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London Drupal Pub Meet Message Board › Are you able to list the key Drupal skills and knowledge that make you a dec

Are you able to list the key Drupal skills and knowledge that make you a decent Drupal dev?

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I'm trying to write out a list of key Drupal competencies, partly so I can confirm what I know, don't know and don't know I don't know (Thanks D. Rumsfeld). So I thought it'd be interesting to see if anyone here had some contributions to this list?



  • Able to install Drupal on a server (pretty obvious).
  • Able to research and install modules to meet project requirements
  • Able to configure all the basic modules and core settings to get a site running
  • Able to create a custom Theme from scratch which validates with good HTML/CSS and also pays attention to usability and accessibility. (Whilst still looking kick-ass).
  • Able to use Hooks in the theme template.php to alter forms, page layout and other core functionality
  • Can make forms from scratch using the API - with validation and posting back to the DB/email
  • Can use Views to create blocks or pages, use php snippets as arguments, etc.
  • Can create custom modules from scratch utilising core hooks and other hooks.



I think some of those are really broad, there's quite a difference between making a theme, and building a site with good SEO, load times and so on, but I'm hoping you could assume that a half decent web developer would look after that anyway.

Just interested to see some other opinions!
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