Traditional HTML website planning techniques fall short when used to plan a Drupal site. In an article comparing WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone, Idealware said "The flexibility of the [Drupal] system means it's important to think through the best way to accomplish what you want before diving in." Drupal Websites: A Planner's Guide is being developed to help you "think through" what you want and need before diving in with development decisions.
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Planning Drupal Sites


IDCMs Drupal Blog Feed

Blogs will start posting again after the book writing process is finished ... around July. Thank you for patience.

What are Drupal Panels Contexts | Sat, 2010-10-23 11:49

There is a Drupal module called Panels. There is a Drupal module called Context. There is a feature in Panels called context.

Image Gallery Tutorial: Images Belong to Multiple Galleries | Wed, 2010-08-18 11:07

I did a Google search recently to see how people were creating image galleries in Drupal. I found several options but none did what I needed.

UX Design and Drupal Websites: A Planner's Guide | Sat, 2010-07-31 22:10

In the past year, the letters UX have grown very popular in discussion posts, job ads, etc.

Pathauto and Multi-level Site Sections | Mon, 2010-06-14 15:06

Have you ever needed to automatically create a URL with a structure like the one below?

No .htaccess, Not Found Error | Thu, 2010-06-10 09:21

This is just a short lesson's learned I want to share regarding the decoupling of a multi-site Drupal installation.

Drupal Websites: A Planner's Guide Site is Open | Sun, 2010-05-23 16:18

It's been a long time coming. I have just launched

Using OG Content Type Admin Module | Sat, 2010-01-30 12:25

Learn how to install and configure Organic Groups Content Type Admin module.

Drupal Views: Using Term Arguments | Sun, 2009-11-22 06:25

Have you ever wanted to land on a node and have a block appear showing another node(s) that shares the same vocabulary term?

Exploring Node Access in Drupal | Sun, 2009-07-26 17:03

Node access is not an uncommon topic in the Drupal community so why bother writing about it?

Drupal Pages and Views: Insert View Module | Thu, 2009-07-16 09:33

This article considers the insert view module as a means of adding a view to a page.