optimized 4) No duplicate content 5) Clean code 6) Easy to integrate with 3rd party SEO services 7) Fights Spam 8) Allows for landing pages 9) Community Features 10) Thriving Ecosystem 7 Tips to rock your Drupal SEO 1) There are no secret tips 2) Optimize for one or two keywords per page 3) Rule of the upper left corner - what is in the upper left corner is the most important. 4) If you can't see it, neither can Google 5) Track everything - if you don't know what people are doing on your site, you will find it difficult to tweak your SEO plans 6) Content is king-like. Other Modules That Might be Helpful Include sitemap - plaintext menu attributes apache solr open calais

Bahrain Watch: Effective, transparent, and accountable governance for Bahrain Semantic Views Module for Drupal 6 - Video Tutorial | Drupal Themes & Design The Semantic Views module for Drupal 6 allows you to easily insert HTML markup for your Views rows and fields. This is a new module by bangpound and I think this is really going to change how we think about theming Views because for the first time it puts clean semantic Views output in the hands of site builders and other end users, without having to get their hands dirty in the templates. Semantic markup is intrinsic to good accessibility, SEO, if not the development of the web as whole. It can also make theming a lot easier—we no longer need to litter our stylehsheets with all those extra classes. I can see this module becoming a big part of our theme development, both for client and commercial themes, where we can provide a Views export module. Usage is quite strait forward. 1. 2. Heres a quick and dirty vid showing how to use the Semantic Views module.

aysénprofundo About aysénprofundo The spit roasted lamb that is prepared in many parts of the Aysen region in Chilean Patagonia, the preparation of dried mussels along the coast and the work with the clay from the earth of the region are some of the activities that depict the different lifestyles of Aysen. Aysénprofundo is a journey that takes us into the Patagonian reality, introducing us to people who still struggle to live as the land has taught them. With aysénprofundo we will enter the most hidden corners of a region that refuses to be dominated and which in turn has molded the identity of its inhabitants. A tribute to those who make us proud because they are the reason why “the Patagonian” is synonymous with struggle, affection and humility. We invite you on a journey through our land We invite you to aysénprofundo Acknowledgements and links “aysénprofundo” 2010 and “aysénprofundo 2.0”, 2012 Financed by Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Cultural y las Artes 2010 and 2012 Public Sponsors Private Sponsors

Steve Karsch sacha chua :: I’m wrapping up a Drupal 6 project which was funded by one of IBM’s corporate citizenship grants. The Snake Hill folks we’ve been working with will continue working with the client until they’re ready to launch. For my part, I’ve been in user acceptance testing and development mode for almost a month, rolling out new features, fixing bugs, and getting feedback. The project manager has shuffled some hours around and made sure that I’ve got some “support” hours for follow-up questions after we turn the project over. What worked well Hey, I can do this stuff after all! Understanding a project deeply: I was on the first phase of this project as well, and the experience really helped. I’ll be turning the project over to the other development company, and the client’s concerned about whether they’ll be able to pick things up and run with it. Externally-accessible issue tracking: In the previous phase of this project, issue tracking consisted of e-mailing spreadsheets around.

Easy Embedding of HTML5 Video on a Drupal Site | Open Source Catholic For the past year, I've watched the HTML5 <video> element debate (mostly over video formats/containers) with a great interest—I abhor having to use Adobe Flash on my sites to embed video, especially since that means many videos don't work on my Linux workstation (which doesn't have Flash), or on my iPhone/iPad. The HTML5 <video> element (and similarly, the less-supported <audio> element) promises to take away the stress of having to have flash players, FLV-encoded video, etc. just to show a viewer a non-static piece of content. In its simplest form, you can add the following code to embed a video on your page: On my Drupal sites, I've been wanting to be able to simply grab an m4v video exported from iMovie, QuickTime, or straight from my camera, attach it to a post via a filefield, and have it display. In the old days, I would use SWFTools to embed the video using Flash. Two caveats: FireFox = no-go. Getting this working in FireFox <?

Why Drupal? Lately I’ve been asked in several different ways what essentially boils down to one question: “Why Drupal?” The subtext of the question is: “Why not some other system such as [insert your favorite CMS here]?” Allow me to explain… Background If you are familiar with the history of my site, you’ll know that once upon a time it ran on Textpattern, a designer friendly content management system that sports a templating system akin to the syntax of XHTML. Again, depending on how long you’ve known me, you might also recall that last year I built a proof of concept module for the ExpressionEngine CMS to consume the Fellowship One API. Like many designers, I was impressed with the EE 2.0 admin interface demo’d at the SXSW conference a few years ago. Ironically, after presenting my EE module talk at the Dynamic Church Conference in 2009, the first responses were basically “What about Drupal?” At the time, I knew next to nothing about Drupal, but this spurred my curiosity. Deep Dive Drupal Scope