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Drupal 7 Media

Liran Tal

If you like building websites with Drupal you’ll love this guide to introducing multimedia to your sites. Packed with examples, it helps you use HTML5 and the Drupal eco-system to achieve brilliant results.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849516082
Paperback260 pages

About This Book

  • Leverage the best Drupal community modules for media integration
  • Extend media resources such as image styles, slideshows, galleries, and media management to enrich the user experience
  • Learn how to use HTML5 for responsive web design and semantic websites, and implement a better cross-compatible web application

Who This Book Is For

If you are a Drupal site builder and you wish to spice up your web applications with rich media content, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and basic PHP module development in Drupal would be helpful, but is not necessary.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Drupal's Building Blocks
Nodes and entities
Chapter 2: Views, Blocks, and Themes
Blocks and themes
Chapter 3: Working with Images
The Media module
Image galleries
Chapter 4: HTML5 in Drupal
HTML5 form elements
HTML5 media
HTML5 canvas
HTML5 resources
HTML5 in Drupal
A canvas playground
Chapter 5: Video Capabilities
Adding videos hosted on third-party websites
Customizing videos
Adding videos hosted locally
Galleries and playlists
Chapter 6: Audio Capabilities
Supported audio formats
Enabling audio play
Customizing audio nodes
Leveraging audio metadata
Chapter 7: Leveraging Other HTML5 Features
RDFa and Microdata
Visualizing data with graphical charts
Responsive web design
Chapter 8: Enhancing Media Content
Understanding media configuration
Multiple file uploads
Extending image style effects
Enabling rating of content
Chapter 9: Drupal 8 and Beyond
Introduction to Drupal 8
Drupal 8 tour guide

What You Will Learn

  • Set up a custom WYSIWYG profile and text format
  • Learn to manage and embed images in content, and create image galleries and albums
  • Manage and embed videos and audio playlists
  • Set up HTML5-based video and audio players and integrate with JavaScript libraries for native browser support
  • Enhance images with visual effects, and media content with multiple upload widgets, social ratings, watermark effects, and other community-contributed modules
  • Create an HTML5-based canvas drawing application
  • Build a responsive web design layout and semantic website with HTML5 and modern themes

In Detail

Integrating images, video, and audio content on a Drupal site requires knowledge of appropriate community modules, and an understanding of how to configure and connect them properly. With the power of up-to-date technologies such as HTML5, responsive web design, and the best modules available in Drupal's eco-system, we can create the best Drupal 7 media website.

Drupal 7 Media is a practical, hands-on guide that will introduce you to the basic structure of a Drupal site and guide you through the integration of images, videos, and audio content. Learn to leverage the most suitable community modules and up-to-date technology such as HTML5 to offer a great user experience through rich media content.

The book begins with a practical introduction to the basic Drupal building blocks. It then breaks down each media resource, and explores them in detail.

You will learn how to leverage Drupal’s community modules to implement support for images, videos, and audio content, along with the best practices for implementation. We will be mentioning ideas throughout the book, which you can extend upon and use to build your own web applications. We will explore HTML5 support for media resources, the semantic web, and responsive web design, which are key topics in modern web application development. We will then build upon this knowledge and add more functionality to our sample website, such as support for analytic charts and customizing images, all of which we will implement using our own custom modules.

You will learn everything you need to know about building, extending, and configuring a Drupal 7 media web application.


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