Tonight sees me writing a very frustrated Drupal post, but I've googled until my eyes went googly and I can't see a solution.
So I turn to you, lovely people of Drupal Planet. I need your expertise and advice. And possibly a sample .tpl.php file...
Here's my problem - I'm using views to create a block for the sidebar of my site. What I want to do is display a list of latest content showing the title of the post and an ImageField thumbnail. Examples of what I'm trying to achieve are on Daily Mail and Holy Moly - both on their right-hand sidebars.
Where I'm struggling is that I want granular control over the display output. I want to build the <img> tag manually, pulling the node title in as the ALT and TITLE tag for each listing.
I'm using an unformatted view type and the fields display. I can't select the whole image field because that's a pre-configured HTML string. And the 'meta' version is seemingly useless. I've also played around with block-specific template files, but nothing has worked.
So, over to you Drupal geniuses! Hit me with your best solution, because I'm fresh out of ideas!