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Drupal for rlace

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Drupal for beginners class for RLACE 6/7/12

Drupal for beginners class for RLACE 6/7/12

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    • 1. Drupal 7 forRLACE
    • 2. Who isthis guy?
    • 3. Adult Services Computer Lab
    • 4. Digital Media Lab
    • 5. Desks
    • 6. And Websites Of course
    • 7. http://franklinparklibrary.org/
    • 8. http://business.skokielibrary.info/
    • 9. http://www.nsbdf.org/
    • 10. Lots of Wordpress too
    • 11. Others
    • 12. SkokieNet
    • 13. Arlington Heights Memorial Library
    • 14. Ann Arbor Public Library, MI SOPAC
    • 15. New York Public Library, NY
    • 16. IUPUI
    • 17. I RULE !!1!! k pe riod” he “ I sucT Time Me
    • 18. Why Drupal?• Free – Open Source – Evolving• Add-ons* (Modules)• Menus• User permissions*• Themes• Tagging*• Comments*• RSS• Integration of blogs• Fluid front page
    • 19. Why to Avoid Drupal• Updating• Databases• Slow (if not hosted correctly)• The learning curve• It breaks
    • 20. ••• Hosts Bluehost GoDaddy GreenGeeks• A2 Hosting• Acquia• LISHost• Your local consortium
    • 21. Easy local install• Acquia DAMP- DrupalApacheMySQLPHP• Bitnami• LAMP (less easy)• WAMP (less easy)
    • 22. Languageof DrupalThe hardest part for new architects
    • 23. Themes Drupal Theme Page
    • 24. But I want my own theme• Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    • 25. Keep in mind• CSS vs. Tables• Accessibility – Per Capita Grants – http://groups.drupal.org/node/18595? – http://www.ada.gov/websites2_prnt.pdf
    • 26. Firefox/Firebug are your friends
    • 27. My favorite theme helpers• Firefox http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html• Firebug http://getfirebug.com/• Colorzilla http://www.colorzilla.com/firefox/• Coral IE Tab https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10909• Web Developer Toolbar https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/60• Notepad++ http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
    • 28. ModulesWhat are they? Add-ons Add capabilities Core vs. Contributed
    • 29. Not using Fields andViews?
    • 30. What is Fields?http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike9alive/479092117/
    • 31. What is Views?http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/3410783929/
    • 32. Togetherhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jonperson/2849999933/
    • 33. Example Fields and View
    • 34. Same information
    • 35. Same again
    • 36. Other non-core Modules youMUST check out
    • 37. Panels CTools
    • 38. Pathauto Token
    • 39. Date andCalendar
    • 40. WYSIWYG
    • 41. GoogleAnalytics
    • 42. Webform
    • 43. NiceMenusMegaMenu, Superfish, DHTML Menu
    • 44. Feeds
    • 45. Mollom CAPTCHA, ReCAPTCHA
    • 46. Scheduler
    • 47. OrganicGroups
    • 48. Backup andMigrate
    • 49. Where to learn more• GotDrupal.com? http://gotdrupal.com/ • Using Drupal• Drupal Dojo http://drupaldojo.com/• • Drupal for Dummies Drupal Handbooks http://drupal.org/handbooks• Support http://drupal.org/forum • Drupal for Education• Lullabot http://drupalize.me/• and E-Learning Mustardseed Media http://mustardseedmedia.com/podcast• Lynda.com/ • Front End Drupal• Drupal Planet http://drupal.org/planet• • Sams Teach Yourself Skill Compass http://skillcompass.org/learning-resources Drupal In 24 Hours
    • 50. Please feel free to contact me @ mjacobsen@skokielibrary.info http://twitter.com/mickjacobsenhttp://www.slideshare.net/mjacobsen/drupal-for-nonwimpy-librarians-ilead-u-2011
    • 51. Dirty Hands• Configuration • Structure• Core Modules – Content types• Download a Module – Taxonomy• Creating content – Views• Themes – Display• User Settings• Menus