1. Course Overview, Introduction to Drupal, Account Setup

week: 
1

 

Course Overview - review of syllabus, schedule, assignments, textbook, etc.

Review of Textbooks: 

O'Reilly:  Using Drupal, 2nd Edition

O'Reilly: Head First Wordpress

O'Reilly: Wordpress, The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition

Backgrounds / Goals of class members

Content Management Systems vs. Direct Authoring of web sites

Review of my own site authoring experience (3 personal case studies)

Some Comparisons of Drupal, Wordpress, and Squarespace as 3 "ways to go" 

Drupal sites and online resources

Wordpress sites and online resources

Squarespace sites and online resources

basic HTML introduction / review:  W3schools' online HTML Tutorial

Web Server Account Setup

 

Reading for next week:  Using Drupal:  Preface and Chapter 1 (pages xi - 16)