Search it like you use
Some of the community
members are really friendly and
Flexibility (which is mostly lost
due the complexity and bugs)
Base theme is nice looking
Reviewed by Jimmy. Who’s Jimmy?
: Poor documentation. Quote often things explained
difficult to develop
existent or expensive
of modules, almost too many to chose from, good
luck finding them, but many with bugs or not finished
Needs a lot of server power to run well while similar
from development time to running.
Too steep a learning curve for what it is
and time consuming to run
What is Drupal?
is a free, open
web development platform for
online content and user
communities. Drupal powers
some of the busiest sites on the
web, and can be adapted to
virtually any visual design.
Drupal runs over a million sites,
Drupal can do almost
anything. Seriously. Drupal
was designed to get new
features using tons of little
. Many of these
modules are maintained by
professional developers for
large clients, but you still get
them for free.
developed websites on other
systems, Drupal (and
an administrator program for
you're not a developer, Drupal has a
reputation for being difficult. However, the
recent release of Drupal 7 brings huge
improvements that make it much easier for
normal users. Still, it's not quite as easy as
Paradoxically, the power of
Drupal modules means that the basic, "out of
the box" core Drupal isn't terribly exciting. If
you try the above demos, especially the older
Drupal 6, you may wonder what the fuss is
about. Well, the fun starts when you begin to
By the Drupal Community!!
In a nut shell…
Now lets Talk
What is D. Mobile all about?
Drupal's main focus in development of mobile versions of
website is mainly targeted on content over design.
What does this mean?
Simple! Drupal can make the appearance of the site as
fancy as you want but most featured themes are very
Mobile is designed as a mobile
theme with a focus
on clean, readable, usable display
of content and accessibility of
functions. You can use the base
theme, use one of the included
child themes, or make your own
The intent here is to keep the
theme clean, lightweight and
simple. There are not oodles of
custom variables, theme settings
Responsive HTML5 Drupal 7 Base Theme
is a powerful theme
framework designed from the
ground up to power modern, cross
browser/cross device websites
using responsive design techniques.
allows you to set
up specific layouts for different
such as desktop,
tablet and smartphone
zero coding. Its all easy point
Day Mobile theme
A cloudy day mobile theme is based on the
A Cloudy Day theme. Optimized for iPhone,
designed and developed by
search, user pictures,...
Some features of Drupal
Cleaned up templates.
"web app" mode.
Rendering for various modern mobile
What to know?
Drupal mobile can power many things not just Phones.
What powers D Mobile?
switching of content and layout
Exportable configurations using Spaces and Features
Define your sites via domain, sub domain, path, path
pairs and query string
Server side feature detection using
Automatic redirection to a site based on device group
Mobile bookmark popup/Add to home screen
Media Query builder
anything else we can think of!
The Mobile Tools module provides Drupal developers with some tools to assist in
making adjustments to your site based on the visitor's device.
Get your hands dirty
In my own personal experience with experimenting with
Time consuming to get started with
Graphical User interface is not friendly as Wordpress. (GUI)
Modules are not as explained and displayed well.
There is a need for a certain modules in order to it to kick right
If you are in time restrain you may not want to use it unless
you have previous experience with Drupal.
Show and tell
Did I do that?
I decided to test a cloudy mobile theme.
Added a few blocks, blocks
added a Poll Module
Tried to make it look good and broke it.
“Get the Heck out of
“ Carl Winslow
Google Mobilizer is a simple web tool that lets you input a
web page address and then makes the page mobile
friendly by trimming the content down to its bare essentials.
This is an excellent tool for seeing where you can make
performance optimizations on your site.
Ill tell you next time!
On 2Fast 2Drupal!!