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  1. 1. Put Drupal in the reach of smaller budget <br />clients who prefer a fully hosted Drupal solution.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Jay Epstein, LLC.<br />Coral Springs, Florida<br />Organizer:<br />Meetup.com/broward-drupal<br /><ul><li>2 Years With Drupal
  3. 3. 6 Months With Gardens</li></ul>Member:<br />Browarddrupal.org<br />Drupal Association:<br />User/ 535938<br />Main Focus:<br /><ul><li>Drupal Gardens
  4. 4. Drupal 7
  5. 5. Theming
  6. 6. Presenting
  7. 7. Giving Back</li></ul>Drupal Gardens Partner:<br />partners/list/jay-epstein-llc<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  8. 8. Drupal Gardens 101<br />Definition:<br />Developer:<br /><ul><li>Site setup takes minutes.
  9. 9. Full D7 environment with no learning curve.
  10. 10. Full Views 3 integration.
  11. 11. 3rd party access for commerce, calendars.
  12. 12. Native support for above, in the works.
  13. 13. Localization coming soon.
  14. 14. Drupal Gardens is a Drupal-as-a-Service platform.
  15. 15. Ease of point & click up to advanced techniques.
  16. 16. Socially Smart with social media aggregation.
  17. 17. Template driven design with extreme flexibility.
  18. 18. Zero maintenance on core, modules and themes.
  19. 19. No lock in. Export sites to full Drupal installs.</li></ul>Customer:<br /><ul><li>Reuse work with Site Clone.
  20. 20. Drupal option that costs less.
  21. 21. All the power of Drupal.
  22. 22. No maintenance or lock in.
  23. 23. New functionality month to month.
  24. 24. All work is portable. 100% ROI.
  25. 25. Multi-site manager - single sign on.
  26. 26. Attractive pricing to fit any budget.</li></ul>www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  27. 27. For Drupal Gardens to flourish,<br />developers need to see value.<br />Here’s just one example:<br />Powerful Simplicity<br /><ul><li>Centralized management interface = </li></ul>www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  28. 28. Drupal Gardens, Administration<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  29. 29. Drupal Gardens, Administration<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  30. 30. For Drupal Gardens to flourish,<br />customersneed to see value.<br />Here’s just one example:<br /><ul><li>Attractive pricing, no maintenance,</li></ul>no lock-in and unlimited scalability = <br />Return On Investment<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  31. 31. For Drupal Gardens to flourish,<br />developers need to educate customers.<br />Developer:<br />Customer benefits:<br /><ul><li>Nothing changes in your normal</li></ul>discovery, concept, and design<br />phases.<br /><ul><li>Alternative pricing and maintenance options</li></ul>attract ALL budget clients.<br /><ul><li>Identify if Drupal Gardens fulfills all</li></ul>customer requirements.<br /><ul><li>Elevate yourself past the term “Vendor” by</li></ul>caring about customers ROI. Be a <br />“Business Partner” with justifiable choices.<br /><ul><li>Document your cost model to </li></ul>determine if the alternative is<br />significant.<br /><ul><li>Choose to include an alternative to</li></ul>traditional Drupal pricing.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  32. 32. For Drupal Gardens to flourish,<br />developers need to educate customers.<br />As developers, we need to know as much as possible<br />about Gardens to offer it as an alternative.<br />In other words… Don’t assume anything. Know your<br />options and limitations.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  33. 33. Drupal 7 developers remain in their<br />comfort zone with no learning curve.<br />The Admin bar:<br />Nothing watered down.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  34. 34. Drupal 7 developers remain in their<br />comfort zone with no learning curve.<br />The Configuration Page:<br />Nothing watered down.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  35. 35. Drupal 7 developers remain in their<br />comfort zone with no learning curve.<br />The Modules Page:<br />Nothing watered down.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  36. 36. Drupal 7 developers remain in their<br />comfort zone with no learning curve.<br />Installed modules are<br />governed by Acquia. You <br />cannot install your own.<br />For additional functionality<br />there’s many documented<br />workarounds, such as:<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  37. 37. Drupal Gardens enables simple<br />workarounds for lack of module install.<br />E-Commerce:<br />Add HTML buttons.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  38. 38. Drupal Gardens enables simple<br />workarounds for lack of module install.<br />E-Commerce:<br />Add HTML buttons.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  39. 39. Drupal Gardens enables simple<br />workarounds for lack of module install.<br />Widgets & Things:<br /> Add a new input format,<br /> create a block, add javascript,<br />jquery, etc.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  40. 40. Drupal Gardens offers feed<br />aggregation and prebuilt displays.<br />Aggregation:<br /><ul><li>RSS
  41. 41. Atom
  42. 42. OPL
  43. 43. Twitter</li></ul>www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  44. 44. Drupal Gardens offers Simple Views,<br />the little brother of the views module.<br />Data mashups for<br />block placement.<br />Recent posts for<br />many content types.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  45. 45. Drupal Gardens now offers<br />Views 3 for the real Drupal power.<br />Views 3<br />Nothing watered<br />Down.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  46. 46. Drupal Gardens makes eye candy<br />simple, fast and attractive.<br />Rotating Banner:<br /><ul><li>Add a block.
  47. 47. Upload Images.
  48. 48. Configure a few settings.
  49. 49. Assign block to a region.
  50. 50. Done.</li></ul>www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  51. 51. Drupal Gardens makes eye candy<br />simple, fast and attractive.<br />Image Gallery:<br /><ul><li>Upload Images.
  52. 52. Configure a few settings.
  53. 53. Done.</li></ul>www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  54. 54. Acquia listens to Drupal Gardens<br />developers by responding to forums.<br />Extensive, categorized forums offer everyone not only, <br />discussions, help and how to’s… but<br />a place to voice desires for new modules. Voting is<br />conducted based on community feedback and <br />module maturity. <br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  55. 55. Drupal Gardens is a full scale<br />development AND theming framework<br />If the last 20 slides weren’t enough to get you curious…<br />Check this out…<br />Live Drupal Gardens theme builder demo<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  56. 56. Drupal Gardens pricing structure fits<br />any budget with value and scalability.<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  57. 57. Launching your customer’s live<br />Drupal Gardens site.<br />Customer Domain Name:<br /><ul><li>Build site under your account.
  58. 58. Customer creates a paid account.
  59. 59. Edit customers CNAME record to</li></ul>point to xxx.drupalgardens.com<br /><ul><li>At customers Site Manager, enter</li></ul>subdomain info.<br /><ul><li>Done.</li></ul>www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />
  60. 60. Thanks for your time and attention <br />www.acquia.com<br />drupalgardens.com<br />www.jay-epstein.com<br />@jeppy64<br />

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