Written by active community members and contributors (some of the "brightest and most innovative minds in the Drupal community," to quote Angela Byron, Drupal 7 maintainer), the Definitive Guide to Drupal 7 covers the basics then quickly advances to in-depth exploration of the functionality and tools that make Drupal so powerful for building web applications. Just as important, this book provides the reader with a guide to participating in the Drupal community
At DrupalCon Barcelona in 2007, while giving my regular “State of Drupal” presentation,
I remarked that during my hour-long session, four new Drupal sites would be
launched. I went on to suggest that three of those four sites would be ugly. A year later,
at DrupalCon Szeged in Hungary, those four new sites per hour had grown to seven
and Drupal 6 had been released, making it easier to create great-looking Web sites.
Still, even now, Drupal faces a common problem on the Web—the relative lack of new,
high quality themes....
Drupal is one of the most popular web content management systems. It powers a
number of today's websites and is a solid choice for many businesses that want to
create a compelling online presence. On today's Web, when noise and competition
are at their highest levels ever, simply having a great site isn't enough. If you want
to be competitive online, you have to have an appreciation for search marketing
you need fluency with the skills and strategy behind search engine optimization.
Drupal provides only limited SEO functionality straight out of the box.