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First Do It With Drupal Session Videos Available

Starting today, Drupalize.Me is launching a new schedule where we'll release new videos every Wednesday. We're excited to be able to kick it off with the first of the Do It With Drupal session videos on Theming, including:

Jared Ponchot's Designing for Content Management Systems

Here at Drupalize.Me we're all about getting you the best Drupal learning in the easiest way possible. So we're happy to announce that we're working with NodeOne to provide a number of their videos free on Drupalize.Me. For more information on this endeavor, read NodeOne's release.

Another Drupalize.Me release, another pony. Our Daisyjo release touched lots of little bits and pieces of the site. We implemented a number of changes that many of you have been asking for, as well as adding some things that would let you get to know us a little better.

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We just finished our Do It With Drupal conference in Brooklyn, NY. If you missed the event, or were there and missed some of the sessions (there were so many good ones to see), we'll have videos of ALL the sessions on Drupalize.Me in a few weeks. You'll need to be a subscriber to access the videos, so if you're not already, sign up today.

We've just finished posting a new video series introducing you to Drupal Theming in Drupal 7. "Theming" describes the process of customizing the look and feel of your Drupal site, which involves working with Drupal's templating system at the basic level, and writing customized theming functions in PHP at the more advanced level.

We've added a new category to the site, called Community, and we've already added two new free videos to it, Applying a patch to a module and Creating a patch for a module. We got the idea for the new category from a question asked by Paul Johnson on Twitter, and set to work on getting some videos up about patching.

At Drupalize.Me, we're constantly working to improve your learning experience. A few months ago, we built the highly requested series implementation, which meant that when you're watching a video, you can now see all the rest of the series listed videos on the same page. With that change, we realized that we needed to improve how you find videos and series alike, since our original design was not made for the concept of videos grouped together into a series. In our latest release, named Daffidazey, our new design displays both series and...

As some of you may know, we here at Drupalize.Me name our code sprints after My Little Pony™ characters. There has been a lot going on the last few months and we didn't get a chance to update you on the work we've done in our last two sprints: Ripple and Tink-a-Tink-a-Too.

I love Views! I might be a little exuberant, but seriously, it is by far, in my humble opinion, the best contributed module. And I'm not the only one that feels that way! Check out the module usage stats on Drupal.org. As the most-downloaded contributed module, Views gets a lot of well-deserved attention. We've published a new series of videos, Intro to Views for Drupal 7, to walk you through this wonderful Drupal tool.

Recently we announced that we'd be rolling out series of shorter videos to make it easier to find and view the information you want. Now that we have the structure in place for shorter videos, we have gone a step further and broken our existing long videos into series as well. Aside from making it easier to navigate the videos and providing a smoother playback experience, this also gave us the opportunity to offer some of the chapters for FREE!

Over the next couple of weeks, we're going to be publishing a new video series for site builders on extending content types with fields. It's on Drupal 7, and is a great introduction to the new interface in Drupal 7 for configuring content types and fields, and it will be paired with a complementary series on the new interface of Views 3 for Drupal 7.

Experienced developers, and new site builders alike can remember a time when installing a module meant visiting it's project page on drupal.org, downloading and unpacking it and dropping it in the correct directory. That process can be quite tedious every time there's an update if your site has dozens of modules. Thank goodness for drush. While drush's utility certainly isn't limited to helping download modules for your site in an efficient manner, it's an absolutely invaluable tool for anyone working with Drupal sites on a regular basis....

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