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ISBN: 1847199046
Author: Timi Ogunjobi
Language: English
Publisher: Packt Publishing (August 19, 2009)
Pages: 272
Category: Web Development & Design
Subcategory: IT
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 422
Size Fb2: 1956 kb
Size ePub: 1465 kb
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With this book almost anyone with just a bit of Drupal knowledge can build a web site and tailor it to his/he needs. This book is a project-based guide to developing web applications with Drupal.

With this book almost anyone with just a bit of Drupal knowledge can build a web site and tailor it to his/he needs. You will be guided, by means of illustrated hands-on example projects, to build foundation projects that you may easily adapt or enhance to create even more powerful web projects

Drupal 6 Site Blueprints - Timi Ogunjobi. Timi has previously had another Drupal book published, titled Adventures in Drupal. He has also published several fiction and nonfiction books, and has been featured in several anthologies.

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Packt Publishing is pleased to announce the release of a new Drupal book called Drupal 6 Site Blueprints authored by Timi Ogunjobi. Publisher: Packt Publishing. Release Date: August 2009. Ready-made plans for 12 different professional Drupal sites. Instant Drupal – Build 12 exciting and simple web projects. Expand and tailor the sample projects to your client's need.

Timi Ogunjobi is a Technical Writer, Web Developer and Open Source Evangelist. That is what led me to purchase this book, "Drupal 6 Site Blueprints

Timi Ogunjobi is a Technical Writer, Web Developer and Open Source Evangelist. Trained as an engineer, Timi has been developing web applications in several frameworks for more than 7 years and has also been writing for more than a decade on a wide variety of topics. That is what led me to purchase this book, "Drupal 6 Site Blueprints.

Of course, there are many ways to achieve the same type of site you want from Drupal but i think this book provides the best examples and modules used for a given site you want to develop. As someone who is experienced in using Drupal, they can tell you some of the most frequently used modules and core features are CCK, Views, Image, Taxonomy, Menu and all these are covered extensively in this book.

The hands-on example projects in this book are based on fictitious web site development briefs, and they illustrate practical ways of applying Drupal. The book dives straight into the process of constructing the featured projects. A chapter is dedicated to each example web site project. Each chapter contains a fictitious brief from which we derive the list of core and contributed modules that we will require to implement the project. Then each chapter progresses into step-by-step instructions for building the web project, aided by the extensive use of screenshots. When you have completed each project, you will have the knowledge and confidence to apply the techniques you have learned to create your own custom web application. This book is for anybody who wants to build a range of Drupal sites, and see how to apply the many available Drupal plugins and features in different scenarios. If you develop Drupal sites professionally, or would like to try building web sites as a freelancer, this is a great book to help you get started.

Comments:

Tenius
I'm Pretty new to Drupal. But having gotten a sense of the application starting out, I quickly came to understand that it involves working with a lot of components (modules, etc.) on a very granular level. I learned that the Drupal community refers to "recipes" for Drupal sites as a set of instructions--laying out which combination of modules and node/block configuration one might use to build this or that kind of site. Its really a wonderful program in that you can begin with one core installation and then "cook up" any number of very complex and feature-rich websites.

That is what led me to purchase this book, "Drupal 6 Site Blueprints." I had learned the basics with one book already (more on that later), but now I felt that a book that offered a collection of "recipes"--or blueprints, as the title suggested--would provide me with more depth in understanding how to use it.

I was extremely disappointed with this book, though. It was broken into chapters for building 12 different kinds of website, but it was lacking in any real depth. But the worst part about it--the part that makes me actually want my money back--was that it wasted time , ink and paper on mindless redundancy.

The book would present a simple outline for the components/modules for a given site and then explain how to activate and configure the modules to achieve the desired effect. However, in subsequent chapters the book repeatedly referenced many of the same modules that had already been covered, and then proceed to repeat the same set of instructions that they had before...almost verbatim! This would often involve whole pages of repeated copy and screenshots to say the same thing.

Naturally many sites would share some common modules that are basic to certain kinds of usage, so they would want to be referenced again. But why not simply use a citation to the previously covered material? ("see module x instructions on page xx") Then the rest of the new chapter/site could cover the new material in greater depth to provide greater understanding.

I haven't gone through the book and done an actual count, but it felt to me that if you removed all of the obvious redundancy, the book might have had a quarter to a third fewer pages. That's just lazy writing, and even worse editing.

If you are looking for a book to learn Drupal and try out a number of site blueprints, I have to recommend that you not buy this book. A book I can wholeheartedly recommend is "Using Drupal" from O'Reilly Press. I was the first book I read and provided not only an excellent introduction to the application, but also had a number of very thorough, in-depth recipes for a number of pretty diverse sites.

This is my first product review on Amazon, and I'm sorry that it had to be so negative. Unfortunately, my feelings were so strong about the way it was written, that I felt I had to post something.
Hystana
Will make this brief. Book is semi-professional, at best. Grade: D+ (Improvement needed. Not satisfactory.)

Surprised that Proofreader Dirk Manuel and others would even want to be on credits page of this book. Dan Morrison and Ken Rickard Reviewers.

Am actually trying to install one of the projects, am stuck, because the explanation requires guessing on my part, and I need to vent. Author helps you know general outlines of projects (eg which modules are needed), helps you get started on projects, but provides far far too little details on all of the projects I have started so far.

Specifically, total pages for 12 projects 220, and many pages have just diagrams duplicated from Drupal or Drupal modules, or are half-pages. Quite frankly, I sense that the author might not have taken this book very seriously. His "book dedication" says "made possible by God" but then he says "mission from God". I find that offensive. Some of his content and style is quirky at best. Project 12 is a new aggregation site for "bad news"? Project 11 is an "alien spotting" google map site created for Rita, the wife of flaky husband "Winston groovy" who claims to be an alien abductee. Hello!
Varshav
This is not a comprehensive book, and that's why I like it. It moves quickly through the design and implementation of a dozen different sites, and what this does -- unlike every other drupal books I've read -- is provide a clear picture of how to actually do drupal.

Drupal is so complex that it's easy to get lost in the details as you're learning it. By showing you only one way to implement a social networking site, for example (instead of considering all the options), this book shows you more clearly what it looks like to evaluate the clients' needs, create the right content types install the right modules, and set the right permissions. After a quick look at twelve different sites, you get a good sense of the process you'll need to follow with any type of site.

There are are other, more comprehensive drupal books that will cover the endless options that drupal offers. Go ahead buy these. That helps the economy and supports people who have been donating way too much of their time to the drupal community. But if you're trying to figure out drupal, this is a very good place to start. This book does the best job I've seen of presenting the general process.

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