The entire collection of books on Drupal 7 offered by Packt Publishing has to be one of the best series of books you can buy if you are interested in really learning Drupal. Though there is no suggested "learning path", if you carefully review their titles, you can see where you should start based on your own experience level. Regardless, even their straightforward "Drupal 7" book offers something for experienced Drupal hands as well.
The quality comes through via the authors and the content chosen. All the books are full of detailed and very informative hands-on examples. I have had experience with other Drupal books as well and have found even the supposedly "advanced" example less detailed and comprehensive than in the books from this publisher.
Drupal Multimedia Paperback – 15 December 2010
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This book will guide you through the steps necessary to add image, video, and audio elements into your Drupal sites. For each topic, you start with simple techniques and move on to more advanced techniques. By the time you've completed this book, you should have a firm ground from which to tackle most multimedia needs, and enough of an understanding to creatively solve more complex problems. Who this book is for, This book will provide information for administrators and professional site developers who are required to embed multimedia into a Drupal site. The reader needs basic knowledge of Drupal operation, but no experience of how Drupal handles multimedia items is expected.
About the Author
Aaron Winborn has been developing websites since the mid-90s. Beginning as a freelancer while teaching at a Sudbury school (a democratic and age-mixed model for young people), his clients demanded more and more features, until he (like everyone and their grandmother) realized he had built a full-featured content management system that required more work to develop and maintain than he was able in his spare time. He realized at some point that somewhere in the world of Open Source, someone had to have created and released something to the community. Of course, the wonderful news was Drupal. After converting the existing sites of his clients to Drupal, he continued learning and began to contribute back to the community. About this time, Advomatic, a company with similar interests and a commitment to the Drupal community, began expanding beyond the initial partners who formed it in the wake of Howard Dean's presidential campaign of 2004. Aaron realized that his own goals of creating great sites with a team would be better matched there, and he was hired as their first employee. Since that time, he has helped to develop some excellent sites, with clients such as Air America Radio, TPM Cafe, NRDC, Greenopia, Mountain News, Viacom, and Bioneers. He has also contributed several modules to Drupal, mostly stemming from his work with multimedia, including Embedded Media Field (for third-party Video, Audio, and Images), Views Slideshow (to create slide shows out of any content), and the RPG module (for online gaming, still in progress).
- Publisher : Packt Publishing Limited (15 December 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 264 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1847194605
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847194602
- Dimensions : 19.05 x 1.52 x 23.5 cm
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