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.

Zen: Negative Margins | Tue, 2009-05-05 21:09

If you are new to CSS layouts, negative margins might bewilder you.

Zen: Reshaping the Divs | Tue, 2009-05-05 20:44

In the previous article, I considered the structure of the code and how the default CSS was set to configure the page.

Zen: Div Framework | Tue, 2009-05-05 20:12

Learning how to theme in Drupal when you aren't used to creating sites with CSS layouts can be quite a jump.

Learning Drupal Theming | Tue, 2009-05-05 19:31

Are you new to Drupal theming? Do you know enough about CSS to be dangerous?

D4.6.8 to D6.10: PHP Memory and Drupal | Tue, 2009-04-28 08:15

There is a good chance you know this already but the default memory setting for PHP on the server is too small to run a Drupal site that has multiple modules

Drupal Roles: Wearing Multiple Hats | Sat, 2009-04-25 22:06

If you do a search for Drupal jobs, the most common jobs listed are Drupal developer, Drupal themer, and Drupal designer.

D4.6.8 to D6.10: Upgrading to PHP5.2 | Thu, 2009-04-23 19:56

When I started the process of upgrading my site, I assumed I might have an issue with MySQL and PHP versions.

A Drupal Life-cycle | Tue, 2009-04-21 13:34

The process of Drupal web design has moved to the front of my thoughts recently.

D4.6.8 to D6.10: Clean URLS | Wed, 2009-04-08 10:49

When I first starting using D4, I saw many issues regarding clean urls and recommendations not to go there just yet in Drupal. So I didn't.

D4.6.8 to D6.10: Views1 for D4.x to Views2 for D6.x | Mon, 2009-04-06 20:06