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Site Building with Drupal 7 Training (Sep 11-12, 2017)

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 29, 2017 8:42:00 AM

This Drupal 7 training class on is suitable both for users who are new to Drupal 7 and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. You'll learn best practices for how to make custom content types and use Views as well as use the block system and taxonomy to organize content. You'll also be able to create custom pages, blocks, and RSS feeds on your site. Building calendars and using popular modules to execute complex, dynamic queries of content is also covered in depth.

Course Dates: September 11-12, 2017
Location: Online or Washington, DC Classroom
Audience: Anyone looking to learn Drupal for their agency, company or organization

This class is taught by Acquia Certified Instructors using the Acquia certified training curriculum by Acquia's #1 Training Partner

Drupal 7 or 8? Not sure which training class is right for you?  Read our blog post to learn how to decide.

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Topics: Acquia, Drupal, Online Training, Web Developer, Web Designer, Drupal Site Building, webmaster

Dog Mushing, Aurora Borealis and Fig Leaf

Posted by Bret Peters on Aug 2, 2017 4:50:55 PM

Take a trip to Alaska! It's the perfect time with a new website launched by Fig Leaf using the Drupal CMS. 

The new guide to experiencing Alaska's Public Lands provides easy access to citizens seeking to visit, or simply learn more about our nation's Alaska treasures.  Visit the Alaska Plublic Lands Information Centers website to learn, explore or plan your trip. 

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Topics: Drupal, Content Strategy, Case Studies, Website Redesign, content management, 508 Compliance, Accessibility, Government, Usability

Archiving Your Drupal Site to Amazon S3

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Aug 2, 2017 9:32:17 AM

Is your website no longer used for new content? Does it contain dynamic functionality that you don't need?  Consider archiving your site to save money on resources, maintenance and security costs. 

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Topics: Drupal 7, Drupal 8, Drupal, Amazon Web Services, Cloud Hosting, Amazon S3

Usability for CMS Editors

Posted by Jessica Moore on Aug 1, 2017 10:44:32 AM

Jess Moore and Will Kirchheimer presented this morning at Drupal GovCon on an often-overlooked topic: usability for internal CMS users. The presentation covered:

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Topics: Drupal, content management, CMS, Usability

PHP for Drupal Training (July 18, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on Jun 27, 2017 8:28:00 AM

This one day PHP for Drupal Training class on teaches Web designers and developers working with Drupal, who want to learn best practices and fundamentals of programming using PHP. PHP is a required skill for implementing advanced theming on Drupal websites as well as Drupal module development.

Course Dates: July 19, 2017
Location: Online or Washington, DC Training Center

*This course was written by Fig Leaf Software and is ideal for webmasters at corporations of all sizes, associations, nonprofits, schools and universities or government employees

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Topics: Drupal, Online Training, Washington DC, Web Developer, Web Designer, PHP, webmaster

Site Building with Drupal 7 Training (July 17-18, 2017)

Posted by Seth Land on Jun 26, 2017 8:02:00 AM

This Drupal 7 training class on is suitable both for users who are new to Drupal 7 and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. You'll learn best practices for how to make custom content types and use Views as well as use the block system and taxonomy to organize content. You'll also be able to create custom pages, blocks, and RSS feeds on your site. Building calendars and using popular modules to execute complex, dynamic queries of content is also covered in depth.

Course Dates: July 17-18, 2017
Location: Online or Washington, DC Classroom

This class is taught by Acquia Certified Instructors using the Acquia certified training curriculum by Acquia's #1 Training Partner

Drupal 7 or 8? Not sure which training class is right for you?  Read our blog post to learn how to decide.

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Topics: Acquia, Drupal, Online Training, Web Developer, Web Designer, Drupal Site Building, webmaster

TRAINING: Drupal 7 Module Development (July 6-7, 2017)

Posted by Steve Drucker on Jun 21, 2017 11:25:25 AM

In this two (2) day course taught by Fig Leaf Software and designed by Acquia, you'll learn how to get custom functionality using Drupal 7's hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality. You should have prior experience using custom content types, Views, and Panels to create websites but may have never built your own module. You will start by writing a simple module and work your way into writing a complex module, step by step using Forms API, Schema API, all of the top ten Drupal hooks, and creating custom database tables. You also learn how to insert and extract data using Drupal's core database abstraction layer and modify contributed modules using patches by using best practices, security techniques, conventions and coding standards.

Course Dates: July 6-7, 2017
Location: Washington, DC and Online

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Topics: Drupal 7, Drupal, Drupal Module Development, Online Training, Washington DC, Web Developer

TRAINING: Drupal 7 Module Development (May 25-26, 2017)

Posted by Bret Peters on May 5, 2017 10:08:00 AM

In this two (2) day course taught by Fig Leaf Software and designed by Acquia, you'll learn how to get custom functionality using Drupal 7's hook system, as well as how to extend or alter contributed module functionality. You should have prior experience using custom content types, Views, and Panels to create websites but may have never built your own module. You will start by writing a simple module and work your way into writing a complex module, step by step using Forms API, Schema API, all of the top ten Drupal hooks, and creating custom database tables. You also learn how to insert and extract data using Drupal's core database abstraction layer and modify contributed modules using patches by using best practices, security techniques, conventions and coding standards.

Course Dates: May 25-26
Location: Washington, DC and Online

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Topics: Drupal 7, Drupal, Drupal Module Development, Online Training, Washington DC, Web Developer

TRAINING: Drupal 7 Layout & Theming (May 18-19, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on May 3, 2017 7:42:00 AM

During this in-depth introduction to front end development with Drupal 7, you'll learn how to develop custom themes that format content for both desktop and mobile devices (responsive design). You'll learn how to deploy popular modules to configure the output on your site with Context, saving you hours in theming time. You will also learn how to add interactivity to your site by using jQuery widgets.

Class Dates: May 18-19, 2017
Location: Online or Washington, DC Training Center

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Topics: Drupal 7, Acquia, Drupal, Online Training, Washington DC, Drupal Layout, Drupal Theming

TRAINING: PHP for Drupal 7 (May17, 2017)

Posted by Fig Leaf Software on May 2, 2017 8:48:00 AM

This one day class on teaches Web designers and developers working with Drupal, who want to learn best practices and fundamentals of programming using PHP. PHP is a required skill for implementing advanced theming on Drupal websites as well as Drupal module development.

Course Dates: May 17, 2017
Location: Online or Washington, DC Training Center

*This course was written by Fig Leaf Software

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Topics: Drupal, Online Training, Washington DC, Web Developer, Web Designer, PHP, webmaster

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