Drupal noob

If I Knew Then What I Know Now...

Target Skill Level: 
Beginners

Flexibility is what makes Drupal such a powerful CMS. However, sorting through the sheer abundance of options can prove challenging for beginners. It’s hard to know where to start, and searching online for help can lead to information overload.

So what is a Drupal n00b to do?

This session will cover the things I wish someone had told me as a fresh-faced young Drupalist. We’ll talk about building your first Drupal site, getting started with theming, and how I learned to stop worrying and love the module.

Session Block: 
2

Planning Drupal Sites

Target Skill Level: 
Everyone

Traditional HTML website planning techniques fall short when used to plan a Drupal site. In an article comparing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone, Idealware said "The flexibility of the [Drupal] system means it's important to think through the best way to accomplish what you want before diving in." Drupal Websites: A Planner's Guide ( http://planningdrupalsites.com ) is online to help you make informed decisions about your Drupal projects. I won't bore you with what you can already see online.

Session Block: 
3

Setting up a Dev site on shared hosting

Target Skill Level: 
Beginners

How to set up simple development and production sites on shared hosting.

Planning Drupal Sites

Target Skill Level: 
Everyone

Traditional HTML website planning techniques fall short when used to plan a Drupal site. In an article comparing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone, Idealware said "The flexibility of the [Drupal] system means it's important to think through the best way to accomplish what you want before diving in."

What's a Drupal?

Target Skill Level: 
Beginners

You - maybe you're curious about web development, but don't really know where to get started or how to find help.  Maybe you're already done some development and you keep hearing about Drupal.  You have something of an idea as to why open source software is a good thing philosophically, but want to understand better why it's a good thing practically.

This session - the one you should come to first.

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