Drupal for Designers

Author: Dani Nordin
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449325327
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Are you a solo web designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal? This hands-on book provides the tools and techniques to get you going. Award-winning designer Dani Nordin guides you through site planning, teaches you how to create solid, user-centered design for the Drupal framework, and shows you tricks for using real, honest-to-goodness, developer Ninja Magick. This book is a compilation of three short guides—Planning Drupal Projects, Design and Prototyping for Drupal, and Drupal Development Tricks for Designers—plus exclusive "director’s material." If you’re familiar with HTML and CSS, but struggling with Drupal’s learning curve, this is the book you’ve been looking for. Get extra material, including an expanded Grids chapter, more recommended modules, and a Short Form Project plan Learn how to work user-centered design practices into Drupal projects Choose the right modules for your project, and discover several go-to modules Use strategies for sketching, wireframing, and designing effective layouts Manage Drupal’s markup, including code generated by the powerful Views module Learn how to work with Drupal on the command line Set up your development environment and collaborate with other designers and developers Learn the basics of Git, the free open source version control system

Drupal 7 Themes

Author: Ric Shreves
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849512779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Create new themes for your Drupal 7 site with a clean layout and powerful CSS styling.

Beginning Drupal 7

Author: Todd Tomlinson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430228601
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book focuses on the nontechnical user who is responsible for building, maintaining, and managing Drupal web sites. The book covers why you should consider using Drupal when building a new web site, what Drupal is, installing and configuring Drupal, creating and managing content, managing users, adding functionality to your web site through Drupal modules, and more advanced topics on using themes, panels, and views. By reading this book, you will: Understand why you should use Drupal and the power of the platform. Quickly build confidence in your ability to use Drupal. Gain the knowledge necessary to build, deploy, and manage web sites of moderate complexity on Drupal 7.

Drupal 7 Explained

Author: Stephen Burge
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0133124231
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Drupal 7 is an amazingly powerful web content management system. But many newcomers find it confusing, and most Drupal books are just too complicated to help. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you! Top Drupal trainer Stephen Burge teaches everything you need to know--and nothing you don't need to know! You'll master Drupal one easy step at a time, through a complete, real-world sample project. You'll find crystal-clear visuals, simple explanations, perfect analogies--all extensively tested with real Drupal beginners. Drupal 7 Explained requires absolutely no experience with Drupal, content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML."--

Programmer s Guide to Drupal

Author: Jennifer Hodgdon
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491912626
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you’re a web programmer, your experiences have taught you certain lessons—and only some of them apply well to Drupal. Drupal has its own set of programming principles that require a different approach, and many programmers make mistakes when relying on skills they’ve used for other projects. This book will show you which programming techniques you can use—and which you should avoid—when building web applications with this popular content management framework. Updated to cover both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, the guidelines in this book demonstrate which programming practices conform to the "Drupal way" and which don’t. The book also serves as an excellent guide for Drupal 7 programmers looking to make the transition to Drupal 8. Get an overview of Drupal, including Drupal core and add-on modules and themes Learn Drupal’s basic programming principles, such as the ability to customize behavior and output with hooks Compare Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 programming methods, APIs, and concepts Discover common Drupal programming mistakes—and why hacking is one of them Explore specific areas where you can put your programming skills to work Learn about the new object-oriented Drupal 8 API, including plugins and services

Using Drupal

Author: Angela Byron
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449336159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites— including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar. The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system. Each project spans an entire chapter, with step-by-step "recipes" to help you build out the precise functionality the site requires. With this book, developers new to Drupal will gain experience through a hands-on introduction, and experienced Drupal developers will learn real-world best practices. Learn Drupal’s concepts and building blocks, and how everything works together Hit the ground running—build your first Drupal site hands-on Explore solutions that meet each project’s requirements, and discover why specific modules were selected Understand the projects through case studies, including the client’s needs and desires Learn how to configure modules with a bird’s-eye view of how they work Discover new modules, including Drupal Commerce, Media, and Workbench

Drupal s Building Blocks

Author: Earl Miles
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132655941
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“Even if you’re already a seasoned Drupal user of CCK, Views, or Panels, I’ve no doubt that this book will provide you with several new techniques and methods for getting the most out of these extremely essential modules. It certainly has for me.” —Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal, and CTO of Acquia With Drupal, Web professionals can create full-featured Web sites with just a few clicks. Drupal’s core is compact and well documented, but much of Drupal’s immense power lies elsewhere—in external modules. Drupal’s Building Blocks is an authoritative tutorial, reference, and cookbook for Drupal’s most valuable modules. The authors are Drupal insiders who’ve spent years creating and supporting these modules—Earl Miles, developer of the Views and Panels modules, and Lynette Miles, Drupal documentation team member. They’ve brought together indispensable information you won’t find anywhere else, as well as extensive sample “recipe” code designed for easy adaptation and reuse. Learn how to Use Content Construction Kit (CCK) to customize your data input forms around your needs Improve site flexibility with Drupal’s node system Add optional field types, including PHP-based fields Customize themes to display data more attractively and legibly Build powerful Views query displays Integrate with SQL databases Customize Views with relationships, arguments, and filters Optimize query performance Add custom styles with the Panels module Maintain full control over sites as you deploy into production This book will help you create more powerful, flexible, usable, and manageable Web sites—whether you’re a Web developer, designer, administrator, architect, or consultant. The accompanying Web site contains all examples, code, and themes presented in this book.

Drupal User s Guide

Author: Emma Jane Hogbin
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0137041292
Format: PDF, Docs
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The easy, practical, step-by-step guide to building great sites with Drupal 7... the perfect solution for Drupal's notorious learning curve! • •Guides content managers, small business owners, and non-profit volunteers from 'I need a site!' to finished, successful web site. •Humanizes Drupal with plenty of case studies and user interviews. •Reflects Drupal 7's latest improvements. •Covers topics like search engine optimization and Section 508 accessibility that most Drupal books ignore. The free, open source Drupal content management system offers enormous flexibility, sophistication, and power - but, for most users, it also presents a steep and difficult learning curve. Most Drupal guidebooks don't help: either they're too technical, too daunting, or too narrowly targeted. This is a Drupal book for 'the rest of us.' Drupal User's Guide is easy to use, fun to read, and complete. Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides readers through every step of building web sites with Drupal 7, from planning through going live and maintaining content. Hogbin covers both Drupal tasks and 'web design' tasks, showing how they fit together. She also 'humanizes' Drupal with plenty of interviews, case studies and real-life examples from the worldwide Drupal community. Readers will learn how to: 1. Evaluate, install, and deploy Drupal and the third-party modules they need to get the job done. 2. Smoothly handle every step of the web design life cycle 3. Import and manage content of all kinds 4. Administer Drupal and implement efficient content management workflows 5. Use Drupal to build sites that are optimized for search engines 6. Meet today's accessibility standards, including Section 508 This is the Drupal book thousands of users and potential users have been searching for - everything they need to overcome Drupal's notorious learning curve, and begin taking advantage of its immense power.

The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7

Author: Benjamin Melancon
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 143023136X
Format: PDF
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The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 is the most comprehensive book for getting sites done using the powerful and extensible Drupal content management system. Written by a panel of expert authors, the book covers every aspect of Drupal, from planning a successful project all the way up to making a living from designing Drupal sites and to contributing to the Drupal community yourself. With this book you will: Follow practical approaches to solving many online communication needs with Drupal with real examples. Learn how to keep learning about Drupal: administration, development, theming, design, and architecture. Go beyond the code to engage with the Drupal community as a contributing member and to do Drupal sustainably as a business. The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 was written by the following team of expert Drupal authors: Benjamin Melançon, Jacine Luisi, Károly Négyesi, Greg Anderson, Bojhan Somers, Stéphane Corlosquet, Stefan Freudenberg, Michelle Lauer, Ed Carlevale, Florian Lorétan, Dani Nordin, Ryan Szrama, Susan Stewart, Jake Strawn, Brian Travis, Dan Hakimzadeh, Amye Scavarda, Albert Albala, Allie Micka, Robert Douglass, Robin Monks, Roy Scholten, Peter Wolanin, Kay VanValkenburgh, Greg Stout, Kasey Qynn Dolin, Mike Gifford, Claudina Sarahe, Sam Boyer, and Forest Mars, with contributions from George Cassie, Mike Ryan, Nathaniel Catchpole, and Dmitri Gaskin. For more information, check out the Drupaleasy podcast #63, in which author Benjamin Melançon discusses The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 in great detail: http://drupaleasy.com/podcast/2011/08/drupaleasy-podcast-63-epic

The Designer s Web Handbook

Author: Patrick McNeil
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440314438
Format: PDF
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Make the Web Work for You You know how to design. But you can increase your value as a designer in the marketplace by learning how to make that design function on the web. From informational sites to e-commerce portals to blogs to mobile apps, The Designer's Web Handbook helps any designer understand the full life cycle of a digital product: idea, design, production and maintenance. The best web designers create not only beautiful sites but also sites that function well--for both client and end user. Patrick McNeil, creator of the popular web design blog designmeltdown.com and author of the bestselling Web Designer's Idea Book, volumes 1 and 2, teaches you how to work with developers to build sites that balance aesthetics and usability, and to do it on time and on budget.