Drupal by Cindy McCourt
The Guide to Planning and Building Websites

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A complete lifecycle guide to planning and building a site with Drupal

Drupal allows you to quickly and easily build a wide variety of web sites, from very simple blog sites to extremely complex sites that integrate with other systems. In order to maximize what Drupal can do for you, you need to plan. Whether you are building with Drupal 6 or 7, this book details the steps necessary to plan your site so you can make informed decisions before you start to build.Explains how to define the scope of your projectShows you how to create a design plan taking into consideration how Drupal worksHelps you make informed decisions regarding development methodologies, environments, standards, and site securityReviews ways to assess the use of existing and/or custom Drupal modulesTeaches you how to avoid common pitfalls that can impact a successful site launchWalks you through preparing for post-launch site maintenance and management tasksDetails incorporating the nature of open source systems into your management strategiesIdentifies ways to interact with members of the Drupal community

The processes and techniques provided in this book will empower you to create a successful and sustainable site with Drupal.


About Cindy McCourt

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Cindy McCourt is a freelance Drupal planner and builder, instructor, project manager, and facilitator. She has written technical papers and instructions on many topics for governmental and private sector clients. She maintains a close relationship with the Drupal community through her blog, at http://idcminnovations.com, by speaking at Drupal events, and by offering Drupal training. She is also a partner at Acquia, the company owned by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert.
Published July 12, 2011 by Wrox. 504 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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