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Architecting a Drupal Site: From Composition to Completion

drupal architecture
Configuration, Set-Up & Performance

Architecting a Drupal Site: From Composition to Completion

Day:  Tuesday, 24. august 2010
Time:  09:00-09:50
45 minutes (+15 minutes Q&A)



One of the first challenges of building a Drupal site is generating a complete guide to development.

Having planned and built many sites in the last few years, I'd like to extend my experience and give some perspective on how Chapter Three architects their sites.

"What data do we want to capture?"
"How are we going to display it?"
"Are there already modules do we can leverage?"
"When do we write custom code?"

These are all questions we can ask to write a roadmap that will compile that design into a working, sustainable website.

We'll use some real life compositions and walk through breaking them down into repeatable components that will build us a blue print on how to get that site developed & launched.

The talk will be a general overview of how to digest a design composition into a Drupal development roadmap. We'll break down a comp into content types, views and (of course) panels. I'll discuss some strategies to finding quality modules and how to make the decision to write your own code.

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