I recently came across a module that struck me as interesting and useful for a number of Views use cases: Views Delimited List. This module provides a new display format (an alternative to “unformatted list”, “grid”, etc.) that shows the results in a comma-separated list. That alone could be convenient, but what’s even more remarkable is that the developer included some thoughtful configuration options, such as allowing you to choose how the final item in a list is displayed (e.g.
The Display Suite module is extremely complex and powerful, allowing you complete control over how your content is displayed. There are multiple pages of documentation on Display Suite on drupal.org, as well as numerous videos (such as this one produced by Acquia). Here we’ll limit the scope to the two most common things I’ve used it for: arranging fields to display in columns, and embedding a view within a node display.