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HOWTO Create Zen 7.x-3.x Subtheme in Step-by-step

This is the Part 1 of the HOWTO, and you should interested with:

You may hope to stylize your Drupal 7.x blog by yourself; you may have a eyes-catching open source design and would like to implement as Drupal 7.x theme; you may hope to contribute something to Drupal community. Yes, you may have a lot of reason to start your own Drupal theme development.

But the next question: how to start the work without a huge knowledge background? Therefore this is the showtime of Zen (http://drupal.org/project/zen). Zen is a starting theme for Drupal, which abstract a lot of pre-required Drupal background knowledge for new comer, and even give a big hand to expert Drupal theme developer. For example, I can use Zen to upgrade all of my legacy Drupal public theme contribution within 2 weeks, including both Drupal 6 and 7 version among all 5 themes!

This HOWTO will give you a quick review and step-by-step guide, building your own Zen 7.x-3.x subtheme with the help of GIT. Sounds interesting? So let's start :D

Tips for Resolve Apache VirtualHost + mod_userdir URL Conflict with mod_rewrite

During revamp and reinstall with my server I decide to update my Drupal 7.x blog's folder under my own ~/public_html, e.g. ~/public_html/edin.no-ip.com/. BTW this also generate another issue which conflict with Apache mod_userdir setup, as my ~/public_html will able to access from http://edin.no-ip.com/~hswong3i/.

OK a quick checklist of my setup (under Debian Squeeze):

HKDUG March 30 Meetup

Join the Hong Kong Drupal User Group for the March 30 meetup. We will have some follow up sections since January 28 Meetup. Special thanks to CNNGo.com once again offered us use of their office in Quarry Bay.

The Hong Kong Drupal User Group are open to everyone with an interest in Drupal and are a great opportunity to learn more about what Drupal can do and what folks are building with it.

Here are the meetup details so far:

HKDUG February 24 Meetup

Join the Hong Kong Drupal User Group for the February 24 meetup. We will have some follow up sections since Drupal 7 Release Party! Special thanks to CNNGo.com once again offered us use of their office in Quarry Bay.

The Hong Kong Drupal User Group are open to everyone with an interest in Drupal and are a great opportunity to learn more about what Drupal can do and what folks are building with it.

Here are the meetup details so far:

January 28 Meetup for HKDUG Newcomers

Thank you for all newcomers to HKDUG Drupal 7 Release Party. Would you like to have more general idea about Drupal? Don't you think the party schedule was too hurry for you to get know with other Drupal fans? Or you have more question about Drupal 7 once after install and play with it? So you shouldn't miss the following event!

We would like to provide a specific gathering target for HKDUG newcomers on 2011-01-28. Here are the meetup details so far:

PantaRei Siren 7.0 Alpha 2 and 6.20 Alpha 7 are now available

A Starting Distribution for Drupal Developer

PantaRei Siren is a freely available packaged distribution of the open source Drupal system. A collection of most common software from the Drupal community, PantaRei Siren provides a quick on-ramp to begin building Drupal websites.

Druapl 7 Release Party and the Hong Kong Drupal User Group

Thank you for everyone attending our Drupal 7 Release Party by Hong Kong Drupal User Group at 2011-01-07. We had around 40 attendants, which was almost 3 times of our normal HKDUG meetup! More photos can be found in here and Flickr!

The party was started with a Drupal 7 slideshow and video by Dave Hansen-Lange, and Edison Wong gave a brief review of Drupal 7 Installation (ppt, pdf), Drupal 7 core improvement quick review (ppt, pdf) and Drupal 7 3rd party modules upgrade status (ppt, pdf). We also had an active Q&A section and shared for some key question about upgrade from Drupal 6 to 7, too.

Moreover, within the Drupal 7 3rd party modules upgrade status section, Edison Wong compare both Drupal 6 and 7 functionality with a custom installation profile, which start develop since BarCamp HK 2010. This installation profile is now available for public download. Please feel free to download and comment with your idea :-)

Finally, we are scheduling for next HKDUG meetup on February 24. Hope to meet you soon!

P.S. Oooh! An additional meetup for HKDUG newcomers on January 28! Don't miss this chance and let's meet with other Hong Kong Drupal fans :-)

HKDUG Drupal 7 Release Party

Drupal 7 - Time to party!

Join the Hong Kong Drupal User Group for the launch of Drupal 7. And for sure, we will throw in some special D7 presentations to add to the fun!

Patching Drupal reCAPTCHA module with Library API

During regular update with our public Drupal distribution, I just discover that reCAPTCHA module is now embeding recaptcha-php library within source code, which belongs to MIT license.

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