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Drupal Theming

Course Description

The look and feel of a Drupal site is remarkably flexible. With the Drupal theme system, you have the ability to change the HTML output of your site, and add implement a design by adding CSS and Javascript.

In this course, you'll learn how to build a responsive Drupal theme to customize the look of your Drupal site. We’ll create a theme based on Drupal core, and another using a front-end framework. Learn how to create layouts, customize Twig templates, and best practices for organizing your theme.

For more advanced training, check out the Advanced Drupal Theming course. 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Best practices for Drupal theming

  • How theming fits in with the overall process of developing a Drupal website

  • Steps for developing a custom theme

  • Using a CSS framework such as Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation

  • When to use theming vs. configuration

  • Drupal core themes

  • What's easy and what's hard to change about the front-end of Drupal

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

  • Install Party & Introductions
  • Role of Theming
  • Using Drupal's Core Themes
  • Drupal's Templating System

Week 2

  • CSS and Javascript for Your Drupal Theme
  • Twig Syntax and Twig Debug
  • Sub-theming

Week 3

  • Using SASS with Your Drupal Theme
  • Extending Twig Templates & Using Libraries
  • Using Libraries to Manage Internal & External Assets
  • Best Practices for Drupal Theming
  • Wrap-Up

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course?

This course is ideal for designers and developers who have experience using CSS and HTML, and who are responsible for developing, maintaining, or extending a Drupal theme. It will also be useful for Drupal 7 themers who want to upgrade their skills.

FAQ

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 at 1pm 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

FAQ

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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