Levegő Munkacsoport (Clean Air Action Group, CAAG) is one of the best-known environmental NGOs in Hungary. My task was to redesign the website and change the engine from Drupal 6 to 7.
The redesign was a fairly easy process. I kept the boxes from the old layout and added a full-screen sky background, making the site light and literally “airy”. The boxes got white background so they also add freshness to the site.
The CAAG site before the redesign
The header is semi-transparent to allow viewing the underlying sky background image. I wanted the main menu to be more distinct and the active menu item more noticeable. That’s why I used a subtle dark blue gradient and white colours. The breadcrumb has also a white background so it nicely connects to the active menu item.
Moving content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 was a major issue, taking up about 90% of the time. I have to do trial and error experiments to find out what’s the best path to follow. There were about 3.500 articles in about 10 content types so I had to be careful how to solve this. Finally I used a combination of Views and Feeds modules and they did a good job though some manual adjustments here and there were required.
I have learned many new things in Drupal during the project. Though it haven’t become my top CMS now I feel more confident in it.