By Konstantin Kafer

“For Drupal to prevail, we'd like books like this.”

–Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and undertaking lead


“Drupal faces a typical challenge at the Web–the relative loss of new, prime quality issues. Front finish Drupal tackles this challenge at once and is designed to aid either skilled designers and rank beginners get an figuring out of the way Drupal theming works. actually, I’ll be the 1st to confess I discovered much from this book.”

– Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and venture lead


The useful, whole consultant to Customizing Drupal websites with Behaviors, topics, and Templates


Drupal is now the world’s number one open resource content material administration method: millions of people and organisations are utilizing it to construct and replace websites of just about all kinds. As net designers and builders undertake Drupal, they wish how you can quick customise the visuals and interactivity in their websites. Drupal bargains robust instruments for doing so, yet little counsel on utilizing them successfully. Front finish Drupal is the answer. during this ebook, professional Drupal builders disguise every thing you must recognize to create nice visible designs and cutting-edge interactivity with Drupal’s behaviors, subject matters, and templates.


Front finish Drupal is a hundred% all in favour of problems with web site layout, habit, usability, and administration. The authors express the best way to type Drupal websites, utilize Drupal’s robust templating method, construct refined neighborhood websites, streamline website administration, and construct extra transportable, versatile issues. You’ll additionally achieve hands-on adventure via numerous case reports that stroll you thru the customization of every thing from web page templates to website forums.


  • Prepare and manage content material so it’s more straightforward to combine into Drupal net sites
  • Structure Drupal web page templates which are effortless to paintings with
  • Configure Drupal with the modules and browser instruments you must customise your site
  • Utilize Drupal’s Starter subject matters and topics switched over from WordPress, Joomla!™, and Drupal 5.x
  • Maximize the ability and usefulness of Drupal’s content material modifying forms
  • Build usable neighborhood websites with person profiles, reviews, and user-generated content
  • Use JavaScript™ to make your issues interactive and to reinforce usability
  • Create robust animations and AJAX callbacks with jQuery, Drupal’s JavaScript library


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Some of the more extensible premade Drupal designs have as many as 12 different regions! This sort of organization gives a lot more flexibility than merely choosing between a two- or three-column layout. From the Library of Athicom Parinayakosol 16 Chapter 1 Web Page Design Fixed or fluid? In a fixed-design site, the total width of the page never changes. Thus you will always have exactly the same amount of space to lay out your content. In a fluid-design site, the total width of the page depends on how wide (or narrow) the visitor’s browser is.

In most cases it makes good business sense to accommodate their special needs, but in some cases you are also required by law to provide your content in an accessible manner. For more information on creating accessible Web sites, read the free online resource, “Dive into Accessibility,” by Mark Pilgrim; it is available from http://www. org. User Satisfaction Your Web site must be able to communicate to its visitors all aspects of the tasks it is capable of performing as well as the content that is available to be consumed.

Org. User Satisfaction Your Web site must be able to communicate to its visitors all aspects of the tasks it is capable of performing as well as the content that is available to be consumed. Your visitors must have a clear understanding of what everything on the screen means before taking action. This means visitors must have a clear sense of what they will be revealing or accomplishing before they perform a task. By using both images and language, you can combine content and style to produce a pleasing experience for your Web site visitors.

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