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    1. 1. Drupal 7 forRLACE
    2. 2. Who isthis guy?
    3. 3. Adult Services Computer Lab
    4. 4. Digital Media Lab
    5. 5. Desks
    6. 6. And Websites Of course
    7. 7. http://franklinparklibrary.org/
    8. 8. http://business.skokielibrary.info/
    9. 9. http://www.nsbdf.org/
    10. 10. Lots of Wordpress too
    11. 11. Others
    12. 12. SkokieNet
    13. 13. Arlington Heights Memorial Library
    14. 14. Ann Arbor Public Library, MI SOPAC
    15. 15. New York Public Library, NY
    16. 16. IUPUI
    17. 17. I RULE !!1!! k pe riod” he “ I sucT Time Me
    18. 18. Why Drupal?• Free – Open Source – Evolving• Add-ons* (Modules)• Menus• User permissions*• Themes• Tagging*• Comments*• RSS• Integration of blogs• Fluid front page
    19. 19. Why to Avoid Drupal• Updating• Databases• Slow (if not hosted correctly)• The learning curve• It breaks
    20. 20. ••• Hosts Bluehost GoDaddy GreenGeeks• A2 Hosting• Acquia• LISHost• Your local consortium
    21. 21. Easy local install• Acquia DAMP- DrupalApacheMySQLPHP• Bitnami• LAMP (less easy)• WAMP (less easy)
    22. 22. Languageof DrupalThe hardest part for new architects
    23. 23. Themes Drupal Theme Page
    24. 24. But I want my own theme• Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
    25. 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. 26. Firefox/Firebug are your friends
    27. 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. 28. ModulesWhat are they? Add-ons Add capabilities Core vs. Contributed
    29. 29. Not using Fields andViews?
    30. 30. What is Fields?http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike9alive/479092117/
    31. 31. What is Views?http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/3410783929/
    32. 32. Togetherhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jonperson/2849999933/
    33. 33. Example Fields and View
    34. 34. Same information
    35. 35. Same again
    36. 36. Other non-core Modules youMUST check out
    37. 37. Panels CTools
    38. 38. Pathauto Token
    39. 39. Date andCalendar
    40. 40. WYSIWYG
    41. 41. GoogleAnalytics
    42. 42. Webform
    43. 43. NiceMenusMegaMenu, Superfish, DHTML Menu
    44. 44. Feeds
    45. 45. Mollom CAPTCHA, ReCAPTCHA
    46. 46. Scheduler
    47. 47. OrganicGroups
    48. 48. Backup andMigrate
    49. 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. 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. 51. Dirty Hands• Configuration • Structure• Core Modules – Content types• Download a Module – Taxonomy• Creating content – Views• Themes – Display• User Settings• Menus

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