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Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide by Kurt Madel

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Chapter 5. Enhancing the Content Author's User Experience

The core admin and authoring UI in Drupal 7 is greatly improved from Drupal 6, but there are still a number of enhancements that could really improve the user experience (UX) for content authors. This chapter will walk you through easy ways to enhance the content authoring UX to include an introduction to the fundamental Drupal construct known as blocks. Finally, the chapter will walk through the code for integrating a truly inline What You See Is What You Get or WYSIWYG editor through the HTML5 contenteditable attribute (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#editing-0), and explore some of the new JavaScript and AJAX paradigms for Drupal 7.

Developing a custom block for adding content ...

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