Drupal 6 Themes

The second in the Drupal Themes series for Packt Publishing. The ideal introduction to theming in Drupal 6. The main requirements to make use of this book are knowledge of HTML, CSS, and a touch of creativity - you don't need to know anything about theming in Drupal, although you should be familiar with the basic operation of the Drupal system. Although this book aims to make Drupal theming accessible to designers, theming in Drupal 6 involves writing some PHP code, and a basic knowledge of PHP will be helpful. Regardless of your technical skills, this book will teach you to design themes for your Drupal websites in the easiest way.

Packt Announces the Release of Drupal 6 Themes Title

Today is the official release of my newest book – Drupal 6 Themes. Here is the press release from my publisher, Packt Publishing: Packt is pleased to announce a new book that teaches users to create and modify themes for Drupal websites. Written by prominent Open Source and Content Management expert...

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Google Pet Peeve Number 1

~ even Google has usability issues ~ Google, a favorite poster child for simple and easy to use site design, is not without its own issues. My biggest pet peeve with Google is the way the system handles erroneous logins. I’m not talking about not talking about simple username/password mismatch,...

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BBC News Online Gets a Facelift

~ a review of BBC web design over time ~ One of my favorite news sources, the BBC’s online news site (http://news.bbc.co.uk), just underwent a minor facelift. The changes, while aesthetically small, show improvements in usability and reflect the ongoing logical evolution of the site. Here’s a quick snapshot of...

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Getting Back to Mac – Making Mac Work

Like most people married to their computers, I spend a portion of my time wondering how I can do things faster and how I can stay better organized. When I made the decision to move back to Mac, I put some effort into researching various productivity tools. The time I...

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Getting Back to Mac – Moving the Mail

If my move back to mac was going to be successful, one of the first hurdles I had clear was getting my mail in order. As a consultant who spends a fair amount of time on the road, the communications piece of my tool kit had to be tight and...

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Getting Back to Mac – How it all began

My first Mac was an original Macintosh 128, purchased in 1984 in a vain attempt to equip myself with tools for law school. It served me long and well. Somewhere along the way I found that funky screwdriver thing it took to crack the case open and crammed in another...

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Drupal 5 Themes

This book is the ideal introduction to theming with Drupal 5. If you want to create a striking new look for your Drupal website, this book is for you. Starting from the basics of theme setup and configuration, you will learn about the Drupal theming architecture and the PHPTemplate engine, and then move on to modifying existing themes and building new themes from scratch. Included is a complete guide to the various style sheets and themeable functions in Drupal 5, making this book a valuable resource even to experienced theme developers.

Drupal 5 Themes

Packt Publishing today announced the release of my newest title – Drupal 5 Themes. As the Packt site explains: Create a new theme for your Drupal website with a clean layout and powerful CSS styling. Learn to create new Drupal 5 Themes No experience of Drupal 5 theming required Set...

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Year of The Hat

Will 2007 be The Year of the Hat? We’re well into the second quarter and so far Red Hat is making all the right moves. Even the financial analysts are starting to trumpet the firm’s praises, with one Credit Suisse analyst upgrading Red Hat shares from “neutral” to “outperform” just...

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