A complete lifecycle guide to planning and building a site with Drupal Drupal allows you to quickly and easily build a wide variety of web sites, from very simple blog sites to extremely complex sites that integrate with other systems. In order to maximize what Drupal can do for you, you need to plan. Whether you are building with Drupal 6 or 7, this book details the steps necessary to plan your site so you can make informed decisions before you start to build. Explains how to define the scope of your project Shows you how to create a design plan taking into consideration how Drupal works Helps you make informed decisions regarding development methodologies, environments, standards, and site security Reviews ways to assess the use of existing and/or custom Drupal modules Teaches you how to avoid common pitfalls that can impact a successful site launch Walks you through preparing for post-launch site maintenance and management tasks Details incorporating the nature of open source systems into your management strategies Identifies ways to interact with members of the Drupal community The processes and techniques provided in this book will empower you to create a successful and sustainable site with Drupal.
Follow the fun example of a family pizza restaurant to help you adapt your own website to one that is fullyfunctional in a mobile environment. Each chapter covers a different aspect of mobile web development with plenty of step-by-step instructions and screenshots to make things clearer. This book is for independent developers who may or may not have had experience with Drupal websites. We take some "deep dives" into customized functionality that will take your Drupal development and your development workflow to the next level.
How to develop powerful mobile Web sites using popular content management systems (CMS) Mobile is the hottest thing going—and developing content for mobile devices and browsers is even hotter than that. This book is your guide to it all—how to design, build, and deploy sites, blogs and services that will work brilliantly for mobile users. You’ll learn about the state-of-the-art of mobile web development, the tools available to use, and the best practices for creating compelling mobile user interfaces. Then, using the most popular content management systems, WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal, you’ll learn how to building world-class mobile web sites from existing platforms and content.. The book walks you through each platform, including how to use third-party plug-ins and themes, explains the strategies for writing your own logic, how to switch between mobile and desktop, and much more. Provides a technical review of the mobile landscape and acquaints you with a range of mobile devices and networks Covers topics common to all platforms, including site topologies, switching between mobile and desktop, common user interface patterns, and more Walks you through each content management platform—WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal—first focusing on standard plug-ins and themes and then exploring advanced techniques for writing your own themes or logic Explains the best practices for testing, deploying, and integrating a mobile web site Also explores analytics, m-commerce, and SEO techniques for mobile Get ahead of the the mobile web development curve with this professional and in-depth reference guide!
Creating CMS-Based Websites: A Guide for Beginners
Author: Todd Kelsey
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
In the past, in order to make a website, you had to manually assemble all the files and develop a fair amount of technical expertise; however, an open source content management system (CMS) like Drupal can automate and significantly simplify many parts of
If you're a solo website designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal, this concise guide will get you started. Drupal’s learning curve has thrown off many experienced designers, particularly the way it handles design challenges. This book shows you the lifecycle of a typical Drupal project, with emphasis on the early stages of site planning. Learn how to efficiently estimate and set up your own project, so you can focus on ways to make your vision a reality, rather than let project management details constantly distract you. Plan and estimate your project by discovering your client’s goals and audience perceptions Discover how Drupal works under the hood, and learn basic DrupalSpeak Frame the UX design challenge through a deeper understanding of your site’s intended users Get real content for your project as early as possible—before you start prototyping Choose the right modules for your project, and learn about several go-to modules Understand how to walk clients through the Drupal design and development process
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