Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hoursby Jesse Feiler
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful, easy-to-maintain websites with Drupal—fast! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill you’ll need, from organizing sites and using Drupal’s design themes to setting up search, polls, forums, and security. Each lesson builds… See more details below
In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, learn how to build powerful, easy-to-maintain websites with Drupal—fast! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll master every skill you’ll need, from organizing sites and using Drupal’s design themes to setting up search, polls, forums, and security. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success!
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common Drupal tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.
Jesse Feiler provides consulting services to small businesses and non-profits through his company, North Country Consulting (northcountryconsulting.com). His recent books include FileMaker Pro 10 In Depth, The Bento Book, How to Do Everything with Web 2.0 Mashups, and iWork ‘09 For Dummies®.
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Learn how to...
• Make the most of Drupal, whether you’re building business, non-profit, or personal sites • Download, install, and configure open source Drupal 6 and 7, and make sure it’s working properly • Plan and organize your sites so they are easy to manage—and friendly to both users and search engines • Customize sites with Drupal’s extensive library of optional open source modules • Create barebone sites and home pages automatically • Add text, images, links, and other essential site features • Master Drupal’s powerful Content Construction Kit (CCK) • Incorporate new types of content, ranging from articles to e-commerce products • Secure Drupal sites by managing users, permissions, roles, and user profiles • Categorize and tag content, and implement full-text search • Promote user involvement with polls, comments, forums, RSS feed aggregation, blogs, and newsletters • Automate and simplify site management with Triggers, Actions, and Rules
and post it to your social network
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I am a novice developer and was looking for a good book to walk me through the basic steps of building a site with Drupal. The table of contents looked like a good outline for learning Drupal. However, I was disappointed when I sat down and started working through the lessons. The author seems to be quite knowledgeable about Drupal, however the instructions in the lessons are incomplete and at times skip over some steps (perhaps more experienced users would take them for granted). The screen shots are very difficult to see; they are blurry and faded. There are also quite a few typographical errors that give me the impression that this book was rushed to print. I think I'll try to find some good online materials before I purchase another book.
The idea of breaking the subject into 24 mini-lessons is a good one. The author seems to have rushed to get the version 7 information into the book which can be confusing at times. However, it's no worse than most other books out there.What kills this book is the typography and the printing. I measured the letter height and it's 20% smaller than O'Reilly books (font-size:80%). This makes the stokes very thin and the overall effort to read the book VERY hard.Worse, the screen shots are printed in dull gray on pale gray. And, they are smaller than normal. You have to concentrate so hard to see what they are saying that you lose your place in the text. Since the print is so small and congested you have to hunt for it and start to lose the point the illustration was supposed to make. It's a very difficult book to read!I would have returned the book but I had a deadline so I made do. I suggest you look for something else until they reprint this.