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