From the Back Cover
Plan and execute each phase of your Drupal website
Drupal enables you to build a wide variety of websites quickly and easily, from simple blog sites to complex sites that integrate with other systems. In order to maximize what Drupal can do for your website, you need to plan. With this comprehensive book, Drupal expert Cindy McCourt walks you through planning your Drupal site, using optimal methods for leveraging the power and flexibility of the Drupal framework. Regardless of your level of experience working with Drupal, this guide provides you with a series of analyses and tasks from a Drupal perspective that allows you to start thinking in Drupal and helps you plan each phase of your site′s lifecycle.
Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites:
Presents an overview of a site′s lifecycle and details where planning fits in
Provides insights into various development methodologies and management practices that are frequently used on a Drupal project
Helps you identify and analyze what your site needs in order to achieve its objectives
Shows you how to translate your requirements into a visual representation of your site
Covers many of the non–development tasks that need to beconsidered for a successful site launch
Explores developing your Drupal site and shares tips for maintaining and supporting it
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Foreword by Dries Buytaert, Founder and Project Lead, Drupal; Chief Technology Officer, Acquia
About the Author
Cindy McCourt is a freelance Drupal planner and builder, instructor, project manager, and facilitator. She has written technical papers and instructions on many topics for governmental and private sector clients. She maintains a close relationship with the Drupal community through her blog, at http://idcminnovations.com, by speaking at Drupal events, and by offering Drupal training. She is also a partner at Acquia, the company owned by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert.