Good day yesterday
Was a productive day yesterday. I got a lot accomplished with my tutorial. I'm understanding views a lot better now and am a lot more comfortable with manipulating data with drupal. I SO pick up things much easier when I observe how its done. In the tutorial he went over the different display formats like tables, HTML lists, grids and jump data (which is more like drop down menus).
This tutorial has me feeling so comfortable with views that I was dreaming about it and how I might use views to make one of my current web sites, nibahai.org (http://nibahai.org/), more user friendly and also present the data there in a more pleasing and effective way. The tutorial is definately helping with my creative juices (which I have been needing).
Another thing that was touched upon was content security. He mentioned a module called nodeaccess (http://drupal.org/projects/nodeaccess) that allows you to add permissions by content type so you can make a certain content type only readable to a particular role (or roles). This adds to the possibilities for sure.