By Cindy McCourt
Drupal helps you to construct a wide selection of web sites quick and simply, from basic weblog websites to advanced websites that combine with different platforms. with a view to maximize what Drupal can do on your site, you want to plan. With this complete publication, Drupal specialist Cindy McCourt walks you thru making plans your Drupal web site, utilizing optimum equipment for leveraging the facility and suppleness of the Drupal framework. despite your point of expertise operating with Drupal, this consultant provide you with a chain of analyses and projects from a Drupal point of view with a view to begin considering in Drupal and is helping you intend each one section of your site's lifecycle.
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Depending on what your goal is, you might even need to hire a professional marketing and branding ﬁ rm to help ensure that your site gets the attention you desire. SETTING A SCHEDULE Creating and maintaining a site-production schedule can be a challenge. Many factors go into creating a production schedule and many are not unique to open source. But some schedule challenges are associated with open source. When you consider the unpredictability and lack of control often experienced with open source, your ability to predict a schedule and deliver a ﬁ xed set of features becomes a juggling act.
Production Analyze Needs Collect Requirements Operations Launch Create a Design Develop Phase 1 Implement Phase 1 Develop Phase 2 Implement Phase 2 Develop Phase 3 Implement Phase 3 Sustain the Site Improve FIGURE 2-6 Production Analyze Needs Operations Launch Collect Requirements Create a Design Develop the Site Implement the Site Collect Requirements Create a Design Develop the Site Implement the Site Collect Requirements Create a Design Develop the Site Implement the Site Sustain the Site Improve FIGURE 2-7 In order for the phased approach to work, the requirements and design steps need to recognize that there are several parts to the site that will likely need some form of integration.
The goal of those planning a Drupal website is the same as the goal that all roles have on a Drupal project: to help ensure the site is developed and delivered in such a way that it fulﬁ lls its purpose and meets the need. Table 1-3 describes planning tasks performed during the site’s lifecycle. TABLE 1-3: Planning in the Lifecycle PHASE DESCRIPTION Analyze Needs Identify why the site is needed and its purpose. Planning at this level helps to deﬁne the scope of the product and project. Collect Requirements Identify which features and functionality are required so that the site can meet its purpose.
Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites by Cindy McCourt