In this course, beginner Drupal themers will learn the foundational skills needed to create their own themes for Drupal, as well as modify and extend existing themes.
Who is this class for?
This class is for beginning Drupal themers or those without formal training who may have missed some important fundamental concepts. No prior experience with theme development is required, but a basic understanding of HTML and CSS and familiarity with the Drupal CMS are recommended.
What does this course cover?
Students who take this course will be able to:
- Create new custom themes for Drupal.
- Override the default HTML from Drupal core and contributed modules to implement specific designs.
- Use the Twig language to create dynamic templates with conditionals, loops, filters, and functions.
- Create custom templates to reuse HTML components in multiple places in a design.
- Write preprocess functions in PHP to customize the content available in templates.
How is it taught?
The course will consist of pre-recorded video lessons and live Q&A sessions with the course instructor. The lesson videos can be watched on-demand, anytime it's convenient. Throughout the course, students will work through a series of hands-on exercises, building a custom theme that demonstrates the concepts covered in each lesson. We will provide an online development environment in which to follow along with the lessons and complete the assignments.
The weekly live sessions will be conducted online using Zoom. During the sessions, the instructor will answer questions about the lessons and will help troubleshoot any issues. 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.
How long is this course?
The estimated time commitment for the course is 6 - 8 hours per week for 2 weeks.
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 great when you need a refresher on a topic.
Lessons in This Class
|Using the DrupalTutor DevStack||00:12:06|
|Installing Drupal Core||00:15:53|
|Fixing the Trusted Host Settings Error||00:06:03|
|Enabling Development Settings in Drupal||00:10:00|
|Development Tools for Drupal||00:17:58|
|Using the Example Code Repository||00:12:57|
|Creating Drupal Themes||00:16:27|
|Adding CSS to Your Theme||00:26:12|
|Overriding and Customizing Templates||00:41:20|
|Adding Images to Your Theme||00:10:20|
|Adding Print Stylesheets||00:04:20|
|Adding External CSS from CDNs||00:06:53|
|Loading Libraries Dynamically||00:09:37|
|Rendering Content Variables in Twig||00:39:24|
|Variables and Control Structures in Twig||00:49:03|
|Functions in Twig||00:15:35|
|Combining and Extending Twig Templates||00:14:28|
|Understanding Regions and Layout||00:19:53|
|Overriding Templates from Modules||00:09:01|
|Using Preprocess Functions||00:12:27|
|Creating Custom Templates||00:26:06|
|Overriding and Extending CSS and JS Libraries||00:15:57|
|Creating a Theme Using a Starter Kit||00:14:20|