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Googling Your Way to Drupal Success (11/05/25 - Inky Serritslev)

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Googling Your Way to Drupal Success (11/05/25 - Inky Serritslev)

  1. 1. Welcome to: Googling your way to Drupal Success Using the power of the Internet and Drupal Communities to teach yourself Drupal Skills May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev A DrupalCape Presentation by: Inky Serritslev
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  8. 8. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Drupal.org is “the source”
  9. 9. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev <ul><li>Most often, I’m searching for: </li></ul><ul><li>A module to do something for me </li></ul><ul><li>Help on a module that’s not working (as I think it should) </li></ul><ul><li>Troubleshooting an error message </li></ul>Basics of Drupal.org
  10. 10. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Basis of Drupal development is through Modules (especially If you don’t know php) http://drupal.org/project/modules Currently 7991 full projects and 1629 in development Note that “Modules” = “Projects” Basics of Drupal.org
  11. 11. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Basics of Drupal.org
  12. 12. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Anatomy of a module page Basics of Drupal.org
  13. 13. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Anatomy of a module page <ul><li>Overview – why you want to use this module </li></ul><ul><li>Project information – maintenance, categories, installs </li></ul><ul><li>Issues search & recent issues </li></ul><ul><li>Related projects </li></ul>
  14. 14. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Anatomy of a module page <ul><li>Overview – why you want to use this module </li></ul><ul><li>Project information – maintenance, categories, installs </li></ul><ul><li>Issues search & recent issues </li></ul><ul><li>Related projects </li></ul>
  15. 15. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Anatomy of a module page <ul><li>Overview – why you want to use this module </li></ul><ul><li>Project information – maintenance, categories, installs </li></ul><ul><li>Issues search & recent issues – USE THIS!! </li></ul><ul><li>Related projects </li></ul>
  16. 16. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Anatomy of a module page <ul><li>Overview – why you want to use this module </li></ul><ul><li>Project information – maintenance, categories, installs </li></ul><ul><li>Issues search & recent issues </li></ul><ul><li>Related projects </li></ul>
  17. 17. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Using the issues search – building the community
  18. 18. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Using the issues search – building the community
  19. 19. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Using the issues search – building the community
  20. 20. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Being part of the Community <ul><li>Drupal Code of Conduct </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be considerate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be respectful </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be Collaborative </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When we disagree, we consult others </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When we are unsure, we ask for help </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Step down considerately </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://drupal.org/dcoc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Being part of the Community <ul><li>Roger Saner’s Code of Conduct </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read the documentation. Yes, RTFM applies - always. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to ask a question: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;I'm trying to achieve [A]. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I thought the best way to do this was to [B]. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I read the documentation and it said to do [X]. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I did it, I expected to see [Y] but actually saw [Z]. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What am I doing wrong?“ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask your question in the right channels. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://groups.drupal.org/node/77228 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Being part of the Community Intelligent questions receive intelligent answers. And that includes grammar and spelling, too!
  23. 23. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Being part of the Community
  24. 24. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev <ul><li>The World beyond Drupal.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lullabot (free) & Drupalize.me (paid) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.lullabot.com & http://drupalize.me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mustardseed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://mustardseedmedia.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The learning curve to the Drupal CMS is less like a curve, more like a cliff. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube is a winner with practically anything </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can find others on http://drupal.org/training-services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IRC </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Beyond Drupal – Supporting Skills <ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.w3schools.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.css3.info </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Beyond Drupal – Supporting Skills <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.colourlovers.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://kuler.adobe.com </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  27. 27. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Beyond Drupal – Supporting Skills <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fontface </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Beyond Drupal – Supporting Skills http://www.favicon.cc
  29. 29. May 2011 Presenter: Inky Serritslev Beyond Drupal – Supporting Skills Search: “Showcase xxx” http://www.smashingmagazine.com http://www.webdesignerdepot.com
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