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About this product
- Author(s)Mark Noble
- PublisherPackt Publishing Limited
- Date of Publication22/12/2008
- GenreComputing: Professional & Programming
- Place of PublicationBirmingham
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPackt Publishing Limited
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight606 g
- Width190 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Table Of ContentsChapter 1 - Introduces Drupal as well as the Good Eatin website, our fictional client for this book. We will download and install Drupal onto our webserver and perform a basic setup of the site. Chapter 2 In this chapter, we will begin building the content of our website and setup the navigation system. Next, we will add images and slideshows to the site. Finally, we will install a custom theme for our site to change its overall appearance. Chapter 3 In this chapter, we use CCK and views to create the restaurants menu showing the items available at each meal. We will also use Taxonomies to categorize the content in the menu. Chapter 4 In this chapter we will invite our customers to interact with the site using comments, rating content, filling out polls, and answering surveys. Chapter 5 In this chapter, we build a company blog so customers can easily get timely updates from our company and we integrate content from blogs on other websites. Chapter 6 In this chapter, we create a calendar to display current events at the Good Eatin website. We will also build a newsletter so we can deliver information straight to our customer s inboxes on a regular basis. Chapter 7 In this chapter, we integrate content from several popular services including Flickr, YouTube, and Google Maps to enhance our site. We will also discuss publishing our website to social networking sites like Digg and del.ico.us. Chapter 8 In this chapter, we add downloadable content to our site including PDF files and other freebies. We will also discuss ways of automatically generating printable content and PDF files from our pages so customers can save any content they want for future usage. Chapter 9 In this chapter, we setup a takeout menu for our restaurant and allow customers to place orders online and pay for them at our eCommerce site. Chapter 10 In this chapter, we discuss maintaining your site including backing up files, optimizing your site, and updating the site when new versions of Drupal and custom modules are released. Chapter 11 In this chapter, we explore ways of adapting the techniques we have learned in this book to a variety of other types of businesses. We also discuss outsourcing your website development to a professional and leveraging the knowledge you gained in this book to ensure you get the site you want for the best possible price.
- Author BiographyMark Noble has worked in software development and website design for over 13 years in a variety of capacities including development, quality assurance, and management. He takes pride in developing software and websites to make businesses run more effectively and delights in helping users to get their jobs done more easily. Mark currently works developing websites to help libraries manage their books. He also does occasional contract work for clients in a variety of industries. When he isn't in front of a computer, Mark enjoys playing with his family, photography, and geocaching.
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