Analysis before Architecture: Understanding your content before you build

Drupal can be a powerful tool for organizing & displaying information. By adding info as structured content, we can enter things once and then display them multiple places in multiple ways. But how do we get from a big pile of chaotic information to a sensible Drupal architecture for structured content?

Before building content types, or even planning content types—or other entities—we need to understand our content and, especially, how different pieces of content relate to each other.

This session demonstrates one approach to analyzing content and then using that analysis to guide content architecture. It doesn't require special knowledge or fancy software. It can be done with 3x5 index cards or Post-It notes or even just a whiteboard or some pieces of paper.

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