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Drupal for Designersby Dani Nordin
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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.
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
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