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
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. Download eBook Free »
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 Drupal’s 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
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 director’s material. If you’re familiar with HTML and CSS, but struggling with Drupal’s learning curve, this is the book you’ve been looking for. Download eBook Free »
Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar.
The second edition focuses on Drupal 7, the latest version of this open source system. Each project spans an entire chapter, with step-by-step “recipes” to help you build out the precise functionality the site requires. With this book, developers new to Drupal will gain experience through a hands-on introduction, and experienced Drupal developers will learn real-world best practices.
Take advantage of Drupal’s vast collection of community-contributed modules and discover how they make this web framework unique and valuable. With this guide, you’ll learn how to combine modules in interesting ways (with minimal code-wrangling) to develop several community-driven websites including a job posting board, photo gallery, online store, product review database, and event calendar. Download eBook Free »