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I collect vinyl records, yes they still make them! To keep this short, there isn't a good website to catalog music that is specifically catered towards vinyl -- I want to change that. I started creating a website like that this morning. I installed Drupal and it was a breeze thanks to the documentation on this website. However, I've become a little confused in picking up the modules that will best suit my needs and I wanted to request some assistance.
First let me show you what I am aiming for, because my previous description is rather vague.
That is a link to my record list on another website that I would like to model. Recordnerd is pretty much exactly what I want, but the website is broken and I don't think the webmaster wants to maintain it anymore.
I'm really fond of how Recordnerd splits things up, for example, when you enter a record you can choose its physical size like a 7" or a 12" and then it sorts it into a section specifically for 7"s and 12"s. Furthermore it will even sort them based on status: if the record is "For Trade", "Not For Trade", or "Wanted." Again, click the link above to see an example.
I installed the CCK module in Drupal and I have created a series of fields. The "Album name" is the Title and the other fields include: Artist, Record Label, Year, Color, Pressing Info, Status, and Comments. I think I'm correct in using CCK, but I could be wrong, thus my post. I've searched quite a bit, but I'm still not 100% certain.
I'm also confused about formating my inputs. Currently it looks like this:
Album title: Pinkerton
Record label: Geffen
Year released: 1996
Pressing info: 1st pressing
Status: Not for Trade
I would like it to show up similar to how Recordnerd's does, in a table going across. I installed the Views module, but I think I was barking up the wrong tree. I also installed Content Template and I think that may be correct, but I didn't want to get too far into things if I'm wrong. Ideally, I would like to be able to sort those fields on the fly via any field title.
I don't want to clutter this post with too much information, so I will leave it at that for now. As these answers will help me get off to a good start. I apologize if this information is elsewhere, I did my best to search, but I couldn't quite find exactly what I was looking for.
I did find a forum post from 2005 from another person describing a very similar idea, but it seemed like a dead end (http://drupal.org/node/21011).
Thanks in advance,