Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

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Create and edit custom themes in Drupal 7 and migrate existing themes built in Drupal 6.Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes shows the tools and techniques needed to build custom web sites with Drupal. Author Chaz Chumley introduces Drupal theme administration and takes a look at basic theming concepts, such as templates, regions, and variables. The course explores how Drupal default themes are configured and structured and how to install and edit a theme. The course also explores the tools a designer needs to create a Drupal 7 theme, using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Drupal templates, or migrate an existing Drupal 6 theme to Drupal 7. Exercise files are included with this course. Topics inc…

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Create and edit custom themes in Drupal 7 and migrate existing themes built in Drupal 6.Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes shows the tools and techniques needed to build custom web sites with Drupal. Author Chaz Chumley introduces Drupal theme administration and takes a look at basic theming concepts, such as templates, regions, and variables. The course explores how Drupal default themes are configured and structured and how to install and edit a theme. The course also explores the tools a designer needs to create a Drupal 7 theme, using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Drupal templates, or migrate an existing Drupal 6 theme to Drupal 7. Exercise files are included with this course. Topics include: Installing Drupal 7 on Mac or Windows Using the Devel and Theme Developer modules Understanding templates and variables Choosing global and theme specific settings Exploring how CSS and JavaScript references work in Drupal Creating a theme roadmap Creating the theme folder, structure, and .info file Customizing HTML templates and variables Creating template regions and rendering page variables Optimizing site CSS and JavaScript Understanding performance considerations such as caching Migrating themes from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7

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