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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 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.

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.

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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.

Topics Covered In This Course

The Drupal Theme System

  • Creating new themes
  • Integrating standard Drupal elements (navigation menus, content, blocks)
  • Adding CSS and Javascript libraries
  • Creating and overriding template files
  • Declaring custom theme regions
  • Overriding CSS and Javascript from Drupal core and contributed modules.

The Twig Template Language

  • Overriding Twig template files
  • Rendering and debugging content variables
  • Formatting content with filters and functions
  • Using conditionals and loops
  • Combining template files together by including and extending

Advanced Drupal Theming

  • Theming Views
  • Adding custom javascript to themes
  • Using preprocess functions
  • Creating custom templates
  • Implementing responsive designs
  • Using the Responsive Images module

Turning a HTML/Graphic Design into a Drupal Theme

  • How to decompose a static design into Drupal components
  • Implementing a grid system like Bootstrap to create responsive designs
  • 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.

Cost

The cost for this course is $398 per student .

This includes:

  • 14+ hours of video lessons and 4 weekly live sessions with your instruction.
  • Permanent access to the recordings of the lessons and live session recordings. Watch them again anytime you need them!
  • A local development environment and 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.

Register for This Course

Price: $398 per student

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, July 16, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Wednesday, August 7, 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, July 30, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, August 20, 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
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Wednesday, September 4, 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
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, September 17, 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, September 10, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 1, 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, September 24, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 8, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 29, 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, October 22, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 12, 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, November 5, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 26, 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, November 19, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019: 1:00pm - 2:00pm and 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST

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Price: $2,400 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
I am self-taught and have been a senior web developer for many years. These classes jump right to the pertinent information and stays on point. My experience has taught me that online video courses will be only partially useful, and even then it takes considerable effort to find the proper information to fill in the gaps of my existing knowledge. I'm pleased to say that this course was quite the opposite - Each video (well...maybe not the Intro to PHP for ûber-beginners video) was full of useful information. Multiple times during the course, after being exposed to some new tidbit of Drupally-goodness, I would pause the video, go into my real-life-Drupal-8 development codebase, and implement the technique I just learned. I'm not talking copy/pasting sample code into a contrived learning environment, I'm talking writing my own code to solve a real-world issue. Considering the reasonable cost of these videos, I can say they're totally worth your time and money. They certainly were worth it for me.
James - Senior Web Developer