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These are slides from my presentation at Drupal Design Camp Los Angeles, February 2011. Video with rather low resolution version of the slides (we inadvertently recorded my presentation notes screen ...

These are slides from my presentation at Drupal Design Camp Los Angeles, February 2011. Video with rather low resolution version of the slides (we inadvertently recorded my presentation notes screen rather than the projector screen) can be viewed on blip:
http://ladrupal.blip.tv/file/4731722/

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    Grok Drupal (7) Theming - 2011 Feb update Grok Drupal (7) Theming - 2011 Feb update Presentation Transcript

    • Grok Drupal Theming Laura Scott PINGV @lauras #grokd4dDrupal Design Camp LA 2011
    • Laura ScottCreative Director,Drupal Architectand Co-FounderPINGV Creative "laura s" drupal.org/user/18973 Drupal since 2004 @lauras
    • Grok Drupal ThemingGrok means to understand so thoroughlythat the observer becomes a part of theobserved — to merge, blend, intermarry, lose identity in group experience. Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
    • <h1 id="title"> Grok Drupal Theming </h1>
    • <h1 id="title"> Grok Drupal Theming </h1> How Drupal displays content (templates) How to start theming Other things to consider
    • Assumptions• You know HTML/xhtml • You dont know PHP (but if you do, we wont• You know CSS 2.1 hold it against you)• You are at least getting • You understand some to know CSS 3 (or want basic Drupal to) architecture concepts• Drupal theming confuses • You want to learn this or mystifies you
    • Some PHP required• Mainly to print pre-defined variables … e.g., $title (for the page title).• You can do a lot in the "preprocess" and "process" functions.• You can avoid it if it totally scares the living daylights out of you. Just stick to copy and paste from <?php to ?>.
    • HTML5 is coming! http://groups.drupal.org/html5
    • Theming for Drupal 7 is more powerful than previous versions ...but its also a bit more complicated.
    • Anatomy of a Drupal "page" • xhtml, CSS, bg images • Content presented via templates • JavaScript
    • The Drupal theme • CSS files • Image files • Template files • JavaScript files • .info file • Preprocess and process new!
    • • CSS files• Image files• Template files• JavaScript files• Preprocess and process files• .info file
    • Which template? It depends....
    • Which template? page.tpl.php • logo • main title • regions • footer and • other templates
    • Which template? html.tpl.php new! page.tpl.php • !DOCTYPE • <head> stuff • Drupal calls for CSS and JavaScript* • <body> container
    • Which template? html.tpl.php page.tpl.php node.tpl.php • node title • node author • post date • node content • node taxonomy terms • node links
    • Which template? html.tpl.php page.tpl.php node.tpl.php comment-wrapper.tpl.php • Comment area title? • Comment templates
    • Which template? html.tpl.php page.tpl.php node.tpl.php comment-wrapper.tpl.php comment.tpl.php • Comment title? • Comment author • Comment content • Comment links
    • Which template? html.tpl.php page.tpl.php node.tpl.php block.tpl.php • Block title • Block content comment-wrapper.tpl.php comment.tpl.php*Well come back tothis, because theres one more very important thing.
    • Every modules outputalso has a template file. (In theory.)
    • 42 *.tpl.php files in D7s /modules folder. Each can be copied into your theme and used to override.
    • The Views UI gives you template code to override Views output.
    • One theme might have dozens of template files.
    • There are only a few basics. (Its not rocket science.)
    • Whats inside a template?
    • html.tpl.php
    • html.tpl.php <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>" version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print $language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>>
    • html.tpl.php <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>" version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print $language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>> <head profile="<?php print $grddl_profile; ?>"> <?php print $head; ?> <title><?php print $head_title; ?></title> <?php print $styles; ?> <?php print $scripts; ?> </head>
    • html.tpl.php <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>" version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print $language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>> <head profile="<?php print $grddl_profile; ?>"> <?php print $head; ?> <title><?php print $head_title; ?></title> <?php print $styles; ?> <?php print $scripts; ?> </head> <body class="<?php print $classes; ?>" <?php print $attributes;?>> <div id="skip-link"> <a href="#main-content" class="element-invisible element-focusable"><?php print t(Skip to main content); ?></a> </div> <?php print $page_top; ?> <?php print $page; ?> <?php print $page_bottom; ?> </body> </html>
    • <body class="<?php print $classes; ?>" <?php print$attributes;?>> <div id="skip-link"> <a href="#main-content" class="element-invisibleelement-focusable"><?php print t(Skip to maincontent); ?></a> </div> <?php print $page_top; ?> <?php print $page; ?> <?php print $page_bottom; ?></body></html>
    • page.tpl.php
    • page.tpl.php <div id="page-wrapper"><div id="page"> <div id="header"><div class="section clearfix"> <?php if ($logo): ?> <a href="<?php print $front_page; ?>" title="<?php print t(Home); ?>" rel="home" id="logo"> logo <img src="<?php print $logo; ?>" alt="<?php print t(Home); ?>" /> site name </a> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($site_name || $site_slogan): ?> <div id="name-and-slogan"> <?php if ($site_name): ?> <?php if ($title): ?> site slogan <div id="site-name"><strong> <a href="<?php print $front_page; ?>" title="<?php print t(Home); ?>" rel="home"><span><?php print$site_name; ?></span></a> </strong></div> <?php else: /* Use h1 when the content title is empty */ ?> <h1 id="site-name"> main menu <a href="<?php print $front_page; ?>" title="<?php print t(Home); ?>" rel="home"><span><?php print$site_name; ?></span></a> </h1> <?php endif; ?> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($site_slogan): ?> breadcrumb <div id="site-slogan"><?php print $site_slogan; ?></div> <?php endif; ?> </div> <!-- /#name-and-slogan --> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[header]); ?> messages </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#header --> <?php if ($main_menu): ?> <div id="navigation"><div class="section"> <?php print theme(links__system_main_menu, array(links => $main_menu, attributes => array(id => main-menu,class => array(links, clearfix)), heading => t(Main menu))); ?> highight </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#navigation --> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($breadcrumb): ?> <div id="breadcrumb"><?php print $breadcrumb; ?></div> <?php endif; ?> <h1> title <?php print $messages; ?> <div id="main-wrapper"><div id="main" class="clearfix"> <div id="content" class="column"><div class="section"> tabs <?php if ($page[highlight]): ?><div id="highlight"><?php print render($page[highlight]); ?></div><?php endif; ?> <a id="main-content"></a> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <?php if ($title): ?><h1 class="title" id="page-title"><?php print $title; ?></h1><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <?php if ($tabs): ?><div class="tabs"><?php print render($tabs); ?></div><?php endif; ?> help <?php print render($page[help]); ?> <?php if ($action_links): ?><ul class="action-links"><?php print render($action_links); ?></ul><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[content]); ?> <?php print $feed_icons; ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#content --> content <?php if ($page[sidebar_first]): ?> <div id="sidebar-first" class="column sidebar"><div class="section"> <?php print render($page[sidebar_first]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#sidebar-first --> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($page[sidebar_second]): ?> <div id="sidebar-second" class="column sidebar"><div class="section"> <?php print render($page[sidebar_second]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#sidebar-second --> feed icons <?php endif; ?> </div></div> <!-- /#main, /#main-wrapper --> <div id="footer"><div class="section"> <?php print theme(links__system_secondary_menu, array(links => $secondary_menu, attributes => array(id => sidebars footersecondary-menu, class => array(links, clearfix)), heading => t(Secondary menu))); ?> <?php print render($page[footer]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#footer --> </div></div> <!-- /#page, /#page-wrapper -->
    • The Semantic Page• Logo/branding/site name• [main nav]*• <h1> Title (of article, view, blog post, etc.)• Main content• Then secondary content (aka "sidebars"), footer * and thats debated
    • <a href="<?php print $front_page; ?>" title="<?php print t(Home); ?>" rel="home"><span><? php print $site_name; ?></span></a>page.tpl.php </h1> <?php endif; ?> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($site_slogan): ?> <div id="site-slogan"><?php print $site_slogan; ?></div> <?php endif; ?> </div> <!-- /#name-and-slogan --> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[header]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#header --> <?php if ($main_menu): ?> <div id="navigation"><div class="section"> <?php print theme(links__system_main_menu, array(links => $main_menu, attributes => array(id => main-menu, class => array(links, clearfix)), heading => t(Main menu))); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#navigation --> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($breadcrumb): ?> <div id="breadcrumb"><?php print $breadcrumb; ?></div> <?php endif; ?> <?php print $messages; ?> <div id="main-wrapper"><div id="main" class="clearfix"> <div id="content" class="column"><div class="section"> <?php if ($page[highlight]): ?><div id="highlight"><?php print render($page[highlight]); ?></ div><?php endif; ?> <a id="main-content"></a> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <?php if ($title): ?><h1 class="title" id="page-title"><?php print $title; ?></h1><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <?php if ($tabs): ?><div class="tabs"><?php print render($tabs); ?></div><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[help]); ?> <?php if ($action_links): ?><ul class="action-links"><?php print render($action_links); ?></ul><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[content]); ?> <?php print $feed_icons; ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#content --> <?php if ($page[sidebar_first]): ?> <div id="sidebar-first" class="column sidebar"><div class="section"> <?php print render($page[sidebar_first]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#sidebar-first --> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($page[sidebar_second]): ?> <div id="sidebar-second" class="column sidebar"><div class="section"> <?php print render($page[sidebar_second]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#sidebar-second --> <?php endif; ?> </div></div> <!-- /#main, /#main-wrapper --> <div id="footer"><div class="section"> <?php print theme(links__system_secondary_menu, array(links => $secondary_menu, attributes => array(id => secondary-menu, class => array(links, clearfix)), heading => t(Secondary menu))); ?> <?php print render($page[footer]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#footer -->
    • <a href="<?php print $front_page; ?>" title="<?php print t(Home); ?>" rel="home"><span><? php print $site_name; ?></span></a>page.tpl.php </h1> <?php endif; ?> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($site_slogan): ?> <div id="site-slogan"><?php print $site_slogan; ?></div> <?php endif; ?> </div> <!-- /#name-and-slogan --> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[header]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#header --> <?php print $messages; ?> <div id="main-wrapper"><div id="main" class="clearfix"> <div id="content" class="column"><div class="section"> <?php if ($page[highlight]): ?><div id="highlight"><?php print render($page[highlight]); ?></ div><?php endif; ?> <a id="main-content"></a> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <?php if ($title): ?><h1 class="title" id="page-title"><?php print $title; ?></h1><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <?php if ($tabs): ?><div class="tabs"><?php print render($tabs); ?></div><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[help]); ?> <?php if ($action_links): ?><ul class="action-links"><?php print render($action_links); ?></ul><?php endif; ?> <?php print render($page[content]); ?> <?php print $feed_icons; ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#content --> <?php if ($page[sidebar_first]): ?> <div id="sidebar-first" class="column sidebar"><div class="section"> <?php print render($page[sidebar_first]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#sidebar-first --> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($page[sidebar_second]): ?> <div id="sidebar-second" class="column sidebar"><div class="section"> <?php print render($page[sidebar_second]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#sidebar-second --> <?php endif; ?> </div></div> <!-- /#main, /#main-wrapper --> <?php if ($main_menu): ?> <div id="navigation"><div class="section"> <?php print theme(links__system_main_menu, array(links => $main_menu, attributes => array(id => main-menu, class => array(links, clearfix)), heading => t(Main menu))); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#navigation --> <?php endif; ?> <?php if ($breadcrumb): ?> <div id="breadcrumb"><?php print $breadcrumb; ?></div> <?php endif; ?> <div id="footer"><div class="section"> <?php print theme(links__system_secondary_menu, array(links => $secondary_menu, attributes => array(id => secondary-menu, class => array(links, clearfix)), heading => t(Secondary menu))); ?> <?php print render($page[footer]); ?> </div></div> <!-- /.section, /#footer -->
    • node.tpl.php
    • node.tpl.php <div id="node-<?php print $node->nid; ?>" class="<?php print $classes; ?> clearfix"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <?php print $user_picture; ?> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <?php if (!$page): ?> <h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><a href="<?php print $node_url; ? >"><?php print $title; ?></a></h2> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <?php if ($display_submitted): ?> <div class="submitted"> <?php print t(Submitted by !username on !datetime, array(!username => $name, !datetime => $date)); ?> </div> <?php endif; ?> <div class="content"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>> <?php // We hide the comments and links now so that we can render them later. hide($content[comments]); hide($content[links]); print render($content); ?> </div> <?php print render($content[links]); ?> <?php print render($content[comments]); ?> </div>
    • node.tpl.php <div id="node-<?php print $node->nid; ?>" class="<?php print $classes; ?> clearfix"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <?php print $user_picture; ?> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <?php if (!$page): ?> <h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><a href="<?php print $node_url; ? >"><?php print $title; ?></a></h2> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <?php if ($display_submitted): ?> <div class="submitted"> <?php print t(Submitted by !username on !datetime, array(!username => $name, !datetime => $date)); ?> </div> <?php endif; ?> <div class="content"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>> <?php // We hide the comments and links now so that we can render them later. hide($content[comments]); hide($content[links]); print render($content); ?> </div> <?php print render($content[links]); ?> <?php print render($content[comments]); ?> new! </div>
    • comment-wrapper.tpl.php
    • comment-wrapper.tpl.php<div id="comments" class="<?php print $classes; ?>"<?phpprint $attributes; ?>> <?php if ($content[comments] && $node->type !=forum): ?> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <h2 class="title"><?php print t(Comments); ?></h2> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($content[comments]); ?> <?php if ($content[comment_form]): ?> <h2 class="title comment-form"><?php print t(Addnew comment); ?></h2> <?php print render($content[comment_form]); ?> <?php endif; ?></div>
    • comment.tpl.php
    • comment.tpl.php<div class="<?php print $classes; ?> clearfix"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <?php print $picture ?> <?php if ($new): ?> <span class="new"><?php print $new ?></span> <?php endif; ?> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?> <h3<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><?php print $title ?></h3> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <div class="submitted"> <?php print $permalink; ?> <?php print $submitted; ?> </div> <div class="content"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>> <?php // We hide the comments and links now so that we can render them later. hide($content[links]); print render($content); ?> <?php if ($signature): ?> <div class="user-signature clearfix"> <?php print $signature ?> </div> <?php endif; ?> </div> <?php print render($content[links]) ?></div>
    • block.tpl.php
    • block.tpl.php<div id="<?php print $block_html_id; ?>" class="<?phpprint $classes; ?>"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?><?php if ($block->subject): ?> <h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><?php print$block->subject ?></h2><?php endif;?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <div class="content"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>> <?php print $content ?> </div></div>
    • block.tpl.php<div id="<?php print $block_html_id; ?>" class="<?phpprint $classes; ?>"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <?php print render($title_prefix); ?><?php if ($block->subject): ?> <h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><?php print$block->subject ?></h2><?php endif;?> <?php print render($title_suffix); ?> <div class="content"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>> <?php print $content ?> </div></div>
    • polls
    • node.tpl.php node.tpl.phppoll-vote.tpl.php poll-results.tpl.php poll-bar.tpl.php
    • block.tpl.php block.tpl.phppoll-vote.tpl.php poll-results--block.tpl.php poll-bar--block.tpl.php
    • Fields are in core Its nice to have a home.
    • field.tpl.php
    • field.tpl.php <div class="<?php print $classes; ?> clearfix"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <?php if (!$label_hidden) : ?> <div class="field-label"<?php print $title_attributes; ?>><?php print $label ?>:&nbsp;</div> <?php endif; ?> <div class="field-items"<?php print $content_attributes; ?>> <?php foreach ($items as $delta => $item) : ?> <div class="field-item <?php print $delta % 2 ? odd : even; ?>"<?php print $item_attributes [$delta]; ?>><?php print render($item); ?></div> <?php endforeach; ?> </div> </div>
    • html.tpl.phppage.tpl.phpnode.tpl.php block.tpl.phpcomment-wrapper.tpl.php comment.tpl.php
    • html.tpl.phppage.tpl.phpregion.tpl.phpregion.tpl.php region.tpl.phpnode.tpl.php block.tpl.phpcomment-wrapper.tpl.php comment.tpl.phpregion.tpl.php
    • new!region.tpl.php
    • region.tpl.php <?php if ($content): ?> <div class="<?php print $classes; ?>"> <?php print $content; ?> </div> <?php endif; ?>
    • So if all regions use the same template,how does Drupal know which region?
    • <?php print render($page[header]); ?>
    • <?php print render($page[header]); ?> <?php print render($page[help]); ?> <?php print render($page[highlight]); ?> <?php print render($page[content]); ?><?php print render($page[sidebar_first]); ?><?php print render($page[sidebar_second]); ?> <?php print render($page[footer]); ?>
    • All regions in your theme must be declared, or else you get these defaults.
    • Where the heck are all these templates?
    • example.com/modules
    • Preprocessscary doesnt have to be
    • Everything is an array pretty much
    • So how to go about creating a theme?
    • Create a theme from scratch, making everything • theme .info file • page.tpl.php • *.tpl.php files as needed to override core • template.php for your preprocess and process • background images
    • or make a baby!
    • Sub-themesinheriteverything fromparent theme, except what is overridden.
    • Inheritancehtml.tpl.phppage.tpl.phpnode.tpl.phpblock.tpl.php
    • Inheritancehtml.tpl.phppage.tpl.php page.tpl.phpnode.tpl.php node.tpl.phpblock.tpl.php
    • Inheritancehtml.tpl.php html.tpl.phppage.tpl.php page.tpl.phpnode.tpl.php node.tpl.phpblock.tpl.php
    • Inheritancebase.css base.csstype.css type.cssforms.css
    • Many good base themes
    • Copy in the base themeexample.com/themes/example.com/sites/all/themes/basetheme
    • Create your child themeexample.com/themes/example.com/sites/all/themes/yourtheme
    • sites all themes yourtheme yourtheme.info template.php license.txt css images templates
    • yourtheme.info
    • yourtheme.info name = yourtheme description = This is where you describe your theme in words. version = 1.0 ; Requirements base theme = ninesixty core = 7.x engine = phptemplate ; Stylesheets stylesheets[all][] = styles.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/base.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/layout.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/colors.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/forms.css stylesheets[print][] = styles/print.css ; Regions regions[header] = Header regions[help] = Help regions[highlight] = Highlight regions[content] = Content regions[page_top] = Page top regions[page_bottom] = Page bottom regions[indicators] = Indicators regions_hidden[] = indicators ; Scripts scripts[] = script.js scripts[] = scripts/twitter.js
    • yourtheme.info name = yourtheme description = This is where you describe your theme in words. version = 1.0 ; Requirements base theme = ninesixty core = 7.x engine = phptemplate ; Stylesheets stylesheets[all][] = styles.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/base.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/layout.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/colors.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/forms.css stylesheets[print][] = styles/print.css ; Regions regions[header] = Header regions[help] = Help regions[highlight] = Highlight regions[content] = Content regions[page_top] = Page top regions[page_bottom] = Page bottom regions[indicators] = Indicators regions_hidden[] = indicators ; Scripts scripts[] = script.js scripts[] = scripts/twitter.js
    • In Drupal 7, if youre creating a theme from scratch, you must now declarestyle.css and script.js in your .info file, or they will not be included.
    • yourtheme.info name = yourtheme description = This is where you describe your theme in words. version = 1.0 ; Requirements base theme = ninesixty core = 7.x engine = phptemplate ; Stylesheets stylesheets[all][] = styles.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/base.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/layout.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/colors.css stylesheets[screen][] = styles/forms.css stylesheets[print][] = styles/print.css ; Regions regions[header] = Header regions[help] = Help regions[highlight] = Highlight regions[content] = Content regions[page_top] = Page top regions[page_bottom] = Page bottom regions[indicators] = Indicators regions_hidden[] = indicators ; Scripts scripts[] = script.js scripts[] = scripts/twitter.js
    • Template Suggestions• Create a base template of that type• Create variations on it to apply in certain circumstances• No coding necessary http://drupal.org/node/190815
    • Template Suggestions by content type node.tpl.phpblog node--blog.tpl.phpevent node--event.tpl.phpclassified node--classified.tpl.phpproduct node--product.tpl.php
    • Template Suggestions by content type new! node.tpl.phpblog node--blog.tpl.phpevent node--event.tpl.phpclassified node--classified.tpl.phpproduct node--product.tpl.php
    • Delimiters use two: -- Words still use one: -event-meeting node--event-meeting.tpl.phpevent-party node--event-party.tpl.php
    • new!And no longer need node.tpl.php in your theme in order to usenode--event.tpl.php.
    • new!Wildcards in tpl names page--user--42.tpl.php page--user--%.tpl.php override all user displays without affecting /user
    • new!.clear-block is now .clearfix
    • Alter Hookshook_page_alter()hook_form_alter()hook_css_alter()hook_js_alter()
    • Conditional CSS still needs trickery//IE6 overridesdrupal_add_css( path_to_theme() . /fix-ie.css, array( group => CSS_THEME, browsers => array( IE => lt IE 7, !IE => FALSE ), preprocess => FALSE ));
    • new! Classes and Attributes are now standardand predefined without futzing(although you can still futz if you want).
    • <div id="example" class="<?php print $classes; ?>clearfix"<?php print $attributes; ?>>...</div>
    • node.tpl.php<div id="node-<?php print $node->nid; ?>"class="<?php print $classes; ?> clearfix"<?php print$attributes; ?>>...</div>
    • Attributes new!• $attributes• $title_attributes for titles• $content_attributes for content
    • <div id="example" class="<?php print$classes; ?>"<?php print $attributes; ?>> <h2<?php print $title_attributes; ?>>...</h2> <div class="content"<?php print$content_attributes; ?>>... </div></div>
    • Be nice to robots!photo: Don Soloflickr.com/photos/donsolo/3950364004/
    • RDFa• Robot food• An entire language to learn• Theming just got a lot more technicalphoto: Don Soloflickr.com/photos/donsolo/3950364004/
    • Image: Davie60rflickr.com/photos/davie60r/3274499595/
    • Robots just want toHand over Im hungry!your RDF! understand your site. Hmmmmm…. data….. Image: bbaltimore flickr.com/photos/bbaltimore/6778028/
    • Dance with them! Its easy!Image: Eric__I_Eflickr.com/photos/deadling/256390679/
    • html.tpl.php<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>"version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print$language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>>
    • html.tpl.php<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>"version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print$language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>>
    • html.tpl.php<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>"version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print$language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>>
    • html.tpl.php<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>"version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print$language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>>
    • html.tpl.php<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>"version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print$language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>>
    • html.tpl.php<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML+RDFa1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/DTD/xhtml-rdfa-1.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"xml:lang="<?php print $language->language; ?>"version="XHTML+RDFa 1.0" dir="<?php print$language->dir; ?>" <?php print $rdf_namespaces; ?>><head profile="<?php print $grddl_profile; ?>">
    • Do I really need to doRDFa to use Drupal? No, you can just ignore it, and work on the same level as other systems. But youll be missing out.Photo: FlySiflickr.com/photos/flysi/183272970/
    • Attributes• $attributes• $title_attributes for titles• $content_attributes for content
    • Basics to Remember• Create your theme in sites/all/themes/yourtheme• Copy templates into your theme to make overrides• Use template suggestions to break out distinct structures and stylings• Use base theme to get a jump on things• Let Drupal do what it does best
    • Points of Modification • CSS • xhtml in the template that applies • preprocess • module
    • Resources• Drupal 6 » Drupal 7 theming changes drupal.org/update/theme/6/7• Template suggestions drupal.org/node/190815*• RDFa buytaert.net/semantic-web- and-drupal-video * Drupal 6
    • Get Drush! Yeah yeah yeah, I know, you dont like command line, but this will really really and for true help you save timedeveloping so that you can spend more time designing and theming, and isnt that what youd rather do anyway? Video to make it easy: http://is.gd/ aZe33
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