Drupal expert Chris Stauffer joins host Jose Caballer and Xin Chung to take viewer questions and discuss the planning of the ThisWeekIn redesign. 00:59 Introductions for Chris Stauffer and Xin Chung 01:55 The importance of insurance 05:17 Co-working at Blank Spaces 06:48 Why choose Drupal over WordPress? 08:28 Why is Drupal growing so quickly amongst media sites versus Expression Engine and Joomla? 11:00 Chris’s introduction to Drupal 12:12 Chris’s history and a description of his company, Stauffer New Media Development 13:25 “I started out as a Business Process Engineer” 14:08 Chris’s early clients included Toshiba, Nestle, Lexus, & Infospace. 14:28 What are the differences between working for a large client versus a smaller one? 15:35 Small companies want cheap websites — how do you convince them otherwise? 16:40 Drupal is tricky. 18:26 Xin talks about developing iOS games. 21:15 The importance of variable scope when approaching a client 22:38 Coming from WordPress, what is the best way to learn Drupal? 23:10 Lullabot is a great resource for learning Drupal www.lullabot.com 25:07 Becoming part of the Drupal community is the best way to learn Drupal. 25:46 How do you handle open-source solutions with clients? 27:39 “If you hear me say there’s a module for that, you should be smiling” 30:05 How do you use Drupal to develop a site like www.uxmag.com? 31:10 Stupid, stupid clients. 32:32 Is Drupal difficult to use for video-based sites? 34:25 Dealing with Drupal installs …
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