Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 Welcome jay-epstein.com @jeppy64
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 Welcome Introductions jay-epstein.com @jeppy64
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 Welcome Lets chat about…
What is Drupal?
Drupal core history.
Birth of the druplicon.
How many sites use it?
Overview of the pieces:
Mobile device theme design.
Permissions & roles.
Software as a service (SaaS)
Pros & Cons
Introduce other Drupal pros.
A toolbox filled with everything you need to create sites from the smallest personal site all the way through a site with tens of thousands of registered users. Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 What is Drupal? So… what’s up with this thing called Drupal? What is it? jay-epstein.com @jeppy64
Dries, decided to name the domain dorp.org , but made a typo when registering and wound up registering drop.org. (dorp was wanted due to the Dutch translation to Village).
Drop.Org began taking on new discussions, future plans, testing etc and clearly became much more than a school “pet project”.
January/2001, Dries released the software behind drop.org as "Drupal." The purpose was for others to extend the experimentation platform. Drupal, pronounced "droo-puhl," derives from the English pronunciation of the Dutch word "druppel," which means "drop."
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 Where did it come from? So… what’s up with this thing called Drupal? The quick Drupal history lesson jay-epstein.com @jeppy64
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 Where did it come from?
When the logo issue came up, Kristjan Jansen (Kika) came up with the idea of putting two sideways drops together to form an infinity symbol. When placed inside a filled circle, it resembled a face. After more work by Steven Wittens, the Druplicon was created: a stylised drop with the "infinity" eyes, a round nose and a mischievous smile.
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 2000 2010 7,000,000 plus A College Project 10 Years and more than 2% of the entire web uses Drupal… Really? Who uses Drupal? jay-epstein.com @jeppy64
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 jay-epstein.com Drupal installation environments What platforms “play nice”? Drupal requires a web server capable of running PHP and a database. Databases Web servers
MS SQL Server
Server Environment Local Environment Drupal 7 requires minimum PHP 5.2
Windows & Mac
Acquia Dev Desktop
Building Websites of the Future with Drupal 7 jay-epstein.com Drupal content layer Content is king. Drupal content scales with you.