I have been meaning to write this post for awhile. A few friends have asked me to explain how to do HTML5 in Drupal 7, via Twitter. Another concerned individual, having found a passing reference to it in a book review, even emailed:
“I urge you to start producing this post just as deeply as you explained basic 960 principles. How I enjoyed reading it. It was like a chat with a soulmate! It is a rare opportunity to read background on why things are the way they are. In my mental system, why is the key ingredient to know what are you doing.”
So, without further ado, here it is…
I originally posted this as a comment on Forrst, but since comments are only viewable by Forrst members, I am re-posting it here. Really, it’s no big deal, and is pretty old-school. I just figured it might help with people beating their heads against a desk, attempting form layouts using
float. Hint: don’t bother.
While I consider myself well-versed at the front-end theme aspects of Drupal, I had been wanting to delve a little deeper into its underpinnings, if only to understand how modules work. Deconstructed, Drupal is essentially a series of modules working together — be that “core,” the bare CMS — or “contrib,” third party modules available for download from drupal.org. So, in an effort to bolster my skill set, I recently read Drupal 7 Module Development, from Packt Publishing and found it to be an excellent resource.
I recently finished reading Drupal 7 First Look – written by Mark Noble of Drupal by Example, and published by Packt Publishing. I have to admit what while I was interested in learning more about Drupal 7, I was a bit skeptical about a book entitled “First Look,” concerned that perhaps it wouldn’t be substantive enough. However, since I have generally been pleased with the books I’ve read from Packt in the past, I decided this one might be worth reading.