Drupal 7 Development by Example Beginner’s Guide
Series: Drupal, Book 2
Genre: Drupal
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication Year: 2012
Length: 366 pages
ASIN: 1849516804
ISBN: 1849516804

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.

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About the Book

Follow the creation of a Drupal website to learn, by example, the key concepts of Drupal 7 development and HTML5

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

In Detail

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.

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.

What you will learn from this book

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


As part of Packt’s Beginner’s Guide series, this book will walk the reader through straightforward examples that show the creation of an e-commerce site built on Drupal.

Who this book is written for

This book is for people who have some experience building websites and who want to learn to do so with Drupal 7. You should have experience with HTML markup, CSS, and jQuery. Experience with previous versions of Drupal would be helpful, but is not necessary.

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