I’m a long -time omeka user who has just developed a substantial site and needs to create a custom show page for a specific class of items. When an item of Type: Location is displayed, I want the show page to have some metadata about the location in question, and then on the same page, a list of related items would be displayed categorized according to various types, ordered according to a hidden property.
Over the years, I have managed to teach myself several different programming frameworks, but I find that learning Zend from scratch is very daunting – especially for a person who wants to learn just enough zend to create a simple Omeka-s module.
It seems to me that it would be helpful to have a base module similar to the old “Simple Pages” module that is a fully functional module that a person could use as a stub for taking apart and incrementally customizing. I find that examples like this are very beneficial for a sort of hacker approach to bootstrapping an understanding of how Omeka-S modules work.
Does anyone out there have any advice for me such as existing Omeka-S modules that may fill the bill? I have seen DanielKM’s “Generic” module, and may start fooling around with this. Although I think it would be much more helpful in my situation to start with a module that is finished and can be installed right out of the box.
I may be willing to pay someone to ressurect the simeple pages module, perhaps with the addition of a very simple ordered item list.
I would also welcome advice on strategies for boostrapping on Zend for Omeka Module developers.