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The Themer's Toolkit Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The Themer’s Toolkit
  • 2. Abstract
    • The tools available to Drupal 6 themers are amazing! Come learn about base themes, must-have modules, browser-based tools you can't live without and get a gentle introduction on how to convert Drupal 5 themes to Drupal 6. Woo!
    • PS This talk was based on chapter 2 and chapter 3 of Front End Drupal – a brand new book on theming Drupal. More information is available at www.frontenddrupal.com
  • 3.  
  • 4.  
  • 5. April 2009
  • 6.  
  • 7. The .info file
    • name = Venus
    • description = The most beautiful theme evah.
    • Screenshot = screenshot.png
    • core = 6.x
    • engine = phptemplate
  • 8. A .tpl.php file
    • <div id=&quot;block&quot;><div class=&quot;block-inner&quot;>
    • <?php if ($block->subject): ?>
    • <h2 class=&quot;title&quot;><?php print $block->subject; ?></h2>
    • <?php endif; ?>
    • <div class=&quot;content&quot;>
    • <?php print $block->content; ?>
    • </div>
    • </div></div>
  • 9. The template.php file
  • 10. Starter Themes
  • 11. The .info file
    • name = Venus
    • description = The most beautiful theme evah.
    • Screenshot = screenshot.png
    • core = 6.x
    • engine = phptemplat
    • base theme = zen
  • 12. Converting from Drupal 5x
  • 13. The .info file
    • stylesheets[all][] = regions.css
    • stylesheets[print][] = print.css
    • regions[above_header] = above header
    • regions[navbar] = navigation bar
  • 14. 5 tools you need to use too
    • 1. Firebug
    • 2. Screen shot + testing services
    • 3. Devel module
    • 4. Design library (Zotero)
    • 5. CSS Grids
  • 15. www.getfirebug.com
  • 16. www.browsershots.com
  • 17.  
  • 18.  
  • 19. www.zotero.com
  • 20.  
  • 21. + 1
  • 22.
    • More information at:
      • http://bazaar-vcs.org/BazaarUploadForWebDev
  • 23. Share your toolkit.
  • 24. Blog your toolkit.
  • 25. Resources
    • www.drupal.org
    • www.frontenddrupal.com