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Advancing Your Drupal Skills

Thu, 2008-12-04 08:34 -- dougvann

I spend a lot of time with people who have a desire to advance their Drupal skills. Whether its the good folks in #drupal-support IRC chatroom, the people in the forums and groups, or the members of my local Indy Drupal Users Group here in Indianapolis, they all have one thing in common. They find it challenging to navigate the tremendous wealth of resources available to Drupal users. I think you'll agree that this "problem" is a good one to have. It sure beats the other CMS communities who don't have anywhere near as many resources for their users. What to do?

Drupal Booth at the Indy Business & Arts Networking Get together.

Sun, 2008-11-30 01:56 -- dougvann

The event was 7 days ago, but I finally got the pictures off of my camera.
http://dougvann.com/category/image-galleries/indybangorg
btw... that gallery was built using Acquia-Drupal and the image-gallery that accompanies it. I LOVE IT. Every picture is a node and thus can have 5star voting, comments, etc.
Anyway...

Blogging from my phone

Fri, 2008-11-14 07:56 -- dougvann

<!--break-->Man!
It will be a long time before I ever blog from my phone again!!!!
Don't get me wrong. I love my HTC Sprint phone, but hey, its supposed to be used for talking to people.
OK. Now I can say I did it.
I blogged from my phone.
DV

Hanging out in IRC Freenode #drupal-support and #drupal

Tue, 2008-11-11 00:14 -- dougvann

If you're not hanging out in IRC chat then let me encourage you to do so.
Personally I use the <a href ="https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/16">ChatZilla</a> for FireFox. It gets the job done even though it has no bells or whistles.
Regardless of the IRC Client you use...
Access the Freenode.net
You can get to the Drupal channels by typing
/join #drupal   
Once there you can also open up a tab for the support channel
/join #drupal-support

A Blog a Day... You Can Too, with Drupal.

Tue, 2008-11-11 00:14 -- dougvann

A number of days ago I resolve to publish a blog a day. OK. Yesterday was a missfire. But hey, I published two on Sunday so my average is good!
Today I want to encourage you all to start your own blog!
Why?
#1... It gives your website purpose. If you have a website that you use as a playground for testing and goofing off... Take it and spruce it up and start blogging on it. If you're like me you have a couple different places where you can test modules and play around. So why not take one of your domains and start looking good on it?

You're never alone... With Drupal

Sun, 2008-11-09 10:01 -- dougvann

How I Became A Joomla Fan... and subsequently gave up on it...
In 2006 I was introduced to a system that I saw single-handedly change my employers ASP website into a manageable site that promised to have each department of the company maintaining there own section. I was amazed at how the new website looked just like the old one but had a much nicer back end and more possibilities. That is why I became a Joomla fan.

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