Drupal for Non-Wimpy Librarians (ILEAD U 2011)

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  • 1.Drupal for Non-Wimps aka Librarians

2. Who is this guy? 3. Digital Media Lab 4. And Websites Of course 5. http://franklinparklibrary.org/ 6. 7. http://business.skokielibrary.info/ 8. http://www.nsbdf.org/ 9. Lots of Wordpress too 10. Why Drupal?

  • Free Open Source Evolving
  • Add-ons* (Modules)
  • Menus
  • User permissions*
  • Themes
  • Tagging*
  • Comments*
  • RSS
  • Integration of blogs
  • Fluid front page

11. Hosts

  • Bluehost
  • GoDaddy
  • GreenGeeks
  • A2 Hosting
  • Acquia
  • LISHost
  • Your local consortium (the State Library?)

12. Easy local install

  • AcquiaDAMP- D rupal A pache M ySQL P HP
  • Bitnami
  • LAMP (less easy)
  • WAMP (less easy)

13. Language of Drupal The hardest part for new architects 14. DRUPAL 6 VS. DRUPAL 7 15. Themes Drupal Theme Page 16. But I want my own theme

  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

17. Keep in mind

  • CSS vs. Tables
  • Accessibility
    • Per Capita Grants
    • http://groups.drupal.org/node/18595?
    • http://www.ada.gov/websites2_prnt.pdf

18. Firefox/Firebug are your friends 19. My favorite theme helpers

  • Firefoxhttp://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html
  • Firebughttp://getfirebug.com/
  • Colorzillahttp://www.colorzilla.com/firefox/
  • Coral IE Tabhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10909
  • Web Developer Toolbarhttps://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60
  • Notepad++http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm

20. Modules

  • What are they?
    • Add-ons
    • Add capabilities
    • Core vs. Contributed

21. Not using Fields and Views? CC http://www.flickr.com/photos/derusha/1465953800/ 22. What is Fields? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike9alive/479092117/ 23. What is Views? http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/3410783929/ 24. Together http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonperson/2849999933/ 25. Example Fields and View 26. Same information 27. Same again 28. Other non-core Modules youMUSTcheck out 29. Panels CTools 30. Pathauto Token 31. Date and Calendar 32. WYSIWYG 33. Google Analytics 34. Webform 35. Rules 36. Nice Menus 37. Feeds 38. Mollom CAPTCHA, ReCAPTCHA 39. Scheduler 40. Organic Groups 41. Where to learn more

  • Using Drupal
  • Drupal for Dummies
  • Drupal for Education and E-Learning
  • Front End Drupal
  • Sams Teach Yourself Drupal In 24 Hours
  • Learn by the Drop http://learnbythedrop.com/
  • GotDrupal.com? http://gotdrupal.com/
  • Drupal Dojo http://drupaldojo.com/
  • Drupal Handbooks http://drupal.org/handbooks
  • Support http://drupal.org/forum
  • Lullabot http://www.lullabot.com/
  • Mustardseed Media http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcast
  • Drupal Easy http://drupaleasy.com/
  • Lynda.com/

42. Time The I suck period I RULE !!1!! Me 43. Please feel free to contact me @ [email_address] http://twitter.com/mickjacobsen 44. BreakOr mess around with Drupal 45. Practical Non-Wimps 46.

  • Configuration
  • Core Modules
  • Download a Module
  • Creating content
  • Themes
  • User Settings
  • Menus
  • Structure
    • Content types
    • Taxonomy
    • Views
    • Display

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