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Introduction to Drupal
Introduction to Drupal
Introduction to Drupal
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Introduction to Drupal
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Introduction to Drupal
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  • 1. Introduction to Drupal
    Pavel Zemliansky, Ph.D
    WRTC
    JMU
    www.drupal.org
  • 2. Description of SMAD 404
    Study of advanced techniques in interactive media for online and fixed media delivery. Emphasis on emerging technologies and professional development strategies. Includes creation of an interactive portfolio.
  • 3. The Purpose of Today’s Session
    Provide a brief introduction to Drupal
    Outline some possible uses of Drupal as a web design and web communication platform
    Demonstrate the process of installing and configuring a Drupal site
  • 4. What is Drupal?
    Drupal is a content management system
    Drupal is an open-source content management system
    Drupal is a very versatile and extendable open-source content management system
  • 5.
  • 6. Advantages of Using Drupal
    Almost limitless extendibility
    Allows for quick creation of social web sites (web 2.0)
    Ease of installation
    Free
    Supported by a robust community of developers and designers
  • 7. Interested in Learning More?
    www.drupal.org
    www.pz-writing.net
    zemliapx@jmu.edu
  • 8. Disadvantages of Using Drupal
    Fairly steep learning curve
    To radically change the look and structure of pre-made themes, some knowledge of CSS and PHP is required
    No centralized tech support, which may be an issue for enterprise and organizational users
  • 9. A Drupal Installation and Configuration Walk-Through
  • 10. Some High-Profile Drupal Sites
    www.whitehouse.gov
    www.nasa.gov
    www.mattel.com
    http://www.nysenate.gov/
    www.icitizenforum.com
    www.theonion.com
  • 11. Resources and Tutorials
    The Drupal Handbook (http://drupal.org/handbook/customization/tutorials)
    12 Drupal tutorials for beginners (http://mydrupal.com/drupal-tutorials)
    Drupal Therapy (http://www.drupaltherapy.com/)
    Funnymonkey—Drupalfor Educators (http://www.funnymonkey.com/)

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