I run into people all the time who want to learn how to leverage the awesome power of Drupal. Often, they want to learn as much as they can AND as quickly as possible. There's NO reason why any one can't get exactly what they want out of Drupal. The abundance of resources is OVERWHELMING.
There is NO SHORTAGE of free screencasts and podcasts and tutorials and online recipes, etc. Most of them are good and many are even great! However...
You can see my head popping out of the crowd [upper left] in the group photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbreaw/3808206760/ Screecasts of the sessions are at http://replay.nacs.uci.edu/public/?C=M;O=D Over 400 ppl showed up for Drupal Camp Los Angeles 2009.
It is IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with Doug Vann. Your best efforts are inadequate for the task. I blog. I tweet. I share at our local events as well as abroad.... But you still never know exactly what ol' Doug is up to, for the most part...
Here's the skinny:
Today I start my 1st day with Chicago based Duo Consulting! www.DuoConsulting.com
It's been a whirl wind gang, so strap in and hold on tight!
In addition to doing my own amount of business with a few select partners, I have also taken a some work with a major Drupal Shop www.trellon.org
I left the project of www.apbspeakers.com when the work load wasn't enough for both Ray Stuart and me.
--1st the Drupal part then below is the personal part!---
I have a client who absolutely insists that the ie6 layout and mouseover issues must be resolved.
I did some of the usual tricks but found that I needed to change the HTML markup in order to really get it right.
My decision? I needed to use a tpl.php template page that would only apply to ie6.
My front page at www.genesisplasticswelding.com has some background transparent png files that swap on mouseover. I could NOT get these to work in ie6.
There is a rather interesting event coming up in a few weeks that I wanted to make you aware of.
Smaller Indiana is a group I belong to at www.smallerindiana.com It is put together by Pat Coyle and runs on the NING platform. By the way. The Ning social publishing platform is quite nice. What Pat has done with it is truly amazing.
Day one of DrupalCamp Wisconsin is over.
I've met some cool people. Some I knew from twitter, others I knew from groups.drupal.org.
The more I present the more I want to do it again. I love it when ppl have the AHA moment and things start clicking.
I particularly enjoy getting people up to speed so that when they hit the crazier sessions, they can get more out of them. I remember sitting through API and CCK and Views when I wasn't quite sure what a node was. I'm glad I hap people around to educate me. Now I can't wait to give back any chance I get.
The 2009 CMS Expo was in Evanston IL 4/29 - 5-1 & it was a huge success. Details at www.CMSexpo.net I was there to teach the Drupal KickStart Session along with co-presenter Matthew Leichlider. Our slides are attached to this post in PDF format. Our class had over 2 dozen attendees and for 3.5 hours we gave them a healthy dose of Drupal.