During this intensive one-day class you will learn just how much you can do by installing and configuring Drupal's contributed modules. By the time the class is finished, you will have built a mock client site that includes common, dynamically controlled requirements like:
- An events calendar and listings
- A photo gallery
- User rights management
- Comment moderation
- Editorial workflows, and
- Web forms
In the process, you'll learn about:
- Best practices in Drupal project planning
- Custom content types
- Module selection
- What improvements are coming with Drupal 8
And you won't write a stitch of code.
This course is suitable for users who are new to Drupal. Some experience with web development and/or using Drupal is helpful, but not required. Attendees will receive instructions on how to prepare by setting up Acquia Dev Desktop. Students must bring their own laptop computer.
Why be a builder?
Today's websites are dynamic, feature-rich, and very often collaboratively managed. In the old days, the cost and knowledge required to create such sites would put them out of reach for all but the most skilled developers and largest organizations.
The growth of powerful CMSs like Drupal has brought us to the world of the 'assembled web,' where sites are largely made up of pre-built components that are combined and configured--not custom-coded.
Yesterday's code-centric webmaster has evolved into the experience-centric site builder.
Drupal, with its contributed (FREE) modules and themes, gives the site builder an incredibly powerful and flexible toolkit. These tools make it possible to build sites that are interactive, easily integrated with popular services and applications, infinitely customizable, and capable of supporting multiple classes of users…all without writing a line of code.
Join us and discover what you are capable of when you build with Drupal!