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.
The plan is to make it available for DrupalCon San Francisco 2010, if not sooner. If you want to be notified when the site is ready, please contact me via the contact form and I will send you an email when it is open.

Planning Drupal Sites


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

Using OG Content Type Admin Module | Fri, 2010-01-29 21:33

You can create more than one group node (the node that creates your groups), but why would you if you couldn’t control which content types are associated w

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?

Managing Group Membership | Thu, 2009-07-16 20:13

I have had a couple people ask how to manage group membership so here is a quick how-to on the subject.

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.

Drupal Pages and Views: CCK View Reference Field | Thu, 2009-06-25 12:44

In this short article, I am going to look at using the view reference module as a means of adding a view to a page.

Drupal Pages and Views: CCK Computed Field | Sat, 2009-06-13 11:37

In this short article, I am going to share with you what Jess Snyder is doing with her sites by using the CCK computed field module.

Drupal Pages and Views | Sat, 2009-06-13 11:30

Have you ever wished that the data table you created in a view could be combined with the content of your Drupal page?

ISD Secrets for Great Tutorials | Mon, 2009-06-01 12:49

Sometimes instruction is more than how-to steps in a video- or print-based tutorial.

Using OG for Project Management Support | Sat, 2009-05-30 10:05

Drupal's Organics Group module(s) enables more than community building.