Brian Stevenson's Blog
If I were to describe chapter 1 with one word I would say Out-of-order. Ok, that’s technically 3 words, but the point I am trying to make is that it was a weak introduction to this book. *Brian, how would you have improved this chapter?* I am glad you asked. :-P
Drupal 6 Themes - The Elements of a Drupal Theme
If I were to describe chapter 1 with one word I would say "Out-of-order". Ok, that's technically 3 words, but the point I'm trying to make is that it was a weak introduction to this book. "Brian, how would you have improved this chapter?" I'm glad you asked. :-P
Let me start by saying there was a lack of an introduction. Granted, there was a preface, but it was the standard boilerplate preface...
I am currently reading Drupal 6 Themes by Ric Shreves. I will be writing a summary of each chapter as I read the book. At the end, I will write a single book review to critique the book as a whole.
Yesterday, I received the long awaited Drupal 6 Themes by Ric Shreves in the mail. I started reading the book and then it dawned on me that it would be a good idea for me to summarize each chapter on my blog so it will help me synthesize my findings before I write a final book review. I'm going to call this exercise WAR (Write As I Read). I am paying homage to Packt Publishing's "RAW" concept (Read As We Write).
I am going to treat this blog post as a table of contents, so I will update this page with a hyperlink for each chapter that I review:
I am just blown away by how many Drupal 6 books have hit the market this year. Four books have already hit the market this year, four more are on the way, and at least four more are due in early 2009. Keep them coming!
I am just blown away by how many Drupal 6 books have hit the market this year. Four books have already hit the market this year, four more are on the way, and at least four more are due in early 2009. Keep 'em coming!
As a Drupal enthusiast and evangelist, I get excited when I see the community produce books about Drupal. For me, when I see books published about a particular technology, it's like a rite of passage. Drupal 6's roots are now deep enough that many people view it as a platform they can depend on.
I was recently swept into the Drupal community earlier this year, just months after Drupal 6 was released. I cannot begin to express how hard it was to find good resources and tutorials that could help a newbie. In some ways, learning Drupal 6 has been like learning a new language. One of the areas in Drupal 6 that has...
I can't wait to get the book: Drupal for Education and E-Learning!
Yesterday I heard about the recently announced Drupal for Education and E-Learning! Over the past couple of months, I've been designing courses for Drupal platform and this book gets me very excited about how to effectively use the Drupal platform to educate others in how to use Drupal.
I've read a few books published by Packt Publishing and they've all been high quality resources. This book is expected in October 2008!
After finishing VLI in the spring, I have been itching to go back to school. There is a place in Columbus called MSI (Messianic Studies Institute) and they offer some wonderful classes. I have enrolled in Greek I and Hebrew I... at the same time! Yes, I am crazy.
I haven't had much time to write much over the past week. I've been extremely busy as of late. After finishing VLI in the spring, I've been itching to go back to school. There is a church in Columbus called Beth Messiah and they have a school called Messianic Studies Institute. They have some high quality courses and rock bottom prices.
I enrolled in Hebrew I and Greek I this quarter. They cover Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek, as opposed to Modern Hebrew and Modern Greek. There are similarities between Biblical and Modern, of course, but we're only going to be learning everything we need to know to exegete the Bible. We're not going to be learning words like "bathroom" and "computer". So in a sense, it's going to...