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  • Who is this guy anyway?
    • Adult Services Librarian, Skokie Public Library
    • Formerly the Adult and Web Services Librarian, Franklin Park Public Library
    • Designed Franklin Park Public Library’s website using Drupal
    • Designed Library Production Studio’s website using Drupal
    • Part of the design team for the Skokie Business Portal website using Drupal
    • Helped a few libraries get started with Drupal
  • Content Management Systems (Framework)
    • Drupal
    • Wordpress
    • Joomla
    • Plone
    • Mambo
    • Etc.
  • Why Drupal?
    • Free – Open Source – Evolving
    • Menus
    • User permissions
      • Empower everybody/Spread the responsibility
    • Themes
    • Comments
    • RSS
    • Integration of blogs
    • Fluid front page
    • User profiles
  • So, is it easy?
  • Famous Drupal sites
  • A few local libraries using Drupal
  • And a few more
  • How it works
  • What we will go over
      • Language
      • Getting Started
      • Themes
      • Modules
        • Concentrating on CCK and Views
      • User permissions
      • Blocks
      • Menus
  • Drupalese
    • Blocks
    • Themes
    • Core
    • Modules
    • Taxonomy
    • Weight
    • Node
    • Path
    • Page/Story/Content Type
    • Drupal 6
  • Basic configurations
    • Site Name
    • Email address
    • Slogan
    • Mission
    • Date and Time
    • Clean URLs
    • Offline?
      • Remember /user to log in again
  • Themes Drupal Theme Page
  • Settings for your theme
    • Global Settings (pay attention to tabs)
    • Display post
    • Toggle Display
    • Color Scheme
    • Logo
    • Favicon
    • Switching Themes
  • But I want my own theme
    • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Firefox/Firebug are your friends
  • Zen “ Zen is the ultimate starting theme for Drupal.” http://drupal.org/project/zen
  • Keep in mind
    • CSS vs. Tables
    • Accessibility
      • Per Capita Grants
      • http://groups.drupal.org/node/18595?
      • http://www.ada.gov/websites2_prnt.pdf
  • Modules
    • What are they?
      • Add-ons
      • Add capabilities
      • Awesome!
  • Core Modules
    • Blogs
    • Profiles
    • Page/Story
    • Menu
    • Blocks
    • Taxonomy
    • Path
  • Contributed Modules
    • Which ones to use ?
      • Releases
      • Issues
    Image by John Forsythe http://blamcast.net/articles/drupal-modules-word-cloud
  • Content Construction Kit (CCK) and Views Modules
  • CCK
    • Create content types
      • Youth programs
      • Teen programs
      • Adult programs
      • Databases
      • Blogs
      • Recommended websites
  • Views
    • Lists, lists, and more lists
      • All programs, youth programs, adult programs, repeating programs, etc.
      • Blocks
      • Calendar
      • A particular user’s posts
      • Image Galleries
      • Slideshows
      • Ratings
  • Hard to picture?
  • Taxonomy
  • A few cool modules
    • Pathauto
    • SOPAC
    • Web Form
    • Sign up
    • Date and Date API
    • Calendar
    • Image Field and Image API
    • Image Cache
    • Scheduler
    • Text Size
    • Five Star and Vote API
    • Printer Friendly
    • WYSIWYG API
    • FCKeditor
    • Image Assist
    • CAPTCHA
    • Panels
    • Content Template
    • Nice Menus
    • Administration Menu
    • Google Analytics
    • Link
  • User Permissions: divide and conquer
  • Blocks
    • Where
      • Sidebars
      • Header
      • Footer
      • Content
      • Depends on Theme
      • Use your CSS
    • Configure
  • Menus
    • Primary, Secondary, and Navigation
    • Settings
    • While creating content
    • Weight
    • Contextual Menus
    • Nice Menus Module
    • DHTML Menu
  • Basic options for content
    • Split summary
    • Input format
    • Revision information
    • Comment settings
    • File attachments
    • URL path settings
    • Authoring information
    • Publishing options
  • Good online resources
    • Learn by the Drop http://learnbythedrop.com/
    • Drupal4lib Listserv http://listserv.uic.edu/archives/drupal4lib.html
    • GotDrupal.com? http://gotdrupal.com/
    • Drupalib- Drupal for Libraries http://drupalib.interoperating.info/
    • Drupal Dojo http://drupaldojo.com/
    • Getting Started http://drupal.org/getting-started/6
    • Drupal Handbooks http://drupal.org/handbooks
    • Support http://drupal.org/forum
    • Library Drupal Group http://groups.drupal.org/libraries
    • Lullabot http://www.lullabot.com/
  • A few books on Drupal
  • Local groups
    • NSLS, DLS, PALS Web Services CoP
      • June 15 th 10-12 at the Oak Park Public Library
    • ALA Drupal4Lib BoF
      • ALA 2009 … still working out the time
  • Please feel free to contact me @ [email_address] http://twitter.com/mickjacobsen