DrupalCon Chicago is Only Days Away--Focused on Design, Usability

by Ostatic Staff - Mar. 02, 2011

Here at OStatic, we've had good success running our site on the open source content management system (CMS) Drupal, and Drupal has been steadily spreading out, becoming popular at countless sites, and arriving as the publishing platform that many online newspapers and media outlets now favor. From March 7th to 11th, DrupalCon Chicago--a huge conference dedicated to the CMS--will be held, and there will be a special focus on design and user experience. Here are some of the details on the conference, and some useful Drupal resources and introductory materials that we've collected.

Drupal is especially useful as a CMS because it is modular, and therefore can flex to meet the needs of almost any publisher. We run Drupal at OStatic in conjunction with other open source modules that provide targeted types of services. Design and user experience are going to be focused on intensively at DrupalCon Chicago. 

Jared Spool, an expert in user interfaces, will be holding a session called Designing for Content-rich Sites.  Technology author Jeremy Keith will be holding a session on HTML 5 for Web Designers. And Lisa Reichelt, who led the redesign of Drupal.org, will be conducting a session on usability. You can read about many more sessions at DrupalCon here.

Door prices for DrupalCon are $475, but you can still get Early Bird tickets for $350.  The conference lasts for several days, so if you're interested in Drupal, think about checking it out.

We also collected many useful resources on Drupal in this post, which includes a link to an interesting interview with Drupal founder Dries Buytaert, and an interview with Drupal evangelist Angela Byron.