Drupal 7 ninja theming


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Slides for the presentation about Drupal's Omega Theme I gave at the Alpine Drupalcamp 2011 in Brixen, Italy

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Drupal 7 ninja theming

  1. 1. Drupal 7 Ninja ThemingHow Context + Delta + Omega will blow your old themes up
  2. 2. A quick introduction Claudio Beatrice Developer @omissis twitter http://silent-voice.org blog http://agavee.com team Co-founder of the ‘Drupal Italia’ Association Skylogic S.P.A. - Turin (IT) Satellite telecommunications C, PHP, Drupal, Java, Javascript, MySQL, LDAP Go On Media - Paris (FR) Internet Media PHP, Zend, Javascript, HTML, CSSAgavee - Somewhere in Northern Italy :) Web Development PHP, Drupal, Symfony, Javascript, jQuery
  3. 3. and some credits Jake Strawn Developer, Themer, Designer twitter @himerus email jake.strawn@himerus.com blog http://himerus.com Sebastian Siemssen Developer twitter @thefubhy
  4. 4. Alright then, what makes Omega so special?
  5. 5. It sits on the shoulders of giantsIt’s an evolved implementationof the ninesixty Drupaltheme which, in turn, is basedupon the 960 grid systemby Nathan Smith It gets inspiration (and features) from the most appreciated Drupal themes such as Acquia Marina, Zen, Fusion and Studio
  6. 6. Down with the gridness960gs helps you to save time and to reducefrustration by streamlining your front-enddevelopment and insuring (what Yahoodetermines as) A-grade browsers compatibility http://sonspring.com/journal/960-grid-system
  7. 7. Down with the gridness Drupal (well, the guy who developed ninesixty) brought 960gs even further by adding some more functionalities to the framework such as:• push & pull classes (backported to 960gs)• ns() function for contextual widths of grid elements• grid overlay and debugging tools• RTL language support All these features are available in Omega
  8. 8. A Saucerful of inspirations 960gs features• 12, 16, 24, 32 column options • Each zone has its own container options, which allows for mixed layouts• no need to use ns() function in most situations • template_preprocess_page() handles this based on theme settings • theme-settings.php gives extensive theme settings to base theme & all sub themes based on Omega• content first (.push & .pull) options
  9. 9. A Saucerful of inspirations Non-960gs features • Custom page titles • Alternate settings for <front> and other pages • Custom separator • Custom breadcrumbs • On/off toggle for breadcrumbs • Custom separator • Toggle “home” link in breadcrumb • Append current page to end of breadcrumb • Mission statements • Choose to display on <front> only or all pages
  10. 10. Hey! But there’s moar!• Highly customizable theme settings that let you configure your layout in a few clicks• XHTML and HTML5 subthemes• Delta and Context modules give you the ability to create separated theme configurations and use them depending on the conditions of your choice with no LOC• Drush integration lets you spawn new subthemes and export/revert their configuration in a matter of seconds
  11. 11. Let’s take a quick tour
  12. 12. Don’t call him baby• Easily extendable: cleanly integrate custom grids is a matter of a few LOC• Well documented: it has a dedicated website with plenty of resources and videos• Fast development pace• Growing community
  13. 13. Ok ok, you got me. Ain’t it a little bit too fat tho? ‘Course not! :) But let’s pretend it is so I am allowed to introduce the upcoming version...
  14. 14. Omega 3 it’s good for your heart• Segmentation of Alpha & Omega • this will allow users to enable core functionalities without the added weight of some advanced features• Zone/Region Flexibility • ability to freely reassign zones and regions through the interface (Omega UI) • branding zone configurable through UI, less region-- branding-tpl.php tweaking• Region Ordering improvements • static & dynamic zones will be both allowed to be ordered • finer control on how zones appear and are rendered (with all the consequences on SEO)• Performance Enhancements • Preprocess/process, Css, Theme settings• Optional CSS Loading
  15. 15. Omega 3 it’s good for your heart• Responsive Grids • Adaptive layouts through customizable @media queries or javascript as fallback (IE ) • Good number of tweaks available such as optional grid styles and viewport/scale settings • Default layouts: mobile (region stacked), narrow (720px), normal (960px), wide (1200px)
  16. 16. Omega 3 it’s good for your heartYou oughta watch the entire video: http://bit.ly/e4zAt0
  17. 17. Referenceshttp://960.gshttp://himerus.comhttp://developmentgeeks.comhttp://omega.developmentgeeks.comhttp://drupal.org/project/omegahttp://groups.drupal.org/omega-frameworkhttp://silent-voice.org
  18. 18. Thank you for watching!
  19. 19. One last thing...™
  20. 20. The DrupalCon London • 22 - 25 August • Fairfield Halls, Croydon • 1500+ expected attendees • Loads of awesome sessions, Jack Strawn’s included! • Fish and chips! :)))