Drupal 7 Media
By Liran Tal
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2013
Pages: 260

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Integrating images, video, and audio content on a Drupal site requires knowledge of appropriate community modules, and an understanding of how to configure and connect them properly. With the power of up-to-date technologies such as HTML5, responsive web design, and the best modules available in Drupal's eco-system, we can create the best Drupal 7 media website.

Drupal 7 Media is a practical, hands-on guide that will introduce you to the basic structure of a Drupal site and guide you through the integration of images, videos, and audio content. Learn to leverage the most suitable community modules and up-to-date technology such as HTML5 to offer a great user experience through rich media content.

The book begins with a practical introduction to the basic Drupal building blocks. It then breaks down each media resource, and explores them in detail.

You will learn how to leverage Drupal's community modules to implement support for images, videos, and audio content, along with the best practices for implementation. We will be mentioning ideas throughout the book, which you can extend upon and use to build your own web applications. We will explore HTML5 support for media resources, the semantic web, and responsive web design, which are key topics in modern web application development. We will then build upon this knowledge and add more functionality to our sample website, such as support for analytic charts and customizing images, all of which we will implement using our own custom modules.

You will learn everything you need to know about building, extending, and configuring a Drupal 7 media web application.

Approach

This is a practical, hands-on guide packed with examples that will help you build rich Drupal 7 media web applications.

Who this book is for

If you are a Drupal site builder and you wish to spice up your web applications with rich media content, then this book is for you. A basic understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and basic PHP module development in Drupal would be helpful, but is not necessary.

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    Comments about oreilly Drupal 7 Media:

    I haven't used Drupal in 3 years and wanted to see what D7 had for media. This book was a great walk through of getting media into a website and how to manage it.

    I really liked the info on RDFa, media gallery, and how the book would mention other modules as alternatives or that would enhance D7 even more than what the book had space to teach.

    When managing the media, Media Gallery does not have a very good way to manage a directory structure for the galleries to store the data. After some searching I found Media Browser Plus module that works great.

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