Taming the Crazy Web

Taming the Crazy Web

Using Drupal to tame the herd of web sites, with a bonus helping of useful links. Presented at the 2012 CMS Expo - http://www.cmsexpo.net

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Jeff Eaton

May 10, 2012
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  1. taming the crazy web how to organize infinite sites and

    reclaim your weekends Thursday, May 10, 12
  2. hi, i’m eaton! - I’m with Lullabot - We build

    big web sites - We teach others, too - We see all kinds of crazy @eaton on the twitters Thursday, May 10, 12
  3. if you are… - Managing lots of sites - Sick

    of juggling - Getting (or have) buy-in - Where the buck stops Thursday, May 10, 12
  4. or you’re in a… - University - Company w/project teams

    - Sports league - Marketing agency - Restaurant franchise - Organization w/chapters - Chain store - Pyramid scheme Thursday, May 10, 12
  5. the problem Thursday, May 10, 12

  6. the problem - You have lots of sites - They’re

    a mess of random - Managing them is hell - PR & efficiency suffers Thursday, May 10, 12
  7. the plan Thursday, May 10, 12

  8. the plan - Identify the patterns - Pick your tools

    - Build systems for growth - Migrate carefully - Plan for the “gotchas” Thursday, May 10, 12
  9. spot patterns Thursday, May 10, 12

  10. spot patterns - Departmental sites - Marketing microsites - Clubs

    and teams - Seasonal specials Thursday, May 10, 12
  11. pick tools Thursday, May 10, 12

  12. pick tools - Drupal multisite Thursday, May 10, 12

  13. pick tools - Drupal multisite - Domain Access Thursday, May

    10, 12
  14. pick tools - Drupal multisite - Domain Access - Organic

    Groups Thursday, May 10, 12
  15. pick tools - Drupal multisite - Domain Access - Organic

    Groups - Services module Thursday, May 10, 12
  16. pick tools - Drupal multisite - Domain Access - Organic

    Groups - Services module Thursday, May 10, 12
  17. plan to grow Thursday, May 10, 12

  18. plan to grow - Features & Apps - Installation profiles

    - Staging environments - Aegir - Multiple servers Thursday, May 10, 12
  19. moving day Thursday, May 10, 12

  20. moving in - Decide what to keep - Use Feeds

    & Migrate - Migrate early & verify - Plan for manual cleanup - Redirect old URLs - Track your time-per-site Thursday, May 10, 12
  21. the gotchas Thursday, May 10, 12

  22. the gotchas - Don’t forget training - Content editing tools

    - Governance & workflow - Endless special cases - Upgrades! Thursday, May 10, 12
  23. the recap Thursday, May 10, 12

  24. the recap - Identify the patterns - Pick your tools

    - Build systems for growth - Migrate carefully - Plan for the “gotchas” …And then get more responsibility because you’re productive. Thursday, May 10, 12
  25. links & extras Domain Access drupal.org/project/domain Organic Groups drupal.org/project/og Services

    drupal.org/project/services Feeds drupal.org/project/feeds Migrate drupal.org/project/migrate Features drupal.org/project/features Aegir www.aegirproject.org Content tools www.lullabot.com/articles/baby-got-backend Thursday, May 10, 12
  26. case studies Colorado University denver2012.drupal.org/node/1594 U of Nebraska-Lincoln unlcms.unl.edu OpenAtrium

    community.openatrium.com/node/2403 OpenPublic openpublicapp.com Julio Project funnymonkey.com/introducing-julio Why sites use Drupal lb.cm/why-big-sites-go-drupal Building platforms scotthadfield.ca/2011/09/16/guide-building-platforms-drupal Administering distros funnymonkey.com/administering-sites-deployed-from-distributions Thursday, May 10, 12
  27. lullabot — you - lullabot.com Case studies, articles, & links

    - drupalize.me Video training for Drupal - videola.tv Subscription video platform Thursday, May 10, 12