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Drupal User's Guide: Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Siteby Emma Jane Hogbin
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Finally, Drupal Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Guide from Planning to Finished Site
The open source content management system Drupal offers amazing flexibility, sophistication, and power. The catch? Many first-time users find it difficult to get started, and most Drupal books don’t help with the initial stages. Drupal™ User’s Guide is different: easy to use, fun to read, practical, and complete!
Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides you through every step of building sites with Drupal, from installation and site planning through launching your first site. Drawing on her experience teaching thousands of beginners, she covers both Drupal and Web design tasks, showing exactly how they fit together.
Drupal™ User’s Guide shows how to use Drupal 7’s newest improvements to build more modern, manageable sites for any business or organization. Hogbin covers crucial topics other Drupal books ignore, including search engine optimization and accessibility.
If you want to create great sites with Drupal–with no hassle, no confusion, and no degree in computer science–this is the book for you!
Book News Annotation:
This guide to creating websites with Drupal provides design theory, development best practices, and step-by-step instructions for creating several types of projects using this powerful open source content management system. The volume provides a strong foundation of planning and design theory as well as specific advice, reinforced through case studies, on practical applications. The material includes a quick start section showing readers how to get a basic website up and running, as well as chapters on extensions and modules, theming, and search engine optimization. Illustrations and code examples are included throughout and access to additional online resources is provided. Hogbin is a Drupal trainer and consultant. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This easy, practical, step-by-step resource to building great sites with Drupal 7 guides content managers, small business owners, and non-profit volunteers from "I need a site!" to a finished, successful Web site.
The easy, practical, step-by-step guide to building great sites with Drupal 7... the perfect solution for Drupal's notorious learning curve!
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.
About the Author
Emma Hogbin builds online communities and works with not-for-profit organizations to implement technology-facilitated communications. She built the drupal back-end of CrochetMe.com. Hogbin is conference chair for HICK Tech, the rural and modern technology conference, and an instructor for the Business Enterprise Centre and Riverside Yarns. She is known as "emmajane" on drupal.org and chronicles her adventures at www.emmajane.net. Hogbin is author of Front End Drupal.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Evaluate: Describe the Problem You Want To Solve
1. Market Analysis: Determining Real Need within Your Niche
2. Interaction Design: Scenarios, User Profiles
Part 2. Plan: Prescribe a Solution
3. Web Site Design: Grids, Graphics and Typography
4. Content Management: Assembling Content
5. Drupal Modules: Finding Modules That Solve Your Problem
Part 3. Build: Install and Deploy Drupal
6. Installing Drupal and Its Modules: One-Click Installs; DIY Installation
7. Creating the Framework: CCK, Regions, Blocks, Menus
8: Decorating the Framework: Theming
9. Migrating To Drupal: Importing Content from An Existing Site
10. Search Engine Optimization: Content, Page Structure
11. Web Accessibility: Section 508, W3C
Part 4. Maintenance: Keep Your Site Up-To-Date
12. Content Management
13. Working with Workflows
14. Drupal Administration
15. User Management
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