Drupal 7 Layout and Theming - Front End Development Training Course
You know how to make flexible content types, how to structure your site with custom paths and menus, and how to create dynamic lists of content with Drupal. And yet - you've found the limitations of the core block system to place the content on your site. Now you want to know how you can get control of where content is placed in your page structure.
Drupal has a variety of approaches to making dynamic layouts, and in this course you will see how to use them, and find the right approach for you. You will learn techniques and best practices for configuring a flexible and extendable layout for your site, then you'll learn how to get more control over the look and feel by creating a custom theme in Drupal.
You'll see how to develop on the shoulders of giants, and save yourself buckets of time in making easy to configure, responsive and smart layouts. You will also understand best practices in making your site secure and fast, and easy to maintain.
Duration: 2 days
Course description: By starting with the bare bones of Drupal theming to completing a custom theme, you will understand the concepts of overriding, intercepting and altering in Drupal. You will do a step-by-step walk through creating a new theme based on a well tested theme development framework using development best practice. You will go in more depth to coding a custom theme, using pre-process functions and theme functions to get fine-grained control. Then learn how to ensure your themes are secure, and stable. Learn how to control the output of CCK and Views.
Pre-requisites: Site building experience with Drupal or completion of Drupal in a Day and Site builder training. Experience with HTML and CSS, some understanding or experience with PHP is preferred.
By the end of the training you will…
- Create custom layouts for landing pages on your site.
- Make content appear dynamically based on where you are in the site structure.
- Change the look of sections on your site.
- Create a custom theme in Drupal.
- Learn the essential PHP you need to make a theme in Drupal.
- Create a responsive theme in Drupal.
- Best practices for sustainable theming.
- Understand when to configure and when to code.