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Following the Work Flow Diagram…and Now I am Lost!

4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #119268 by johnromano
For my first website I have “chunked” roughly 110 pages of MS word text into a series of bite-sized concepts (during the planning phase). Each bite-sized concept or ‘chunk of information’ consists of header information and on average 1-5 paragraphs of text. After studying the work flow diagram, it remains unclear to me as to what I should do next. The steps involved in the early phases of the work flow diagram were quite numerous (even byzantine). This is after I installed the various modules all along the way.

Now, I am trying to decide what should be my next move. I am even asking myself what should be the next proper “theme or module” to use. My objective seems to be to get all the content “prepped” for either the Views module, the Panels module, or Display Suite (the later stages of work flow diagram). Perhaps this would ultimately help me control the layout of my site. Although, I am not sure of what should be the next appropriate module to use. Note, by doing this, I am ultimately hoping to create a one or two click experience from the home page. These should be generally Views that are interesting and relevant to the differing website visitor objectives (once again using the minimum amount of clicks). Should I create a “basic page” for each chunked concept or just put all of this chunked information into one long page for now?

I need a little advice and help on how I should finalize the design and install the necessary modules appropriate to my content (as well as the desired layout). One thing I also know is the design must be responsive and I am also planning on using Drupal Commons as well as integrating Drupal Webform with Salesforce.

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4 years 10 months ago #119271 by steve
Hi John

You're definitely at the most difficult stage of the workflow ... planning.

I will say that using Drupal Commons will probably invalidate most of the workflow. Drupal Commons is a pre-built site .... it skips almost all of the workflow and does it for you.

Should I create a “basic page” for each chunked concept or just put all of this chunked information into one long page for now?


This does seem to be the key question. Is each concept long enough and important to justify it's own page and URL on the site?

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4 years 9 months ago - 4 years 9 months ago #119334 by johnromano
I would view each 'chunk' of information as similar to a blog post. It is actionable information for the visitor, but not enough in of itself, unless the information is combined with the other chunks or blog posts if you will.

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4 years 9 months ago #119372 by steve
OK, thanks. How long are these chunks? A couple sentences? A couple of paragraphs or more?

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4 years 9 months ago #119390 by johnromano
The ‘chunked information’ has a header and is about 1-3 paragraphs long and now I am trying to decide whether I should put this information in as a ‘basic page’ (one long page with all of the ‘chunks’ including the header), ...or simply as an ‘article’ for each chunked component.

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4 years 9 months ago #119395 by steve
Hi John

Do you want people commenting on the chunks and leaving feedback? If so, go with articles.

If you really want to keep this information very straightforward, with no added features, try basic pages.
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