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Atomic & Molecular Design with Drupal

Course Description

Atomic and molecular design are great tools to ensure consistency in design language across a website. It can be hard for content editors to use elements from your design library unless Drupal is set up correctly.

This course gives front end developers the knowledge they need to build components in Drupal that empower content editors to create flexible, dynamic page designs that also make use of elements of the atomic design.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Make atomic & molecular design accessible for content editors and end users
  • Plan effective landing pages that work for content editors and end-users
  • Pick the best configuration for reusable page components
  • How to use Block types and Paragraphs to build pages
  • Theming techniques that will enable consistent components
  • Accessibility as a key for component design
  • Using the Layout Builder to create more flexible pages

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.

  • Install Party & Introductions: We'll make sure you're set up for success, do class introductions, and talk about the problems that atomic & molecular design set out to solve.
  • Drupal Content Components: Share the landing page use cases. Drupal options for creating the building blocks that make up a landing page: Paragraphs, Blocks and the Layout Builder.
  • Building Patterns in Drupal: How your content components fit into a larger design system. Learn how to break down the elements of a design into small pieces to apply a consistent style guide.
  • Atomic Design and Styling: We'll look at approaches to creating templates and CSS, following an atomic design approach.
  • Layout Builder & Custom Blocks: Review of Paragraphs and atomic design lessons learned. This week: building more flexible landing pages with the Layout Builder and applying atomic design to Blocks.
  • Wrap-Up: What are the pros and cons of each approach? What are the challenges of maintaining a website built with atomic design? What are the benefits for content editors and content governance?

Who Will Gain the Most From This Course? 

This course is for front end developers that want to build components in Drupal that empower content editors to create flexible, dynamic page designs.

FAQ

Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

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. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. 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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