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How to Create Layouts and Themes in Drupal 7

Course Summary

In this class you'll learn a variety of approaches to making dynamic layouts in Drupal, and how to choose the right approach for your site.

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    Course Syllabus



    What You Need

    Your Learning Environment

    Your Site for This Class


    Drupal Theming Fundamentals

    Types of Themes

    Finding and Evaluating Themes

    Installing New Themes

    Making a Simple Theme

    Adding Screenshots

    Declaring Regions

    Adding Features to Your Theme

    Adding CSS

    Adding Javascript

    Adding CSS and Images

    Anatomy of a Drupal Page


    Customizing Your Theme

    Coding Standards

    Template File Overrides

    Overriding the Core node.tpl.php

    Theme Developer Module

    Overrides by ID and Content Type

    Adding Custom Regions

    Overriding the Maintenance Page

    Basic Structures in PHP

    Conditional Statements

    Overriding Theme Functions

    Adding a Variable

    Introduction to Arrays


    Base Themes and Subtheming

    Best Practices for Subtheming

    Using a Zen Subtheme

    Project Pages on

    Importing a Distribution

    Creating a Zen Subtheme

    Theme Settings

    Generating Test Content

    Creating Custom CSS Files

    Markup and Styles

    Custom Homepage Layout

    Challenging Designs

    Adapting CSS for a Design


    Introduction to Responsive Drupal

    Responsive Menus Module

    Responsive Views

    Responsive Slideshows

    Responsive Images

    Responsive Videos


    Layout via Configuration

    Site Building Tips

    Contributed Modules for Layout

    Display Suite

    Panels and Custom Layouts


    Final Exercise

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1 - 4 hours / week

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