Foundation Drupal 7: Learn How to Use the Drupal Framework to Quickly Build Feature-rich Websites

Apress, 23 févr. 2011 - 309 pages
Drupal is a content management framework that powers web sites from simple online brochures to more advanced sites including social networking sites, blogs, e-commerce sites, business portals, and more. It is free, open source software that allows anyone to quickly and easily build web sites. Its full range of modules—including user permissions, security mechanisms, JavaScript menus, image uploaders, WYSIWYG editors, and more— helps you easily create the foundation for a powerful web site. With its templating system (and a few tips and tricks), any graphic design file can be used to create a Drupal web site.

Foundation Drupal 7 covers all the topics necessary to quickly build Drupal-powered web sites, explaining in simple terms how Drupal works and providing you with concepts, tips, and code snippets for every step of the development process. From setting up a Drupal-ready web host and installing Drupal to using the administrative interface and configuring a site from start to finish, there is something here for everyone. In addition to thoroughly discussing all of Drupal’s core modules, this book reviews more than 50 contributed modules, including WYSIWYG HTML editors, JavaScript drop-down menus, web forms, and even the powerful Views module. Stephanie Pakrul, creator and maintainer of the Fusion theme, coauthors a chapter on how to lay out and add graphics to a site through Drupal’s administrative section. After reading this book, you will walk away with everything you need to know to quickly and successfully build a Drupal-powered web site.

Whether you’re an experienced Drupal site builder looking to expand your skills, a web developer or designer interested in learning Drupal, or a weekend hobbyist looking to build your first site, Foundation Drupal 7 will give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to bring your ideas to life.

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 An Overview of Drupal
Chapter 2 Set ting Up a Web Host and Installing Drupal
Chapter 3 Configuring a Basic Drupal Web Site
Chapter 4 Adding Content Types and Fields
Chapter 5 People Roles and Permissions
Chapter 6 Enabling and Configuring Core Modules
Chapter 7 Essential Contributed Modules
Chapter 8 Theming a Drupal Website
Chapter 10 Going Live
Chapter 11 Maintaining and Updating a Drupal Site
Chapter 12 Translating Business Requirements to Drupal Functionality
Appendix A Drupal and Search Engine Optimization
Appendix B Drush the CommandLine Shell for Drupal
Appendix C 50+ Contributed Modules to Spice Up Any Site
Appendix D Views Recipes

Chapter 9 Designing for a Browser

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À propos de l'auteur (2011)

R.J. Townsend is a graphic designer, computer programmer, and entrepreneur with eight years experience using web-based technologies to automate research programs and work processes. He started Cultivate Marketing Technologies, LLC in 2007, focusing on web applications for small businesses, and most recently started, providing Drupal content management systems for graphic designers. He earned his master's degree in research psychology from California State University, Fullerton and is currently working towards his master's in business administration at the University of Delaware. He has published several articles on integrating research and technology and won an award for his research in 2004.

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