Collision of Events

Submitted by kplatis on Tue, 09/15/2020 - 12:28

This is a tutorial on how to render content using a carousel that creates a collision effect when navigating between events. It is assumed that you have already created a content type in order to render the content, either an Indico event content type or a custom event content type.

Part 1) Use the Agenda Box component to configure the nodes to be rendered as boxes

Each node is rendered as an expandable item. This is done by mapping the fields of your content type (eg. Indico event or a custom event type etc) to the fields of the Agenda Box component.


  1. Visit the Manage Display page of the content type that you want to display (eg. Indico event or a custom event type etc)
  2. Select a view mode (eg. Card) and map the fields of the content type to the ones of the component
  3. Save the form


Tutorial on how to map fields in the Agenda Box component (Video: CERN)


Part 2) Configure a view to be rendered using the Collision display format

After setting up how each node will be set, a view needs to be created in order to gather and display the content items.


  1. Visit the views page
  2. Create a new view
  3. In the view:
    1. Create a display, either page or block, based on your needs
    2. Select Collision as format
    3. Select to show Display Suite: Content and as view mode select the one configured in step 1.2
    4. Add any other filter/url/configuration based on your needs


Tutorial video on how to create a view to display a carousel of colliding events in a CERN Drupal site (Video: CERN)