Bei Acquia gibt es fertige Pakete, also als Alternative für XAMP/MAMP bzw virtual box, vgl VHS-Kurs. Die Datei unter "Dev Desktop" enthält gleich den AMP-Teil für die Datenbank etc., sehr praktisch.
Und bei lynda.com gibt es ein video, Ausschnitt eines kostenpflichtigen Kurses:
Drupal tutorial: Importing a Drupal website | lynda.com
Einige Übungsteile sind als kostenlose Datei herunterladbar: Ex_Files_Resp_Des_Drupal_Free
Bisher arbeite ich mit MAMP (entspricht XAMP für win), das ist am universellsten, wenn man verschiedene CMS vergleichen will.

Hier ein paar Tips für windows
XAMP installieren (google)
XAMPP Installation Tutorial deutsch - YouTube
Download XAMPP bei apache friends
Anleitung auf deutsch XAMPP Installation - Informatikserver inkl download und video.

---> oder Anleitung zur gleich mit Drupal downloaden, hier die Installation bei wiki.bitnami.com (englisch)ttp://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CFcQFjAH&ur…

Installing Acquia Dev Desktop

Once you are on the Drupal Downloads page we want to find the Dev Desktop section and choose the Operating System that you will be using to follow along with this series. In my case I am going to select the MAC version and then click the Download button to begin downloading the application.

Once the download is complete I will double click on the installer to and input any additional admin requests that your OS may require to being the installation process.

Steps Involved in Installation:

1) Click next to begin
2) Click next on the Overview screen
3) Accept the EULA Agreement and click next
4) Leave the default installation settings and click next
5) Leave the default Port settings and click next
6) Input Site name, Username, Password and Email for the Drupal settings and click next
7) Click next on the Review your Information screen
8) Click next on the Ready to install screen
9) Sit back and relax while install runs
10) Click finish to launch Aquia Dev Desktop
11) Close the installer

From the Acquia Dev Desktop click on the "Go to my site" button to preview the default Drupal instance that was created.

01 - Setting up the Environment

01_02 Importing a Drupal site
Discuss how to use Acquia Dev Desktop to Quickly import Drupal instances

Note: Once you have created your Drupal folder make sure that it has read write permissions for all users.

Importing a Site

Let's begin by creating a folder on our Desktop called Drupal, this will be where our 3 Drupal instances will live while we work through the different stages of responsive design.

Next open up the Exercise Folder and locate the start/drupal folder and copy it to our Drupal folder where our websites will live and rename it drupal.fixed.

From the Acquia Dev Desktop choose the Sites tab and the click on the Import button.
1) We will being by selecting the Site Path by choosing the Browse button and then navigating to our Desktop and our Drupal folder and double clicking on our drupal.fixed folder.
2) Leave Subsite as default
3) Database settings. We want to make sure we have the first option "I have a MySQL database dump file for my site" selected
4) Dump file - choose the Browse button and locate the mysql file "drupal.sql" within the Lessons->01_01 folder.
5) For New DB Name choose "drupal_fixed"
6) For Domain - Server enter "drupal.fixed"
7) Site URL should display as http://drupal.fixed:8082
8) Click the Import button
9) Click "Go To" to test that the site is working as expected.

Repeat Import for Adaptive Drupal Instance that we will use to compare against our other Drupal instances once were done.

Next open up the Exercise Folder and locate the start/drupal folder and copy it to our Drupal folder where our websites will live and rename it drupal.adaptive

From the Acquia Dev Desktop choose the Sites tab and the click on the Import button.
1) We will being by selecting the Site Path by choosing the Browse button and then navigating to our Desktop and our Exercise folder and double clicking on our drupal.responsive folder.
2) Leave Subsite as default
3) Database settings. We want to make sure we have the first option "I have a MySQL database dump file for my site" selected
4) Dump file - choose the Browse button and locate the mysql file "drupal.sql" within the Lessons->01_01 folder.
5) For New DB Name choose "drupal_responsive"
6) For Domain - Server enter "drupal.responsive"
7) Site URL should display as http://drupal.responsive:8082
8) Click the Import button
9) Click "Go To" to test that the site is working as expected.

Repeat Import for Responsive Drupal Instance that we will use to compare against our fixed width Drupal theme once were done.

Next open up the Exercise Folder and locate the start/drupal folder and copy it to our Drupal folder where our websites will live and rename it drupal.responsive

From the Acquia Dev Desktop choose the Sites tab and the click on the Import button.
1) We will being by selecting the Site Path by choosing the Browse button and then navigating to our Desktop and our Exercise folder and double clicking on our drupal.responsive folder.
2) Leave Subsite as default
3) Database settings. We want to make sure we have the first option "I have a MySQL database dump file for my site" selected
4) Dump file - choose the Browse button and locate the mysql file "drupal.sql" within the Lessons->01_01 folder.
5) For New DB Name choose "drupal_responsive"
6) For Domain - Server enter "drupal.responsive"
7) Site URL should display as http://drupal.responsive:8082
8) Click the Import button
9) Click "Go To" to test that the site is working as expected.

Now that we have our 3 Drupal instances setup and running with all the configurations that we need, let's quickly review the folder structure.

Reviewing Folder Structure

Begin by opening up your favorite editor and browsing to the Desktop and to the Drupal folder. Within the Drupal folder locate drupal.responsive and then the siites->all->themes->responsive folder.

As we work throughout our series on Responsive design there will be times where we will be copying code from our lessons folder to these various instances, including css and php snippets. The Responsive themes folder is broken down by:

1) Assets - contains css, javascript and images.
2) Includes - contains some best practices Drupal overrides
3) Templates - contains template overrides for theming purposes
4) Responsive.info - contains the metadata for our theme
5) template.php - contains reference to includes and is where we will be placing any php functions we create.