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Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook-Bhavin Patel
Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook  
by Bhavin Patel (Author)
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Publisher : Packt Publishing
Publish date : 24-Aug-2010
Category : Computer Books New Arrival
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Binding : Paperback
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List Price :   Rs. 799
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ISBN : 9781849511186 / Indian ISBN 13: 9789350232545
Pages : 220
Book Summary : Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook

The Drupal Panels module allows a site administrator to create customized layouts for multiple uses. At its core, it is a drag and drop content manager that lets you visually design a layout and place content within that layout. Guidance is required when it comes to successfully implementing panels in your CMS. The Panels module lacks sufficient documentation and most Drupal users are left in the lurch with many unanswered questions.

This book comes to your rescue and discusses all that you need to successfully incorporate Panels in your Drupal CMS. You will learn everything from setting up Panels, through using it, to integrating it with other modules. The book discusses the various problems involved in using Panels along with their solutions. It shows you how to reap added benefits using Panels.

What you will learn from this book :

  • Develop spectacular Drupal websites by leveraging the power of Panels
  • Make complex and user-friendly FrontPages for portals and social media websites without coding
  • Theme your panel pages to generate rich user experience for your websites
  • Create powerful and attractive front pages by combining Panels with Views
  • Clone a page layout and get quick and easy replicate layouts across the site
  • Introduce access permissions for your page and define your own access rules for users
  • Generate a distinctive-looking Web 2.0 design using the powerful combination of Panels UI and custom CSS
  • Create not just custom page layouts but also custom block layout inside the page by using mini panels effectively with Panels
  • Put together fancy user profile pages like those commonly found on social networking sites by using the Advanced Profile Kit
  • Give an extended functionality to Drupal with a killer combination of Panels with other modules
  • Dive into a complex travel site example

Approach
Written in cookbook style, this book offers learning and techniques through recipes. It contains step-by-step instructions for Drupal users to make optimum use of the Panels module. The book is designed in such a way that you can refer to things chapter by chapter, or read them in no particular order.

Who this book is written for
If you are a Drupal developer wanting to use Panels to enhance the attractiveness of your website and make it impressive, this book is for you. Knowledge of running a Drupal site is required.

About the Author
Bhavin Patel, one of the most innovative Drupal authors today, began his career as a software programmer for Applitech solutions, India. He continued to impress those around him with his hard work, dedication, and managerial skills, climbing the corporate ladder at a young age, working for multinational biggies like Reliance Communications and Airtel. He has held a senior managerial position at Bharti Telecom. However, he always had an inner call for programming. In 2008, he quit his corporate career to pursue the love of his life. Since then, he has been working as a Freelance Technology Consultant/Web Architect in Toronto, Canada. Swept away with his passion for Drupal, he acquired skills in core modules and long-established programs wrought by human desires and faith. Today, he successfully heads his own firm, Weboye Inc., in Toronto. Along with the feel of technology, Bhavin has a penchant for open source: a transparent development process. He strongly believes that with open source one can reduce the speculative outlay and costs involved in software trials. Moreover, as a true wonder of open source, if something exceeds the skill of the staff, a user may buy the services of a vendor, allowing risks on peripheral expense.

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