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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

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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