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Consultant: Drupal CMS web site development and PHP scripting for systems engineering resources web site for international training organisation

When
04/09/2009 - 01/06/2010
Organisation(s)
Role(s)
IT Consultant, Drupal CMS and PHP web developer
Tasks

Large web site redevelopment project. Migrated old file-based web site to a new rich metadata-driven Drupal CMS web site, with 1000s of web pages of systems engineering and software engineering resources.

Developed dozens of custom PHP style templates for fine control over serving of custom Drupal page types.

Developed 100s of custom Drupal query views for presentation of linked metadata. Developed custom query views with filters for searches for documents, organisations, definitions, and people.

Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) styling of all aspects of the site, including the site container and formatting of query views.

MySQL database administration. Developed low-level SQL queries to automate administration tasks and data migration.

Developed substantial PHP scripts, employing fully object-oriented PHP technology, against Drupal's PHP node APIs to automate migration of data, and for administration tasks. Developed a PHP script for generation of a "static" offline version of the site directly from the online version.

Content processing: incorporated hundreds of systems engineering document into the developed Drupal CMS system, extracting document metadata, identifying engineering keywords, and creating linked relationships to other documents, authors, organisations, publishers, and journals.

Administration of the Drupal site, including implementation of fine-grained access controls for different user levels.

Developed an engineering glossary system with filtered search facilities.

Advised on use and integration of LDAP directory technology for managing existing legacy customer and client login data.

Developed educational screencasts demonstrating the sites features, including video and audio editing and voiceovers.

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