Views Fluid Grid + taxonomy term view + term fields = online exhibits home page

Our online exhibits need an attractive home page. To make the view we decided upon Views Fluid Grid for the display (using imagecache of course to fix the width of the images). We use taxonomies extensively in our site to help create contexts among other things so using a term view to list all of our exhibits is a natural extension of the library philosophy. Since not all of our exhibits are hosted on the same site we added a term field to provide a space for a dedicated home page on each exhibit. We also used taxonomy image to make the page more attractive.

Views Fluid Grid Output

Views Fluid Grid Output

It’s a bit long winded at ~3 minutes, but hopefully thorough enough for anyone following along http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0fnqBOAj7k

As a result all our archivists must do to add a new exhibit to the home page is add a new taxonomy term to the archival taxonomy and the image and term description are posted to the fluid grid page.

Taxonomy term with a single term field

Taxonomy term with a single term field

The settings within the view itself are pretty straightforward -

Views Fluid Grid settings

Views Fluid Grid settings

and the main thing to remember is that you’ll want to go to imagecache and create a scaled and cropped fixed width preset- this keeps all your pictures the same size and works well with variable sized images.

ImageCache Presets scaled and cropped

ImageCache Presets scaled and cropped

and you’ll also want to change the link output to reference your term field.  Any questions or comments welcome, take care and have a great day.

Replace the link with your term field

Replace the link with your term field

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2 Responses to Views Fluid Grid + taxonomy term view + term fields = online exhibits home page

  1. Very nice, thanks, but …
    Do you know, is there D7 version?
    I found just dev version of D7 Views Fluid Grid.

    • alibama says:

      across the board in drupal dev versions are stable = my .02. that said the issue queue is pretty empty for 7.x with a few exceptions = I would test it.