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  • Copyright 2009
  • Dimensions: 7x9-1/4
  • Pages: 456
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-713669-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-713669-8

The first definitive, in-depth guide to customizing Drupal web sites with behaviors, themes, and templates

  • Reaches the fast-growing community of Drupal web site builders and developers, and focuses on the area where they're most desperate for information: customized visual and interactive design
  • Includes several step-by-step case studies showing how to build and customize sites from scratch
  • Foreword and promotional support from Dries Buytaert, Drupal project founder and community lead
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    Table of Contents

    Foreword xvii

    Preface xix

    Acknowledgments xxiii

    About the Authors xxv

    Chapter 1: Web Page Design 1

    Describing Content 2

    Organizing Lists of Content 8

    Page Design and Layout 14

    Interaction 20

    Code 22

    Work Flow 25

    Summary 29

    Chapter 2: The Themers’ Toolkit 31

    A Gentle Introduction 32

    Theming Strategies 33

    Drupal Terminology 36

    Must-Have Modules 42

    Browser Tools 60

    Language References 65

    Maintaining Your System 69

    Summary 71

    Chapter 3: Working with Drupal Themes 73

    Finding Themes 74

    Installing Drupal Themes 78

    Administering Themes 82

    Anatomy of a Theme 88

    Starter Themes 94

    Migrating to Drupal 6 99

    Summary 104

    Chapter 4: The Drupal Page 107

    Elements of a Page 107

    Sitewide Page Variables 109

    Navigation and Menus 115

    Grid Work 120

    Search 126

    Changing Templates 128

    Alias: Page 133

    Taxonomy Templates 138

    Delivering Plain Content 141

    Summary 149

    Chapter 5: Drupal Content 151

    Node Templates 151

    Gaining More Control Than $content Provides 155

    Node Template Variables 161

    Pages and Teasers 165

    Images 169

    Making Lists of Content with Views 177

    Summary 181

    Chapter 6: Customizing the Content-Editing Forms 183

    Web Forms 184

    Form Candy 185

    Rich Text Editing 195

    Altering Forms with FAPI 201

    Multiple-Page Forms 210

    Improving Access to Edit Screens 212

    Summary 217

    Chapter 7: Users and Community Participation 219

    Users 219

    Granting and Restricting Access 227

    Community Comments 231

    User-Generated Content 235

    Spam 240

    Private Web Site Areas 244

    Summary 248

    Chapter 8: Administrative Interfaces 251

    Creating a Custom Administrative Interface 252

    Task-Based Navigation 256

    Administrative Menus 261

    Administrative Dashboards and Control Panels 266

    Custom Administrative Screens 270

    Error! 279

    Summary 283

    Chapter 9: Learning JavaScript 285

    JavaScript versus DOM 286

    The JavaScript Language 287

    Object Orientation in JavaScript 293

    Summary 309

    Chapter 10: An Introduction to jQuery 311

    A First Look at jQuery 313

    Using jQuery 320

    Leveraging jQuery’s Full Potential 333

    Using Other JavaScript Libraries 343

    Summary 344

    Chapter 11: JavaScript in Drupal 345

    Server-Side Drupal Integration 345

    Architecting a Component 353

    Example: Horizontal Scroller 355

    Using Plugins and jQuery UI 377

    Summary 380

    Appendix A: Installing Drupal 381

    Setting Up a Development Server 381

    Configuring Document Root and Virtual Hosts 383

    Installing Drupal–and Common Hurdles to Its Installation 385

    A Quick Glance at the Admin Area 388

    Installing Modules 389

    Appendix B: Supplemental Code 391

    template 391

    demo-module 397

    template-skeleton 400

    horizscroll and horizscroll-datasource 404

    sparkline 415

    Index 419

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