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Course Overview

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn to build your own custom themes for Drupal. The class covers Drupal 7 core theming, Views theming, responsive design with the Omega base theme, and using the Display Suite module. During this course, you'll develop themes step-by-step, while following best practices to ensure maintainability and interoperability with Drupal module updates. This course is taught by a practicing Drupal developer and themer and will take a pragmatic approach to theming based on real-world experience.

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who wants to create their own Drupal themes or customize existing themes. It targeted a web designers, system integrators, and anyone who want to tweak Drupal's look and feel to meet their needs.

Pre-requisites: This course was designed for those who have experience with Drupal site building and knowledge of PHP, HTML and CSS. Students without PHP experience should consider taking our PHP Bootcamp for Drupal class. Those without Drupal experience should take Building Websites with Drupal 7.

Topics

In this class, you will learn:

The Drupal Theme System

  • Using hook_theme()
  • Overriding theme functions
  • Using preprocess/process functions
  • Loading custom CSS and javascript

Creating a Custom Theme

  • Declaring regions and templates
  • Adding CSS and Javascript
  • Integrating standard Drupal elements (navigation menus, content, blocks)

Creating Responsive Themes with Omega

  • Creating subthemes from the Omega base theme (http://drupal.org/project/omega)
  • Customizing Omega regions and settings
  • Using responsive design to optimize content for various devices

Display Suite

  • Overview of the Display Suite module (http://drupal.org/project/ds)
  • Using Display Suite layouts
  • Configuring custom field templates
  • Adding custom view modes
  • Adding custom fields

Theming Forms and Views

  • Theming Drupal forms
  • Customizing Views output through the interface
  • Overriding Views templates

Turning a Photoshop Design into a Drupal Theme

  • How to decompose a static design into Drupal components
  • How to theme components to build the design from the ground up in Drupal

Instructor

Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students.

How is it taught

The class will consist of weekly video lessons, each around 2 hours, and weekly live lab sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover all the topics listed below and can be watched anytime that is convenient for you. At the end of each lesson, you will be given an assignment to practice what you've learned. (We will provide web hosting for your practice work, so you don't need to worry about setting that up.) The lab sessions will be conducted online, using the webinar software GotoMeeting. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions from and will help troubleshoot any issues you have doing the assignment. (GotoMeeting allows us to view your computer, and take control of your keyboard and mouse if needed. So, we can see any error messages that you're seeing and figure out how to fix it in realtime.)

In addition to the live sessions, students will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions.

Cost

The cost for this course is $494 per student $247 per student — 2018 End of Year Sale: 50% Off .

This includes:

  • 12+ hours of video lessons and 6 hours of live lab sessions.
  • Permanent access to the recordings of the lessons and live session labs. Watch them again anytime you need them!
  • A web hosting account for your practice Drupal site and custom themes.
  • Access to an online forum to ask questions of the instructor and discuss with other students.

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Price: $494 per student $247 per student — 2018 End of Year Sale: 50% Off

About this Class Format

The self-paced public class is our most popular option. With this format, all the lesson videos are available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience. In addition, you will have access to weekly live "Office Hours" webinars with your instructor, where you can ask for help for if you get stuck, or ask about topics not covered in the lesson videos.

With this class format, you will have access to the lesson videos forever! Come back and re-watch them any time. However, you will need to select a specific set of session dates below. These dates represent when you plan to take the class, and it will determine which Office Hours webinars you are invited to. For courses that include a practice hosting account, these dates will also determine when your practice hosting account is active.

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

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Price: $3,000 for up to 12 students

About this Class Format

The self-paced private class is a great choice for training your whole team. The lessons and video format are the same as our public classes, but with this option we'll have private question and answer webinars just for you. We can discuss your unique needs and how to apply the lesson material to your specific projects. We also may be able to cover additional topics of interest to your team during our private webinars.

As with the public classes, all the lesson videos will be available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience, and your team members will have access to the lesson videos forever! Your private webinars will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability.

To schedule a private class, please fill out the form below.

Price: $6,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 16 Hours

About this Class Format

The live online class is a great choice when you need to train your whole team, and you want the ability to ask the instructor questions in real time during the lessons. It's just like our onsite class, but without the extra travel costs. We can train your team all together in conference room or have them log into the webinar individually.

In addition to the live instruction, we will include access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your live class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. To request a live online class, please fill out the form below.

Price: from $8,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 16 Hours

About this Class Format

The live onsite class is our top-of-the-line option for training your whole team. It's pretty simple: our expert instructor will fly out to your location, and train your team at your office.

In addition to the onsite instruction, we will include online access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your onsite class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. The price shown above is an estimate, based on standard travel costs and preparation time. To request a specific quote for your location and desired class dates, please fill out the form below.

Testimonials
Everything I wanted to learn, as with everything in the bootcamp, I was able to grasp the topics due to Wayne's great straight-forward and clear teaching method, a case-study in itself for how to conduct an online course! My favorite lesson out of them all so far has been by the case study of PSD to Theme which is really a sort of end result of what I wanted to do.
Matt - Audio/Video/Web Admin/Designer