Introduction to Drupal Pavel Zemliansky, Ph.D WRTC JMU www.drupal.org
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.
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
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
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
Interested in Learning More? www.drupal.org www.pz-writing.net email@example.com
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
A Drupal Installation and Configuration Walk-Through