Compare the experience of installing an app on your phone versus adding a feature to your Drupal website. Wouldn't it be nice if it were that easy in Drupal as well? It is now with the new Apps module.
The web has gone crazy for social media widgets. What's not to love? Magic little boxes that connect our sites to the social power of the web in convenient little code snippets. They are all the rage with the hip, in-the-know online pundits.
It is amazing in three short years how much more powerful and easy to use Drupal distributions have come. Three years ago I spent the holidays converting our base Drupal installation into a distribution. Friday, we launched the fourth generation of the OpenEnterprise distribution, built in Drupal 7 leveraging Apps. Distros have come a long way baby!
In Part 1 of Learning Drupal we looked at learning considerations, seeing what Drupal can do and being inspired, diving in, local user groups and DrupalCamps. In Part 1.5 I shamelessly plugged a Drupal themer / developer position we had open (what better way to learn Drupal??).
LevelTen is a proud organizing co-sponsor, along with Neospire, of the first ever Drupal on the Bayou! The Drupal summit will take place at the award-winning Harrah's hotel which is walking distance from the French Quarter and the keynote speaker will be Drupal rockstar "Webchick" a.k.a. Angie Byron.
LevelTen's very own, David Hahn, presents Learning Drupal. In it, he will show you the best ways to dive into Drupal. This is a great presentation to watch if you're interested in Drupal and don't know where to get started. Start here!
In Part 1 of my Learning Drupal blog series, I introduced some first steps to learning and understanding Drupal. In Parts 2 & 3 I plan to dig into training classes, official Drupal documentation and user forums, site recipes, blogs and blog aggregators, books, podcasts, videos, slide decks, distributions, Twitter, IRC, and more. But I thought I'd sneak in a Part 1.5 and show you a really great way to get paid to learn Drupal.
I'm sure most of you who are reading this are in love with Drupal and so am I. But I'm about to share with you one of the hard learned lessons about Drupal. That is, sometimes not doing it in Drupal is a better idea.