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Drupal Gardens Presentation shown at the Broward Drupal Users Group as well as the Palm Beach Drupal Users group.

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    • Put Drupal in the reach of smaller budget
      clients who prefer a fully hosted Drupal solution.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Introduction
      Jay Epstein, LLC.
      Coral Springs, Florida
      Organizer:
      Meetup.com/broward-drupal
      • 2 Years With Drupal
      • 6 Months With Gardens
      Member:
      Browarddrupal.org
      Drupal Association:
      User/ 535938
      Main Focus:
      • Drupal Gardens
      • Drupal 7
      • Theming
      • Presenting
      • Giving Back
      Drupal Gardens Partner:
      partners/list/jay-epstein-llc
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens 101
      Definition:
      Developer:
      • Site setup takes minutes.
      • Full D7 environment with no learning curve.
      • Full Views 3 integration.
      • 3rd party access for commerce, calendars.
      • Native support for above, in the works.
      • Localization coming soon.
      • Drupal Gardens is a Drupal-as-a-Service platform.
      • Ease of point & click up to advanced techniques.
      • Socially Smart with social media aggregation.
      • Template driven design with extreme flexibility.
      • Zero maintenance on core, modules and themes.
      • No lock in. Export sites to full Drupal installs.
      Customer:
      • Reuse work with Site Clone.
      • Drupal option that costs less.
      • All the power of Drupal.
      • No maintenance or lock in.
      • New functionality month to month.
      • All work is portable. 100% ROI.
      • Multi-site manager - single sign on.
      • Attractive pricing to fit any budget.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • For Drupal Gardens to flourish,
      developers need to see value.
      Here’s just one example:
      Powerful Simplicity
      • Centralized management interface =
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens, Administration
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens, Administration
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • For Drupal Gardens to flourish,
      customersneed to see value.
      Here’s just one example:
      • Attractive pricing, no maintenance,
      no lock-in and unlimited scalability =
      Return On Investment
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • For Drupal Gardens to flourish,
      developers need to educate customers.
      Developer:
      Customer benefits:
      • Nothing changes in your normal
      discovery, concept, and design
      phases.
      • Alternative pricing and maintenance options
      attract ALL budget clients.
      • Identify if Drupal Gardens fulfills all
      customer requirements.
      • Elevate yourself past the term “Vendor” by
      caring about customers ROI. Be a
      “Business Partner” with justifiable choices.
      • Document your cost model to
      determine if the alternative is
      significant.
      • Choose to include an alternative to
      traditional Drupal pricing.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • For Drupal Gardens to flourish,
      developers need to educate customers.
      As developers, we need to know as much as possible
      about Gardens to offer it as an alternative.
      In other words… Don’t assume anything. Know your
      options and limitations.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal 7 developers remain in their
      comfort zone with no learning curve.
      The Admin bar:
      Nothing watered down.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal 7 developers remain in their
      comfort zone with no learning curve.
      The Configuration Page:
      Nothing watered down.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal 7 developers remain in their
      comfort zone with no learning curve.
      The Modules Page:
      Nothing watered down.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal 7 developers remain in their
      comfort zone with no learning curve.
      Installed modules are
      governed by Acquia. You
      cannot install your own.
      For additional functionality
      there’s many documented
      workarounds, such as:
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens enables simple
      workarounds for lack of module install.
      E-Commerce:
      Add HTML buttons.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens enables simple
      workarounds for lack of module install.
      E-Commerce:
      Add HTML buttons.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens enables simple
      workarounds for lack of module install.
      Widgets & Things:
      Add a new input format,
      create a block, add javascript,
      jquery, etc.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens offers feed
      aggregation and prebuilt displays.
      Aggregation:
      • RSS
      • Atom
      • OPL
      • Twitter
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens offers Simple Views,
      the little brother of the views module.
      Data mashups for
      block placement.
      Recent posts for
      many content types.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens now offers
      Views 3 for the real Drupal power.
      Views 3
      Nothing watered
      Down.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens makes eye candy
      simple, fast and attractive.
      Rotating Banner:
      • Add a block.
      • Upload Images.
      • Configure a few settings.
      • Assign block to a region.
      • Done.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens makes eye candy
      simple, fast and attractive.
      Image Gallery:
      • Upload Images.
      • Configure a few settings.
      • Done.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Acquia listens to Drupal Gardens
      developers by responding to forums.
      Extensive, categorized forums offer everyone not only,
      discussions, help and how to’s… but
      a place to voice desires for new modules. Voting is
      conducted based on community feedback and
      module maturity.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens is a full scale
      development AND theming framework
      If the last 20 slides weren’t enough to get you curious…
      Check this out…
      Live Drupal Gardens theme builder demo
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Drupal Gardens pricing structure fits
      any budget with value and scalability.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Launching your customer’s live
      Drupal Gardens site.
      Customer Domain Name:
      • Build site under your account.
      • Customer creates a paid account.
      • Edit customers CNAME record to
      point to xxx.drupalgardens.com
      • At customers Site Manager, enter
      subdomain info.
      • Done.
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64
    • Thanks for your time and attention 
      www.acquia.com
      drupalgardens.com
      www.jay-epstein.com
      @jeppy64