Building and Theming Drupal Collection

Building and Theming Drupal Collection

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The Building and Theming Drupal Collection includes two popular eBooks:

  • Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting, by Emma Jane Hogbin and Konstantin Käfer
  • Drupal's Building Blocks, by Earl Miles and Lynette Miles

This eBook collection is the definitive, in-depth guide to customizing Drupal 6 Web sites with front end tips and tricks and detailed information about the most powerful site building modules: CCK, Views, and Panels. This eBook collection includes several step-by-step case studies showing how to build and customize sites from scratch. Topics include

  • Building and theming your own custom content types
  • Creating custom themes
  • Optimizing database query performance
  • In-depth explanations of advanced topics such as filters, arguments, and relationships in panels and views

From the guts of Drupal's most powerful modules, to point-and-click configuration of your Drupal site, this eBook collection teaches you what you need to know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780132979238
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 827
File size: 23 MB
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About the Author

Emma Jane Hogbin has been working as a Web developer since 1996, helping individuals and organizations to realize both their own potential and the potential of their online presence. She creates systems that enable her clients to succeed--by using her infectious enthusiasm and ability to explain concepts without using technical jargon that puts even the greatest technophobes at ease. Passionate about helping people to acquire knowledge, Emma volunteers with the Drupal and Ubuntu documentation teams. She is well known in the Drupal community not only for her technical knowledge but also for her engaging and humorous means of bringing Drupal to a wider audience--such as the Drupal socks and their GPLed pattern. Through her consulting company HICK Tech and at conferences around the world, Emma has inspired people to overcome fear, uncertainty, and doubt and to tackle problems head-on. She is known as “emmajane” on and chronicles her adventures at
Konstantin Käfer started his adventures into Web development in 1999. In high school, he led the Web development and school Web site class for several years. While still in high school, he also participated in Google’s Summer of Code 2006, doing usability enhancements for the Drupal project. In the Drupal community, he is widely known for his JavaScript skills. Konstantin has been a speaker at several DrupalCons and other Open Source conferences. He is currently studying IT Systems at the Hasso Plattner Institute Engineering in Potsdam, Germany. He also works as a consultant for NowPublic, a large citizen journalism Web site based on Drupal. He can be found blogging on about design, Web development, and Drupal.

Earl Miles is a permanent member and founder of the Drupal Association. In 2005, Earl found Drupal and thought it was exactly what he needed to build a Web site in his spare time. When he found that Drupal lacked some key features, Earl ignored work for three weeks and created the Views module which has been instrumental in Drupal’s continued growth. Earl has been active in the community providing support as well as posting tips and tricks when the mood strikes him. A lifelong programmer, he is currently employed by iO1, a company that actively participates in the development and consumption of open source software.

Lynette Miles has worked for fifteen years in professional software technical support, mainly for Alcatel-Lucent. She became involved with Drupal after attending DrupalCon Brussels and DrupalCon Barcelona. Since then, she has spent most of her contributing time working with the Drupal Documentation team and triaging the Views and Panels queues.

Table of Contents

Front End Drupal

1     Web Page Design     1A

2     The Themers’ Toolkit     31A

3     Working with Drupal Themes     73A

4     The Drupal Page     107A

5     Drupal Content     151A

6     Customizing the Content-Editing Forms     183A

7     Users and Community Participation     219A

8     Administrative Interfaces     251A

9     Learning JavaScript     285A

10     An Introduction to jQuery     311A

11     JavaScript in Drupal     345A

A     Installing Drupal     381A

B     Supplemental Code     391A

Index     419A


Drupal’s Building Blocks

I: Content Construction Kit

1     Introducing CCK and Nodes      3B

2     Field Concepts      17B

3     Deeper into Fields      39B

4     Themes and CCK      59B

5     CCK API      75B

II: Views

6     Relational Databases      101B

7     Creating Views      109B

8     Arguments, Exposed Filters, and Relationships      137B

9     Theming Views      153B

10     Query Optimization      177B

11     Views API      185B

III: Panels

12     Introducing Panels      217B

13     Creating Panels      225B

14     Contexts, Relationships, and Arguments in Panels      257B

15     Panels Theming      275B

16     Site Deployment      291B

IV: Appendices

A     Other Useful Modules      303B

B     Reporting Issues      309B

C     Views API Handlers and Plugins      315B

Index      327B

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