Drupal Layout and Theming

Course details

Level: 

In this two day course you'll learn a variety of approaches to making dynamic layouts in Drupal, and how to choose the right approach for your site. You will learn techniques and best practices for configuring a flexible and extendable layout for your site, then you'll learn how to get more control over the look and feel by creating a custom theme in Drupal.

By the end of the course, you'll know how to save yourself time in making easy to configure, responsive and smart layouts. You will also understand best practices in making your site secure and fast, and easy to maintain.

Duration: 
2 days
Prerequisites: 

Required site building skills are outlined on our Drupal in a Day and Site Building course descriptions.
Familiarity with HTML and CSS is required. PHP is not required.

By the end of the training you will be able to: 
  • Create custom layouts for landing pages on your site.
  • Make content appear dynamically based on where you are in the site structure.
  • Change the look of sections on your site.
  • Create a custom theme in Drupal.
  • Learn the essential PHP you need to make a theme in Drupal.
  • Best practices for sustainable theming.
What is provided: 
Some events provide lunch and refreshments. Check the individual event listings for details.
Participants will receive a printed manual which outlines step-by-step activities.
Depending on venue, participants will either be provided with a sandbox environment in a computer lab, or they will use their own computers.

Upcoming training events

Date Locationsort descending Country Delivery
Oct 22, 2014 Austin, TX US In-person view
Sep 10, 2014 Columbia, MD US In-person view
Nov 05, 2014 Geneva, GE CH In-person view
Nov 20, 2014 Heverlee, VBR BE In-person view
Oct 08, 2014 Phoenix, AZ US In-person view
Sep 17, 2014 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Oct 29, 2014 Schaumburg, IL US In-person view
Oct 15, 2014 Schaumburg, IL US Online view
Sep 25, 2014 Waltham, MA US In-person view
Dec 18, 2014 Waltham, MA US In-person view
Sep 18, 2014 Washington D.C., DC US In-person view
Sep 18, 2014 Washington D.C., DC US Online view