Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:25
My colleague, Frank Maxwell, and I presented recently at the "OSForum" - open source forum day for local government in Ireland, after that we received emails from people who wanted to know more. It seemed we needed to do something to suit a bigger
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 06:01
This week we'll learn about the importance of end-user training. In February, I'll write about modules you can use to customize the editor user experience in Drupal, and some news about initiatives in Drupal to improve the content administrator
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 04:49
New to Drupal, but you're an experienced coder? Drop the API, and step away from the command line.
In one of our most popular webinars of 2011 about developing with Drupal, developer Camilla Jensen (naxoc) admitted that- even with her experience
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 08:03
As a Drupal trainer, I am very interested in the results of usability testing because it often chimes with the same observations we make of new users as they learn Drupal. One finding in particular strikes a chord for those who are new to theming:
Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:58
No naming and shaming here, but you know you've seen it. You're browsing around and see something very "drupally" about a site. Suspiciously, you view source or look at builtwith.com just to double check. What was it that you noticed? Was it some
Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 09:24
By Heather James
If you're running a business around Drupal services, giving talks and presentations is great way to highlight your own expertise and get the word out about Drupal. Preparation, however, takes time.
We created "Hello Drupal" as a
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 13:57
By: Heather James
Are you interested in learning Drupal? Are you a Drupal trainer or screencaster? We'd love to hear from you about your own learning experience and how you found your way through Drupal.
Please share your feedback on the "Drupal
Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 11:28
By Heather James
Confession: I'm not a coder, and I love code sprints. Previously, I wrote about how Awesome BoFs are, but really, the best part of DrupalCon is: The Code Sprint. And London's was a great example. Here's why: the context, the space
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 - 17:13
By Heather James
Thursday, July 21st, Jacob Singh is hosting two call-in webinars at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT with special guests from the Drupal community with backgrounds from Java to front-end development. You can listen as this panel of experienced
Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:30
Drupal is powerful, it's undeniable. What's worrying is that you can get pretty far without understanding much about web development. This poses some challenges for novice web developers.
By simply installing the Acquia Dev Desktop you can
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:25
Author: Heather James @learningdrupal
This is the first in a series of podcasts where I'll be talking to people who have converted to using Drupal. I've chosen to name it to 'Drupal Adapter' to extend the notion of plugging into Drupal from another
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 07:00
Drupal is growing!
At Acquia, we're very proud of Drupal's growth, however, it does mean that companies and organizations are challenged to build their teams. We're excited that we can offer such great news to those who are anxious about finding
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:26
Do you have a site which is 2 years old, and you’re not sure if your site is ready to upgrade? We can help. Our team will deliver a course on upgrading Drupal, the day before DrupalCon. In the day long course, you’ll get expert advice and feedback
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 13:25
Lynda.com has just announced three new training courses...
Drupal Gardens Essential Training course, Drupal 7 Essential Training Course, and Drupal 7 New Features.
You can have a peek yourself using this Free 24 hour pass to lynda.com. It's great
Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 07:24
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Wanna come to a BoF about BoFs?
Birds of a Feather, has such a nice ring to it. This way of self-organizing allows people of like minds to flock together in their motley way spontaneously sprung from the
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 06:10
I wanted to show how so-called "non-coders" can make significant contributions to the Drupal project. Probably the quickest way to make friends with a module maintainer is to help out in the issue queue. You can also help out with triage on some of
Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 05:36
Drupal 7 RC 1 needs testers. And now more than ever, your favorite modules need testing too. As Moshe wrote yesterday, they're here to collect on the D7CX pledge. This is a great way that a new Drupal user can make a significant contribution, and
Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 11:45
We had 226 respondents to a survey about roles in the Drupal community. Though we pilot tested the survey and honed down the questions, the findings were inconclusive, though we could draw one result. Apparently we use terms like "themer" or "module
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 07:55
Yesterday, I listened as Tom gave a quick introduction of the suite of modules maintained by LevelTen. I left like I was watching some mad ninja SEO tricks. I got educated!
Maybe you all already knew about this stuff. To me, this is like magic. I
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 09:53
Though it's not always a linear process, hopefully with training, we can make the learning process a bit smoother for you, by connecting you to development expertise.
Especially for those who are new to it, learning Drupal is also a series of