Drupal 7 Layout and Theming (Waltham, Massachusetts)
You know how to make flexible content types, how to structure your site with custom paths and menus, and how to create dynamic lists of content with Drupal. And yet - you've found the limitations of the core block system to place the content on your site. Now you want to know how you can get control of where content is placed in your page structure. Drupal has a variety of approaches to making dynamic layouts, and in this course you will see how to use them, and find the right approach for you. 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. You'll see how to develop on the shoulders of giants, and save yourself buckets of 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.
To get the most out of this course, it's essential that you have site building skills. As well as familiarity with HTML and CSS. 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
*Create a responsive theme in Drupal
*Best practices for sustainable theming
The training sessions will be held between 10AM to 5PM on both days. If possible, try and arrive between 9:30 and 9:45, so that we can get any technical issues solved and start the session promptly.
What to bring:
*Laptop computer (If you do not have a laptop computer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
*Notepad and pen
Morning coffee/continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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