If you?re a solo website designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal 7, this hands-on book will give you the tools and techniques to get you going. Award-winning designer Dani Nordin guides you through site planning, teaches you how to create solid, user-centered design, and shows you tricks for using real, honest-to-goodness, developer Ninja Magick.
With this book, site builders and designers familiar with HTML and CSS get a compilation of three short guides?Planning Drupal Projects, Design and Prototyping for Drupal, and Drupal Development Tricks for Designers?at a price that?s lower than these three books combined. You also get special "director?s material" you won?t find anywhere else.
- Plan and estimate your project by discovering your client?s goals and audience perceptions
- Choose the right modules for your project, and learn about several go-to modules
- Learn strategies for sketching, wireframing, and designing effective layouts
- Use LessCSS to organize CSS and help you theme your site more efficiently
- Discover how to work with Drupal on the command line
- Set up a development environment, and learn how to collaborate on code with others
- Learn the basics of Git?the free, open source version control system