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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 7, 2010
Honestly, I've owned this book since it came out, and it has disappointed me every time I've picked it up. Finally decided to just write a negative review. Wanted to warn everyone else.

Consistently, I go to look up something and it's not there. They just constantly gloss over the fundamental things you want to be able to do. For instance, I wanted to break my node templates into separate files. They explain how to do this within a single template, but never talk about doing it with separate files for each page the nodes are going to show in. Then, they skip ahead to how to do this with Views! But wait! I wanted to do it with other pages!

Yesterday, I picked up the book trying to figure out something else and had the exact problem. They just skipped over critical pieces of information. So it was of no help at all.

Save your money. Get another Drupal book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2009
I was astonished to read that Drupal's look and feel is accomplished via the admin console (this book's pages are filled with instructions like "go to admin > themes > display > ad naseum").

I expected a CSS/XHTML/JS reference, as applied to Drupal, when I bought it... this is all about tweaking front end display properties using the Drupal GUI admin screens.

Is this book a waste of money? Don't buy it expecting a read on "Front End Engineering" as applies to Drupal - get a Steve Sounders book instead haha.

Read reviews of <4 stars before buying...
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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2009
I'm very disappointed of this book, went through 1/3 of it and can't understand a thing, this book cover all the subjects in a very shallow way and has more references to places online than actual instructions on what it's supposed to teach me. they didn't bother to include even one tutorial to show you how the pieces are coming together. will not suggest it to anyone I still can't understand how they managed to fill over 400 pages without actually saying a thing.
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