Drupal for Designers

Author: Dani Nordin
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449325327
Format: PDF, Docs
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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

High Performance Drupal

Author: Jeff Sheltren
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449358039
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can you help your Drupal website continue to perform at the highest level as it grows to meet demand? This comprehensive guide provides best practices, examples, and in-depth explanations for solving several performance and scalability issues. You’ll learn how to apply coding and infrastructure techniques to Drupal internals, application performance, databases, web servers, and performance analysis. Covering Drupal versions 7 and 8, this book is the ideal reference for everything from site deployment to implementing specific technologies such as Varnish, memcache, or Solr. If you have a basic understanding of Drupal and the Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP (LAMP) stack, you’re ready to get started. Establish a performance baseline and define goals for improvement Optimize your website’s code and front-end performance Get best and worst practices for customizing Drupal core functionality Apply infrastructure design techniques to launch or expand a site Use tools to configure, monitor, and optimize MySQL performance Employ alternative storage and backend search options as your site grows Tune your web servers through httpd and PHP configuration Monitor services and perform load tests to catch problems before they become critical

Programmer s Guide to Drupal

Author: Jennifer Hodgdon
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449343317
Format: PDF
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If you’re a web programmer new to Drupal, this book shows you which programming techniques you can use—and which you should avoid—when building custom web applications with this content management framework. 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. The guidelines in this book help you through the transition by demonstrating which programming practices conform to the “Drupal way,” and which don’t. If you’re familiar with PHP, you’ll quickly learn how to take advantage of the powerful Drupal API. Get a complete 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 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 programming tips and tools to help you perfect and debug your applications

Using Drupal

Author: Angela Byron
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449336159
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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, Kindle
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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 7 Explained

Author: Stephen Burge
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0133124266
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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At last: Drupal made truly easy! Master Drupal 7 hands-on, step-by-step, through easy examples from a leading Drupal trainer! 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. This Guide’s quick, easy coverage includes • Planning a site that will be easy to build and manage • Installing Drupal and setting it up to work reliably and securely • Quickly finding the Drupal tools and features you’re looking for • Mastering an easy 3-step workflow for creating new content • Delivering more interesting content with fields and new content types • Creating intuitive site structures and user navigation • Adding powerful site features with just a few clicks • Completely redesigning your site in minutes with Themes • Adding site search, registration, and more • Presenting content in tables, lists, grids, or photo galleries • Creating advanced layouts and 2- or 3-column designs • Controlling what users on your site can see and do • Preparing your site for launch • Administering and updating a live site efficiently and safely Drupal 7 Explained requires absolutely no experience with Drupal, content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners—and thousands more who’ve experimented with Drupal but haven’t mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Drupal users up the learning curve—from confusion to results!

Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites

Author: Kristen Pol
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 184951819X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A practical book with plenty of screenshots to guide you through the many features of multilingual Drupal. A demo ecommerce site is provided if you want to practice on a sample site, although you can apply the techniques learnt in the book directly to your site too. Any Drupal users who know the basics of building a Drupal site and are familiar with the Drupal UI, will benefit from this book. No previous knowledge of localization or internationalization is required.

Drupal For Dummies

Author: Lynn Beighley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118083482
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents information on creating and managing a Web site with Drupal.

Programmer s Guide to Drupal

Author: Jennifer Hodgdon
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1491911441
Format: PDF, ePub
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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