Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide

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  • Build cutting edge websites with Drupal 7
  • Discover important concepts for HTML5 and why it’s time to start building websites with HTML5, if you haven’t already
  • Learn important patterns for JavaScript and AJAX in Drupal 7
  • Realize interesting ways to integrate multi-media with Drupal 7
  • Find out how becoming more involved with the Drupal development community can help you build better websites
  • Set up a development environment, and learn to use Git and Drush
  • Learn how to do e-commerce with Drupal 7
  • Uncover how much fun it can be to build websites with Drupal 7

Drupal is a powerful PHP content management system that allows you to build a wide variety of websites. By combining the power of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS, you can develop and customize a fully-functional, world-class website. This book also covers some important changes from Drupal 6 to version 7, so even experienced Drupal users will find this straightforward guide useful.

Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner's Guide has numerous code examples that will not only introduce new Drupal 7 development concepts, but will give you the skills needed to build a world-class Drupal website. By following the development of a recipe-sharing, e-commerce site, you will quickly and easily get your own Drupal site up and running.

Starting from a solid Drupal 7development environment, this book will show you how to extend Drupal with front-end code using Ajax, jQuery, and server side PHP. In addition to learning how to integrate HTML5, the book will cover responsive web design, and cutting edge CSS3. Using the example of an e-commerce and social networking site, this book will develop your Drupal programming skills so that you will be capable of developing advanced code good enough to be shared with the Drupal community.

  • A hands-on, example-driven guide to programming Drupal websites
  • Discover a number of new features for Drupal 7 through practical and interesting examples while building a fully functional recipe sharing website
  • Learn about web content management, multi-media integration, and e-commerce in Drupal 7
Page Count 366
Course Length 10 hours 58 minutes
ISBN 9781849516808
Date Of Publication 22 May 2012


Kurt Madel

Kurt Madel is a senior manager and developer for Captech Consulting in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He has worked on open source CMS projects for over 6 years. Kurt contributes regularly to Drupal.org and is the maintainer of several modules. In addition to Drupal, he has been doing Java EE development since 2000 and has focused on mobile web development over the last 2 years. When he is not writing or programming, Kurt enjoys cycling and spending time with his wife and four boys.