Theming with Fusion: a new approach for layout and modular styles

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Theming with Fusion: a new approach for layout and modular styles

  1. 1. Theming with Fusion a new approach for layout and modular styles Presented by Stephanie Pakrul and Sheena Donnelly
  2. 2. We are TopNotchThemes Stephanie •stephthegeek •4 years, 11 wks on d.o •Co-owner of TNT, Drupal mastermind Sheena •sheena_d •1 year, 26 wks on d.o •Graphic Designer, TNT Themer
  3. 3. The Framework for Less Work • Fusion is a GPL base theme • Fusion uses the Skinr module to apply classes • There are several free Fusion subthemes • We also have a catalog of premium Fusion themes
  4. 4. Who Are You?
  5. 5. Who Are You? Fusion is For… • Themers of all levels • Front-end design professionals • The one guy (or girl) who is expected to do it all • Freelancers and small development shops
  6. 6. Take it With You 2 things you will leave with… • An understanding of how Fusion can solve your theming problems • Your own sandbox with Fusion & Skinr configured
  7. 7. • Clone yourself a sandbox at: fusiondrupalthemes.com/sandbox OR • Download Fusion drupal.org/project/fusion Download Skinr* drupal.org/project/skinr • Read Fusion subtheme documentation: fusiondrupalthemes.com/quickstart Get Set Up *Skinr 1.5 is currently recommended, but the 2.x- dev is available for the brave
  8. 8. Top 5 Theming Frustrations 1. Duplication of Effort on common design motifs 2. Delays in project timeline waiting for configuration and content 3. Clients’ whims 4. Future site feature additions 5. Filtering through IRC, drupal.org and more for support and education
  9. 9. Top 5 Theming Frustrations 1. Duplication of Effort on common design motifs 2. Delays in project timeline waiting for configuration and content 3. Clients’ whims 4. Future site feature additions 5. Filtering through IRC, drupal.org and more for support and education
  10. 10. Top 5 Theming Frustrations 1. Duplication of Effort on common design motifs 2. Delays in project timeline waiting for configuration and content 3. Clients’ whims 4. Future site feature additions 5. Filtering through IRC, drupal.org and more for support and education
  11. 11. Top 5 Theming Frustrations 1. Duplication of Effort on common design motifs 2. Delays in project timeline waiting for configuration and content 3. Clients’ whims 4. Future feature additions 5. Filtering through IRC, drupal.org and more for support and education
  12. 12. Top 5 Theming Frustrations 1. Duplication of Effort on common design motifs 2. Delays in project timeline waiting for configuration and content 3. Clients’ whims 4. Future site feature additions 5. Filtering through IRC, drupal.org and more for support and education
  13. 13. Top 5 Theming Frustrations 1. Duplication of Effort on common design motifs 2. Delays in project timeline waiting for configuration and content 3. Clients’ whims 4. Future site feature additions 5. Filtering through IRC, drupal.org and more for support and education
  14. 14. • Fusion allows themers & admins to easily change layout through simple point-and-click options • Fluid & Fixed layouts • 12 or 16 column grid • 85% - 100% widths • Easily create custom grids • http://fusiondrupalthemes.com/support/theme-developers/grid-concepts/creating-custom- grid-definition Bonus: Easy Grid
  15. 15. To Review…
  16. 16. Fusion is… • A flexible, sustainable, time-saving theming system • Ready-to-use line of Free & Premium Themes
  17. 17. Try Fusion! •drupal.org/project/fusion •fusiondrupalthemes.com/sandbox •fusiondrupalthemes.com/quickstart
  18. 18. What did you think? Step 1) Locate this session on the DCSF site http://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/schedule Step 2) Click the “Take Survey” link

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