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Views Slideshow is the most popular module for creating slideshows in Drupal.

Earlier this year we showed you how to use Views Slideshow to create a basic slideshow.

One of our students read that tutorial and wondered about taking things further. They wanted to create a slideshow with smaller thumbnails, similar to the one you see on WhiteHouse.gov, Grammy.com and many other Drupal sites. In this tutorial, we show you how to create a more advanced slideshow, similar to those famous sites.

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moved siteOver the last couple of months we've been working hard on updating the software that runs OSTraining.com. This weekend, we finally completed those updates.

We tried hard to make the transition as smooth as possible, so hopefully you won't immediately notice many differences. 

However, there are two major improvements on the new site.

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Drupal Responsive ImagesLast week we had a major new class launch with Joomla 3.

This week we have a short but useful series on using responsive images in Drupal.

In this class, Brian will show you how to setup your site to automatically display images using different image styles based on the size of the browser window, so that everything looks exactly the way you want across all devices.

Brian shows you useful modules and how to set up your responsive CSS styles in Drupal. He also shows you how to create a responsive slideshow.

DrupalCamp Atlanta is coming up this week.DrupalCamp Atlanta

This Saturday, October 27, will be the main DrupalCamp conference. The keynote speaker is going to be Josh Clark, also known as GlobalMoxie, who writes and speaks about mobile design. Here at OSTraining were delighted to be a DrupalCamp Atlanta sponsor.

If you're in the Atlanta or Georgia area, come and join us! You can still buy conference tickets for $35 at DrupalCampAtlanta.com.

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Moving a WordPress site to a new folder is something you may need to do regularly.

The most common reason is that you're launching a new site. In this tutorial, we''ll show potential problems during the move and how to overcome them.

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| Drupal News

Drupal 7.16 was released this week.

Drupal 7.15 came out in early August. Drupal 7.16 is a collection of bug fixes that have accumulated since then, but it does also contain a security fix labeled as highly critical. Because of this, upgrading immediately is essential.

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WebformWebform is one of the most useful and versatile Drupal modules.

You can use the Webform module whenever you need people to send you information.

Using Webform, you can create everything from simple contact and registration forms to complex, multi-page surveys.

We're pleased to announce that our latest class launch is Drupal 7 Webforms.

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tutuploadsmedia_1348690176825.pngWysija is a newsletter program that will let you send out newsletters from your WordPress admin.

Wysija is easy to use and allows you to design your newsletter with a drag-and-drop interface. Once it's been set up, Wysija is a perfect solution for automatically sending your new posts to subscribers.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create, design and send your first Wysija newsletter.

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Aggregator is a key part of Drupal that is often ignored.

I blame it on the confusing name. No, Aggregator is not an animal in Florida that eats people. Aggregator is a module that imports content from RSS feeds into Drupal.

Because it has a name starting with "A", Aggregator is the first module that people ever see on the Modules page. In this tutorial, we're going to show you what Aggregator does and how to use it.

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weatherOne of our students is building a local tourism website. They wanted to show the local weather on the site but without any of the big, ugly branding that often accompanies weather displays.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Weather module to create a local weather block.

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google mapOur Drupal students frequently want to add a map to their content. In this tutorial we're going to show you how.

We'll take the example of a Yellow Pages-style directory and show you how to display a Google Map beside each business listing.

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 wordpress=It's not due out until December, but WordPress 3.5 already has a beta release. 

With the exception of a new theme, version 3.5 is primarily focused on removing and improving existing features, rather than adding new ones.

3.5 brings improvements to the media library, theme previews and plugin installer. It also removed the Links feature, which has been around for over a decade.

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It should be a simple task: move your blog from the homepage to an inside page. It's often an important part of using your WordPress site as a CMS.

Nonetheless, we often get asked to explain how to do this. Moving your blog is simple, but only once you know how.

Here, in a few short steps, is how to move your blog away from your homepage.

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