Theming Your Views
Presented by Mark W. Jarrell Drupal Username: attheshow
June 27, 2009 Http://ﬂeetthought.com
What are we talking about?
✤ This is a “how to” session
✤ Building a view (the quick and
✤ Modify the look and feel of the
view output using some basic CSS
✤ Working with Views template ﬁles
in order to completely change the
code that comes out around your
Why do we need to do any
theming to what Views creates?
✤ Make your site look individual
and stand apart from the crowd
✤ Control! You may not like what
you get out-of-the-box.
✤ You may need some HTML in
your list of items that Views isn’t
generating for you.
✤ Example: “I wish I could
automatically capitalize my node
titles in this list.”
What do we need to make it
✤ Not much! Fairly straightforward.
✤ Views module
✤ “Advanced Help” module
✤ Build a custom theme or modify
an existing one
✤ Firebug Firefox Extension
Further Reading Links
✤ “Views 2 Theming”
✤ Install the “Advanced Help” Module
Then visit http://[YOURSITE]/admin/advanced_help/views
✤ Click on “Theme: Information” when looking at a view
and really read what it says there.
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