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Advanced Drupal Theming

Course Description

This course will give you a deep understanding of advanced Drupal theming concepts. You'll learn how to use advanced functions in Twig, customize and extend a Drupal theme, analyze and resolve common theming issues, work with CSS and JavaScript for Drupal themes, and much more.

This course is the more advanced version of our Drupal Theming course, which teaches you how to create simple themes from scratch, add CSS for styling, and other Drupal theming basics. To get the most out of this course, it is recommended that you take that course or have relevant experience.

You should have experience in:

  • Creating a library and loaded in CSS and JavaScript
  • Turning on Drupal's theme debugger to inspect templates
  • Creating your own page, block, node, and field templates
  • Comfort with the command line and some tools like Composer and SASS are a big plus!

Learning Objectives  

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of: 

  • Loading external fonts from sites like Google Fonts
  • Creating your own CSS/JS library and loading it only when needed
  • Generating template suggestions when the defaults aren't enough
  • Create a theme function file
  • Using more advanced functions in Twig
  • Load in external libraries and projects with Composer 
  • Setting up your project's file structure to compile CSS using SASS and Bootstrap 4

Week-by-Week Outline

You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions (exercises with video instructions) and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.

Week 1

  • Setup & Introductions
  • Your Front-end Development Toolkit
  • Working with CSS and JavaScript for Drupal Themes
  • Advanced Twig Functions

Week 2

  • Customizing and Extending a Drupal Theme
  • Optimizing File Structures to Compile and Organize CSS
  • Loading in External Fonts
  • Loading in External Libraries and Projects

Week 3

  • Creating Your Own CSS/JS Library
  • Analyzing and Resolving Issues from Custom Themes
  • Best Practices for Drupal Theming
  • Wrap-Up

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course?  

People who have already taken Evolving Web's Drupal Theming training will gain a ton from this!   

If you've done some Drupal theme development before and have said to yourself, "There's probably a way to do this thing I need," there's a good chance we'll cover it in this training.


Blended Online Learning: How it Works

This blended learning course consists of live training with your instructor and cohort to deepen your understanding, one-on-one training sessions with instructors to get more guidance and support, and pre-recorded videos and exercises that allow you to self-direct your learning and learn at your own schedule.

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 Carefully crafted videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 One-on-one sessions for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack channel to learn and grow together
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

Can you provide an invoice? Contact us and we can issue you an invoice for the training.

What size is the class? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. 

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Just get in touch with us and we can set up a training that fits your needs.

Do you offer refunds? Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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