Choosing and configuring modules to build dynamic websites
Sebastopol, CA—A huge part of Drupal's appeal is the vast collection of community-contributed modules that make the web framework useful and unique. The sheer volume can be paralyzing. If you need help figuring out which are worthwhile, or you find yourself tasked with building a product review website or an ecommerce site and are told that Drupal is the answer, then Using Drupal (O'Reilly, US $44.95) is your key to success. Written by Angela Bryon, Addison Berry, Nathan Huag, Jeff Eaton, James Walker, and Jeff Robbins, the book provides all the information you need to combine modules (with a minimum of code-wrangling) to develop a variety of community-driven websites.
Each chapter in Using Drupal describes a case study and outlines specific requirements for one of several projects included in the book--a wiki, publishing workflow site, photo gallery, product review site, online store, user group site, and more. The book will help you:
- Get an overview of Drupal concepts and key modules introduced in each chapter, with a bird's-eye view of each module's specialty and how it works
- Explore various solutions within Drupal that meet the requirements for the project, with details about which modules are selected and why
- Learn how to configure modules, with step-by-step recipes for building the precise functionality the project requires
- Get information on additional modules that will make the project even more powerful
- Be able to access the modules used in the chapter, along with other resources
Newcomers will find a thorough introduction to the framework, while experienced Drupal developers will learn best practices for building powerful websites. With Using Drupal, you'll find concrete and creative solutions for developing the exact community website you have in mind.
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Addison Berry helps maintain drupal.org, and is a permanent member of the Drupal Association General Assembly.
Angela Byron is an Open Source evangelist who lives and breathes Drupal.
Jeff Eaton helped plan and build the software infrastructure for Drupal sites including MTVUK's music portal, SonyBMG's artist site platform, and Fast Company's groundbreaking business networking site.
Nate Haug is one of the foremost user-interface developers in the Drupal project.
Jeff Robbins is co-founder and CEO of Lullabot. He hosts Lullabot's popular Drupal podcast.
James Walker is Lullabot's Director of Education where he oversees the company's public workshops, seminars and private Drupal trainings.
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596515805
Jeff Robbins , Angela Byron , Addison Berry , Jeff Eaton , Nate Haug , James Walker
ISBN: 9780596515805, 490 pages, Book Price: $44.99 USD, £31.99 GBP
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