In this course, students will go step-by-step through the process of creating a Drupal theme from an HTML design. This includes breaking down the design logically into components, determining which features from Drupal core and contributed modules to use to implement those components, and building a functional theme to match the original design.
Who is this class for?
This class is for students who already know the fundamentals of creating Drupal themes, and want to learn how to apply those skills to a real-world project. Students taking this course should understand HTML, CSS, and Twig, and have a familiarity with the Drupal CMS. Students who have never built a Drupal theme before should take our introductory course, Drupal Theming Fundamentals, before taking this course.
What does this course cover?
Students who take this course will be able to:
- Break down a design into logical components that can be implemented as Drupal entities.
- Determine which entity types are best suited for each element of the design.
- Customize the layout and regions of a Drupal theme.
- Implement design elements as regions, blocks, content, media, and paragraphs.
- Use the Layout Paragraphs module to enhance the content editor experience when building Drupal pages with paragraphs.
At the end of this course, students will have built a functional Drupal website from a Bootstrap 5 based design, following best practices for Drupal theming. Click here to view the design mockup we will covert to a Drupal theme in this course.
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.