The World War 2 project involved constructing a website using Drupal for a Museum from their World War 1 centenary project which was funded by the National lottery Heritage Fund.
The application was constructed having had no previous experience of web development or CMSs as a side project during my MSc Applied Computing & Information Technology.
Whilst I conducted fortnightly meetings with the client throughout the project, documentation based on the project was made using Prince2 for a Project Management unit group assignment where I assumed the role of project manager given my involvement with the real project.
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Objectives and Background:
- To provide a digital exhibition of artefacts stored in the Museum.
- To provide information about local air raids by digitising the hard copy book artefact.
- To enable Museum staff and volunteers to add and edit new artefacts.
What I achieved and Skills Gained:
During the project I learnt the following skills:
- Installed a development LAMP stack.
- Conducted updates in Drupal (learnt to install security updates only, using drush).
- Installing Drupal modules using Drush such as to find a compatible slideshow module with panels.
- Adjusting the layout of the homepage using panels to match the client's requirements.
- Learnt how to use the views module configurations to provide an
independent search page for images and high resolution images of local
historical artefacts for the Museum.
- Used the CSS injector module to adjust the custom theme created by the developer.
Having had no experience of coding before the start of the project I then completed units in Java basics of Object Oriented Programming and Data modelling for relational databases.
This then ensured for my subsequent Thesis project I could clearly understand how Drupal nodes correlate to tables in the MySQL produced by the module code.