Drupal Training - Introducing Drupal course (London)

Event Info

Fri 23 Jul, 2010 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
Provost Street, Unit 8, Zeus House
London, N1 7NG, UK (Map)
Cost: 295


London Drupal course synopsis

It begins with a basic introduction into the main concepts behind Content Management Systems (CMS) and the types of websites they are meant to help create. We then map these concepts onto Drupal as a CMS and take you through installation to creations of a series of websites - each one adding an additional layer of functionality. 

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We start from a simple “presentation” website, move through to the addition of a news capability, present and search through catalogues of services and/or products, add sophisticated contact solutions, e-commerce capabilities and finally some social elements to enable users to interact with each other via the website.

A constant theme throughout the course is to illustrate how one can map general requirements to specific Drupal concepts.

Who's suitable for this Drupal course? This course is suitable for web developers and web designers that are interested in finding out what Drupal can do for them in terms of accelerating and improving their web creation process.

What do I need to know beforehand? A modest amount of experience in creating simple HTML and CSS based websites. No programming experience is required.

What do I need to bring? Bring your laptop as you can follow along with the course development but it is not necessary.

Delivery and content This is a hand-on practical course - together we will build “live” websites leading to fully working examples, we will be working through the following syllabus:

  • Introduction to Content Management Systems
  • Installing Drupal on your machine
  • How Drupal handles and categorises content
  • Adding menus and navigation
  • How Drupal handles users and permissions
  • What comes out of the box and how to activate additional functionality
  • Downloading and installing additional modules
  • Changing the look of your website by installing different themes
  • Create more complex content types (with the Drupal Content Construction Kit)
  • Adding images and files to your content
  • Using WYSIWYG Editors
  • Building contact forms and handle newsletters
  • Creating catalogues of services / products (introduction to Simple Views)
  • SEO Considerations - how to improve your ranking with simple, quick solutions
  • A basic e-commerce solution
  • Getting social - make your website interactive with voting, moderation and enhanced user registration
  • Maintaining your Drupal website - how to keep abreast of Drupal core and module updates

Payment and costs £295 companies/individuals£265.50 - 10% discount for charities, BIMA, RSA and Intellect members. To receive this discount, please contact infoatbrightlemon [dot] com with proof of membership, will we then distribute a discount code for you.£531 for both the introduction and advanced course (10% discount for booking both courses together). For more information on the advanced course please view Drupal Training - Advanced Drupal Purchase tickets here!

Who is your teacher? Ronald Ashri begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting has over 12 years of experience in web and distributed networking application development. Previous to focusing full-time on Drupal-based development he was a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton collaborating with a variety of industry research departments such as British Telecom Labs, SRI International and IT Innovation. 

He has authored and and co-authored a variety of books and articles including "Agent-Based Software Engineering", "Professional Java Mobile Programming", "Professional Java E-commerce".

For the past 3 years Ronald has been focusing exclusively on web application development using Drupal. He has worked on a range of Drupal websites from e-commerce, to intranets, integrations with legacy back-ends and social networking sites and is an active member of the wider Drupal community.

Ronald holds a PhD in Computer Science from Southampton University and a BSc from Warwick University.

Reading list Pro Drupal Development, Second EditionUsing DrupalTerms and conditions

  • All cancellations must be no later than 3 weeks prior to the event date. Such cancellations are subject to a handling and administration charge of £100 + VAT per place.
  • The company regrets that no cancellations are acceptable within 21 days of the event date but a replacement can be made.
  • BrightLemon reserves the right to make changes to the programme, venue, and speakers without prior notice. In the event of a terrorist alert or any other incident  BrightLemon will not offer refunds to delegates unless the event is cancelled in which case BrighLemon Ltd will retain up to 50% of the ticket cost.


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