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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 "directors material." If youre familiar with HTML and CSS, but struggling with Drupals learning curve, this is the book youve 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 Drupals 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

About the Author

Dani Nordin is the founder and principal designer of the zen kitchen, where you'll find tasty marketing and design ideas with an eco-friendly twist. She has over 10 years of experience designing award-winning work for small to large businesses and non-profits.

Table of Contents

ForewordIntroductionChapter 1: Some Things to Remember About Working with DrupalDiscovery and User ExperienceChapter 2: Setting the Stage—Discovery and User ExperienceChapter 3: User Experience—Techniques for DrupalChapter 4: Putting It in Practice—A Short-Form Project BriefSketching, Visual Design, and LayoutChapter 5: Sketch Many, Show OneChapter 6: Working with Layout GridsChapter 7: Putting It in Practice—Setting Up Fireworks Templates for DrupalSetting Up a Local Development EnvironmentChapter 8: The Drupal Designers Coding ToolkitChapter 9: Installing DrushChapter 10: Getting Started with GitChapter 11: Putting It in Practice—Setting Up a Local Development Environment and Installing DrupalPrototyping in DrupalChapter 12: Prototyping in DrupalChapter 13: Choosing ModulesChapter 14: Making Views Sing—Using Views to Enhance a LayoutChapter 15: Making Views Sing—Controlling Views MarkupChapter 16: Getting Started with Drupal Theming: Base and Child ThemesChapter 17: Making CSS Easier with LESSMaking It Easier to Start ProjectsChapter 18: Using FeaturesChapter 19: Working with Drush Make and Installation ProfilesWorking with ClientsChapter 20: Proposing and Estimating ProjectsChapter 21: Getting Clients to Love You, Even When You Have to Tell Them “No”Chapter 22: After the Handoff—The Project RetrospectiveSample DocumentsProject BriefWork Agreement (with Professional Relationship Clause)Project ProposalColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9781449325046
Author:
Nordin, Dani
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Internet - Web Site Design
Subject:
Computers Reference-Social Aspects
Subject:
Drupal;blog;designers;development;modules;web authoring;web framework
Subject:
Internet - World Wide Web
Subject:
Drupal;blog;designers;development;modules;web authoring;web fra
Subject:
mework
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120804
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 in

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