In this course, you will learn to build your own custom themes for Drupal. The class covers Drupal 8+ theming: using the Twig templating language and other Drupal theme features to implement responsive designs from HTML/graphic templates. 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 HTML and CSS. Those without Drupal experience should take Building Websites with Drupal 8 & 9.
How is it taught?
The class will consist of four weekly video lessons, each around 3 hours long, and four weekly live Q&A sessions with the instructor. The lessons will cover the topics listed below and can be watched on-demand, 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 weekly live 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 right on the spot.) In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to an online forum to discuss assignments with other students and ask the instructor questions during the week.
After the course is over you can continue to access the lesson videos, free of charge, forever. There are no monthly subscription fees. Just come back and watch the lessons whenever you want. They are a great reference when you forget how to do something.
Lessons In This Course
|Using the DrupalTutor DevStack||00:25:48|
|Installing Drupal on the DrupalTutor DevStack||00:08:28|
|Enabling Drupal Development Settings||00:10:03|
|Installing Drupal Development Tools||00:15:25|
|Using the Code Repository for this Class||00:16:28|
|Making the Course Code Compatible with Drupal 9||00:03:16|
|Creating Themes for Drupal 8||00:24:47|
|Adding CSS Libraries to Your Drupal 8 Theme||00:37:20|
|Adding Images to Your Drupal 8 Theme||00:09:49|
|Overriding and Customizing Templates in Your Drupal 8 Theme||00:27:03|
|Working with Regions and Blocks in Your Drupal 8 Theme||00:18:52|
|Twig: Rendering and Debugging Content Variables||00:28:11|
|Twig: Using Filters to Format Content||00:30:52|
|Twig: Working with Variables and Control Structures||00:45:13|
|Twig: Combining and Extending Twig Templates||00:19:57|
|Using Preprocess Functions||00:14:13|
|Creating Custom Templates||00:31:03|
|Implementing Responsive Designs on Drupal 8||00:10:07|
|Using the Responsive Images Module||00:21:03|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Introduction||00:12:13|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Installing Drupal||00:11:36|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Regions||00:33:56|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Adding CSS||00:13:27|
|Design to Theme Case Study: The Header Region||00:28:16|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Portfolio Full Page View||00:41:53|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Portfolio Teaser||00:25:53|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Blog Full Page View||00:33:11|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Blog Teaser View||00:11:43|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Blog Footer Block||00:15:14|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Sidebar and Footer Blocks||00:39:48|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Home Page Content||00:16:54|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Banner and Intro Blocks||00:35:02|
|Design to Theme Case Study: Disabling Development Mode||00:03:24|
|An Overview of Local Development Environments||00:01:50|
|Using Lando as a Local Development Environment||00:39:00|
|Using DDev as a Local Development Environment||00:28:36|
|Using DrupalVM as a Local Development Environment||00:30:38|
See It In Action
Watch this sample video to get a sense of what this course is like.
About Your 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.
Try this course for a week, and if you don't agree that it's the best way to learn Drupal, we'll refund the full price. No questions asked.