I was pleased with this book and would (and have) recommend it to anyone how is wanting to get started with Drupal. As I stated I have no experience with developing with Drupal and this book provides a great start. It was a quick read with lots of illustrations and provided you with the information needed to get going developing a basic website using Drupal. The book covered everything a beginner needs to know to get started, and presents it in a decent way without you feeling lost or confused.
Some of the features I found most helpful:
- Authors suggestions for modules
- Integrating social networking
The book was written when Drepal 7 was still in development and so some of the content is not so clearly explained as the writer would have to speculate as to how it would work in 7.
This book does not go into much detail about custom themes, modules or anything for that manor. But is a great starting point for anyone that is wanting to learn the basics of Drupal.
Some things I would have been interested to learn more about:
- How to customize the Home page more
- How to mange the built in Content Form
- More information regarding Views
Overall this book is a great start and introduction to Drupal and I now look forward to reading “Pro Drupal” and “Foundation Drupal 7” next.