Enter Earl Miles, also known as merlinofchaos within the Drupal community. There is a 'trinity' of modules available for Drupal that offer an amazing leap in functionality (he wrote two of them), and Views is one of those modules. A view is originally a relational database term, referring to a temporary arrangement of information in the database so that it can be presented in a meaningful way which is different than the underlying table layout. The Views module accomplishes the same thing, and provides the glue to tie itself in to the rest of Drupal and, especially, the ability to theme the result with templates. In other words, it gives you the ability to look at Drupal content in a way you would otherwise be unable to (without custom code). ...

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