Drupal User's Guide Building and Administering a Successful Drupal-Powered Web Site

ISBN-10: 0137041292
ISBN-13: 9780137041299
Edition: 2012 (Guide (Instructor's))
Authors: Emma Jane Hogbin
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/19/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The easy, practical, step-by-step guide to building great sites with Drupal 7... the perfect solution for Drupal's notorious learning curve! Guides content managers, small business owners, and non-profit volunteers from "I need a site!" to finished, successful web site Humanizes Drupal with plenty of case studies and user interviews Reflects Drupal 7's latest improvements Covers topics like search engine optimization and Section 508 accessibility that most Drupal books ignore The free, open source Drupal content management system offers enormous flexibility, sophistication, and power - but, for most users, it also presents a steep and difficult learning curve. Most Drupal guidebooks don't help: either they're too technical, too daunting, or too narrowly targeted. This is a Drupal book for "the rest of us."Drupal User's Guideis easy to use, fun to read, and complete. Long-time Drupal site developer Emma Jane Hogbin guides readers through every step of building web sites with Drupal 7, from planning through going live and maintaining content. Hogbin covers both Drupal tasks and "web design" tasks, showing how they fit together. She also "humanizes" Drupal with plenty of interviews, case studies and real-life examples from the worldwide Drupal community. Readers will learn how to: 1. Evaluate, install, and deploy Drupal and the third-party modules they need to get the job done 2. Smoothly handle every step of the web design life cycle 3. Import and manage content of all kinds 4. Administer Drupal and implement efficient content management workflows 5. Use Drupal to build sites that are optimized for search engines 6. Meet today's accessibility standards, including Section 508 This is the Drupal book thousands of users and potential users have been searching for - everything they need to overcome Drupal's notorious learning curve, and begin taking advantage of its immense power.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Quick Start
Introduction to Drupal
About Drupal
Online Content Management
How Pages Are Built
Types of Web Sites
Summary
Installing Drupal
Hosting Your Web Site on the Internet
Installing Drupal
Summary
Drupal Administration
Overview
Configuration
Administrative Reports
Help
Summary
Site Recipe: Micro Web Site
Web Site Basics
Basic Pages
Creating Front-Page Articles
In-Site Searching
RSS Settings
Customizing Your Site's Design
Summary
Planning
Site Goals
Defining and Designing Success
SMART Site Goals
Your Competition
Summary
Human-Friendly Web Sites
Defining Your Audience
User Scenarios
Technical Profiles and Minimum System Requirements
Summary
Information Architecture
Information Architecture
Defining Content Types
Organizing Content
Conveying Content Structure
Testing the Organizational Structure
Summary
Design for Drupal
Planning Your Page Layout
Embellishments
Design Resources for the Graphically Challenged
Test Your Design Structure
Summary
Case Studies
Community Site
Site Profile
Basic Configuration
Configure Modules
Customizing the Display
Summary
Business Directory
Planning the Site
Basic Configuration
Contributed Modules
Views for Recent Content
Business Directory
Summary
Build Anything
Core and Contributed Modules
Introduction to Drupal Modules
Summary
Working with Content Types
Content Patterns
Default Content Types
Managing Content Types
Working with Fields
Summary
Lists of Content
Menus
Breadcrumbs
Categories: Taxonomy, Vocabulary, and Terms
Views Module
Site Maps
Summary
Recipes
Building Your Site
Extending Your Blog
Portals, Aggregators, and Reported News
Community Sites
Instructional Sites and Digital Collections
Commerce Sites
Summary
Extending Drupal
Theming
Building Pages
Customizing Your Site Without Code
Contributed Themes
Building Your Own Theme
Summary
Search Engine Optimization
Getting Started with SEO
How Search Engines Work
Fixing Your Site: the Factors Drupal Can't Affect
Best Practices for Creating SEO-Friendly Content with Drupal
Web Statistics: Measuring Your Work
Summary
Accessibility
Why Bother?
Building an Accessible Site
Creating Accessible Content
Testing Your Site
Summary
Appendices
Sample User Survey
Seniors Advocacy and Awareness Network
Preparing Your Development Environment
Full Development Environment
Windows
Mac OS X
Linux, BSD, and other nix Variants
Customizing Your AMP
Revision Control
Advanced Installation of Drupal
Multisite Installations
CSS Grid Frameworks
Domicile Theme Files
Domicile.info
Page.tpl.php
Web Accessibility Guidelines
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
Section 508
Index

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