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“For Drupal to succeed, we need books like this.”
–Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and project lead
“Drupal faces a common problem on the Web–the relative lack of new, high quality themes. Front End Drupal tackles this problem directly and is designed to help both experienced designers and rank novices get an understanding of how Drupal theming works. In fact, I’ll be the first to admit I learned a lot from this book.”
– Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and project lead
The Practical, Complete Guide to Customizing Drupal Sites with Behaviors, Themes, and Templates
Drupal is now the world’s #1 open source content management system: Thousands of individuals and organizations are using it to build and update Web sites of virtually every kind. As Web designers and developers adopt Drupal, they need ways to quickly customize the visuals and interactivity of their sites. Drupal offers powerful tools for doing so, but little guidance on using them effectively. Front End Drupal is the solution. In this book, two expert Drupal developers cover everything you need to know to create great visual designs and state-of-the-art interactivity with Drupal’s behaviors, themes, and templates.
Front End Drupal is 100% focused on issues of site design, behavior, usability, and management. The authors show how to style Drupal sites, make the most of Drupal’s powerful templating system, build sophisticated community sites, streamline site management, and build more portable, flexible themes. You’ll also gain hands-on experience through several case studies that walk you through the customization of everything from page templates to Web site forums.
About the Web Site
The accompanying site, frontenddrupal.com, contains all sample code and themes presented in this book.
Chapter 1: Web Page Design
Chapter 2: The Themers' Toolkit
Chapter 3: Working with Drupal Themes
Chapter 4: The Drupal Page
Chapter 5: Drupal Content
Chapter 6: Customizing the Content Editing Forms
Chapter 7: Users and Community Participation
Chapter 8: Administrative Interfaces
Chapter 10: An introduction to jQuery
Appendix A: Installing Drupal
Appendix B: Supplemental Code