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Drupal 6: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

Course Summary

Shows how to manage the look and feel of a web site via Drupal's themes.       


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    Course Syllabus

        Introduction         Welcome         Using the exercise files     1. Drupal Themes         Learning about Drupal themes         Building sites today with Drupal         Required knowledge and software     2. Getting Drupal Ready         Installing Drupal 6 using Acquia         Configuring the appropriate modules for a Drupal site         Creating pages with standard node content types         Creating custom node content types         Adding RSS secondary content         Finalizing site navigation     3. Essential Tools and Modules For Theme Creation         Installing the Theme Developer module (aka Devel)         Ensuring cross-browser compatibility with conditional style sheets         Using Firefox extensions for site development         Working with Dreamweaver     4. Theme Administration         Choosing a default theme         Touring the core themes         Configuring global theme features and post settings         Adding a logo and shortcut icon (favicon)         Setting the administration theme         Installing a new theme         Positioning blocks in theme regions         Setting user theme permissions     5. Modifying Existing Themes         Using the Color module to change color schemes         Preparing to build a sub-theme         Building a sub-theme: Creating the .info file         Building a sub-theme: Adding custom styles (CSS)         Building a sub-theme: Adding custom theme regions     6. Creating New Themes         Exploring a theme folder         Setting up a theme .info file         Adding styles (CSS) to a theme         Including a style sheet for right to left readers         Creating a print style sheet         Adding JavaScript to a theme         Adding graphics and images to a theme         Understanding theme templates (tpl.php)         Understanding template variables     7. Page Templates        Understanding page templates         Creating a template to theme every page (page.tpl.php)         Creating a template to theme just the front page (page-front.tpl.php)         Creating a template to theme individual pages (page-node-nid.tpl.php)         Creating a template for "site offline" maintenance pages     8. Node Content Templates         Understanding node templates         Creating a template to theme every node (node.tpl.php)         Creating a template to theme custom node types (node-type.tpl.php)         Discovering node templates using the theme developer module     9. Block Templates         Understanding block templates         Creating a template to theme every block (block.tpl.php)         Creating a template to theme an individual block (block-module-delta.tpl.php)         Creating a template to theme all blocks from a single module (block-module.tpl.php)         Creating a template to theme all blocks in a certain region (block-region.tpl.php)     10. Other Templates         Exploring the comments template (comment.tpl.php)         Exploring other core modules and their templates (other tpl.php files)     11. Troubleshooting and Finishing Up         Removing unnecessary modules         Optimizing site performance         Streamlining site files for launch         Troubleshooting when a white screen appears instead of Drupal         Touring Drupal community groups     Conclusion         Goodbye  


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

5 - 6 hours / week

This course is listed under Open Source , Development & Implementations and IT Security & Architecture Community

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