open curriculum

Front end development

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Someone with front end development skills:

  • knows how to declare new renderable elements
  • knows how to write theme functions
  • knows how to create preprocess functions, form_alters
  • knows how to add/change theme settings
  • knows how to show/hide functions
  • knows how to write layout plugins to contrib modules (?)
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Advanced theming

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Someone with advanced theming skills:

  • is able to create grid based layouts (960 grid systems)
  • is able to create themes/design that responds to size, orientation and other relevant properties of the browser + media being used (responsive layout design).
  • knows how to create jQuery based interactions
    *...
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Basic theming

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Someone with basic theming skills knows how to:

  • Install existing themes, subthemes
  • Create custom themes, subthemes
  • Declare regions and assign blocks to the region
  • Override core and contributed CSS declarations
  • Override markup in core and contributed template files
  • Alter markup through configuration of core and contributed markup
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Requirements analysis

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

The goal of requirement analysis is determining the needs or conditions to meet for a new or altered product, taking account of the possibly conflicting requirements of the various stakeholders, such as beneficiaries or users.

Someone with requirement analysis skills:

  • knows how to identify the stakeholders of a project
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Usability testing

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Usability testing is a technique used in user-centered interaction design to evaluate a product by testing it on users.

Someone with usability testing skills:

  • knows how to observe people using the software to discover errors and areas of improvement
  • knows how to measure efficiency, accuracy, recall and emotional response of the users
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Interaction design

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Interaction design is heavily focused on satisfying the needs and desires of the people who will use the product.

Someone with interaction design skills:

  • knows how to define the workflow for website users as they interact with the website to perform specific tasks
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User assistance

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

User assistance provides information to help a person to interact with software.

Someone with user assistance skills:

  • knows the field of UI design, usability testing, localization, testing, quality assurance, instructional design, scripting or programming and accessibility
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Description of skill set "Active community contribution"

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Someone with active community contribution skills:

  • Organizes drupal.org groups
  • Organizes Drupal meetups
  • Coordinates community projects
  • Actively contributes to community projects
  • Maintains drupal.org (code) projects
  • Assists or mentors people less experienced with Drupal
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Description of skill set "Community participation"

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Someone with community participation skills:

  • Has joined a regional or interest group (or groups) on groups.drupal.org
  • Takes part in discussions in groups to which they belong
  • Participates in Drupal meetups
  • Answers questions in forums
  • Contributes to/edits drupal.org documentation
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Description of skill set "Basic drupal.org skills"

This page relates to the Skill sets described in the open curriculum project, and tries to describe one of the skill sets. See this page as a collaborative notebook, and feel free to edit and improve it.

Someone with basic drupal.org skills:

  • Has an account on drupal.org
  • Knows how to search issue queues to determine if their questions have already been posed and/or answered
  • Knows how to report bugs and issues in proper form in the proper queues
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