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Introduction
A Quick and Dirty Guide to DrupalSpeak™
Talking to Clients About Drupal
Organizing Your Files
Lifecycle of a Drupal Project
Implementation Plans: Breaking up your work
Setting the Stage: Discovery and User Experience
Breaking Down the Project Goals
Project Discovery
A further note on documents
Framing the Design Challenge
Getting Your Hands Dirty with UX
User Experience: Bringing UX Design to an embedded team
Study the organization you’re working with
It’s not about looks
Let go of the outcome
User Experience: Techniques for Drupal
Mind mapping
User personas
User Flows
Functional Breakdowns
Screen Sketches and Wireframes
Wireflows
Content Strategy Documents
UX Techniques and Drupal: Practical issues to hammer out
Go Deeper: User Experience and Project Management
Books
Websites
Working with content
Trial by fire
Working with Content Types: a High-Level Overview
Organizing your content
Putting this all together
Choosing modules
So many modules. How do I choose?
Go-to modules
Oh-So-Nice to Have Modules
Pre-proposal discovery: what you need to know
Pricing a project: Fixed-Bid versus hourly
Writing the proposal
The “Professional Relationship” clause
After the Handoff: The project retrospective
Including clients in the retrospective
Documenting what you learned
Documenting for the community
Project Brief
Work Agreement (with Professional Relationship Clause)
Project Proposal
P. 1
Planning and Managing Drupal Projects

Planning and Managing Drupal Projects

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If you're a solo website designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal, this concise guide will get you started. Drupal’s learning curve has thrown off many experienced designers, particularly the way it handles design challenges. This book shows you the lifecycle of a typical Drupal project, with emphasis on the early stages of site planning. Learn how to efficiently estimate and set up your own project, so you can focus on ways to make your vision a reality, rather than let project management details constantly distract you.Plan and estimate your project by discovering your client’s goals and audience perceptionsDiscover how Drupal works under the hood, and learn basic DrupalSpeakFrame the UX design challenge through a deeper understanding of your site’s intended usersGet real content for your project as early as possible—before you start prototypingChoose the right modules for your project, and learn about several go-to modulesUnderstand how to walk clients through the Drupal design and development process
If you're a solo website designer or part of a small team itching to build interesting projects with Drupal, this concise guide will get you started. Drupal’s learning curve has thrown off many experienced designers, particularly the way it handles design challenges. This book shows you the lifecycle of a typical Drupal project, with emphasis on the early stages of site planning. Learn how to efficiently estimate and set up your own project, so you can focus on ways to make your vision a reality, rather than let project management details constantly distract you.Plan and estimate your project by discovering your client’s goals and audience perceptionsDiscover how Drupal works under the hood, and learn basic DrupalSpeakFrame the UX design challenge through a deeper understanding of your site’s intended usersGet real content for your project as early as possible—before you start prototypingChoose the right modules for your project, and learn about several go-to modulesUnderstand how to walk clients through the Drupal design and development process

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Publish date: Sep 15, 2011
Added to Scribd: Jan 16, 2013
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781449317485
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