Drupal 7 Blog Rebuild

The "Drupal 7 Blog Rebuild" is a redesign project for my own blog, but more importantly, it's an attempt to document a Drupal development process. Drupal development should be intuitive, but it often isn't. For me, learning to use Drupal was more a process of un-learning some preconceived ideas, and less about Drupal. Like most Drupal developer, I didn't start with Drupal. I personally started with print design, working my way through static HTML and Wordpress on my way to Drupal. Congratulations if you managed to take a shorter path. I hope this project helps you to undertand Drupal a little more. 

Public Categories: 
  • About this Site
  • Drupal

This is the first post in a series dedicated to documenting the process of building a Drupal 7 blog. The topics will range from CSS and theme choices to module selection and configuration. Fair warning: I'm more than a bit of a geek and these topics tend to bring out the worst in me. I may use obscure CSS references and humor only socially challenged web developers understand. Feel free to ignore anything irrelevant and ask me to clarify anything important. I hope you find this interesting.

Public Categories: 
  • Drupal

Too many projects start off with big plans, without even a glance at the big picture. Not the "Big Picture" in the global sense, but an evaluation of how the website as a complete entity will function. What types of content will there be? How will the content types interact with one another. What sort of URL structure will there be? Not Earth shattering questions, but ones that should be answered before significant development occurs.

Public Categories: 
  • Drupal
  • Entities

Drupal 7 offers several default entity types. Node (content) types, Taxonomies, and Users by default, File and Custom Entities with add-on modules.  When you are first confronted by Drupal, these can be confusing. Sure Users seems straight-forward, but Taxonomies and Content Types can turn you in circles if you aren't careful.

Subscribe to Thoughts on Design: Projects:  Drupal 7 Blog Rebuild