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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Understand commonly used Drupal terminology, tools, and conventions of Drupal
  • Configure raw HTML in a Drupal environment quickly and efficiently
  • Use raw HTML to create advanced Drupal themes with the help of simple yet comprehensive instructions and examples

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Language : English
eBook : 38 pages
Release Date : October 2013
ISBN : 1783281758
ISBN 13 : 9781783281756
Author(s) : Pankaj Sharma
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Instant, Open Source

Table of Contents

Preface
Instant Premium Drupal Theme
  • Instant Premium Drupal Theme
    • Understanding Drupal jargon
    • Understanding Drupal's theme structure (Simple)
    • Configuring raw HTML in the Drupal environment (Simple)
    • Breaking down HTML in parts (Intermediate)
    • Populating a Drupal theme with dynamic content (Advanced)
    • Theme how tos (Advanced)

Pankaj Sharma

Pankaj Sharma is a senior software engineer with a multinational IT firm in Noida, India. He has more than five years of developing experience in Perl, PHP, and CMS (WordPress, Drupal). Besides these technologies, he has also worked on AJAX, JavaScript, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. He has developed scalable websites for some of the world's leading companies in FMCG and the media and entertainment domain. He completed his degree (BSc.) in 2003 and post-graduate Master's degree (MCA) in 2007 in Dehradun. His interests include Cloud Computing and Big Data and his hobbies include writing, reading, travelling, and delving into philosophy.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Understand Drupal theme structure and terminology
  • Configure raw HTML in a Drupal environment
  • Populate Drupal themes with dynamic content
  • Learn how to customize the search result page and how to add regions to your home page
  • Discover the best practices and conventions of using Drupal to speed up your development

In Detail

Drupal’s theme layer, and the themes that use it, are responsible for the look and feel of a Drupal web site. Themes have the final say and ultimate control over almost every aspect of each page. Good themes consist of all the same elements that you would find on any reputable web site, including standards-compliant XHTML markup, CSS, and JavaScript. How it all comes together is what is so special and what makes Drupal themes so flexible and powerful.

Premium Drupal Themes is a practical, hands-on guide filled with clear, step-by-step examples which shows you how to create Drupal themes using HTML. This book will show you the best practices and conventions that you should adopt and utilize so you can change the way Drupal looks using HTML without wasting energy digging through Drupal’s code.

Starting with the essentials including Drupal terminology and Drupal theme structures, this book will show you how to configure raw HTML in a Drupal environment. You will learn about the Drupal template variables and also how to populate a Drupal theme with dynamic content. You will also discover how to customize the search result page and how to add regions to your home page. This book will help you familiarize yourself with the theme engines and will help you learn about the core of Drupal’s theme rendering system. Finally, you will learn how to create your very own Drupal theme that will take people’s breath away!

Approach

Filled with practical, step-by-step instructions and clear explanations for the most important and useful tasks. A step-by-step guide filled with recipes that will show you how to create your very own Drupal themes using HTML.

Who this book is for

This book is great for developers who are new to Drupal. It is assumed that you have some experience in HTML, PHP, and CSS. You’ll need a PHP (LAMP/WAMP) environment to install Drupal. It is also assumed that you know how to install Drupal. Some familiarity with CMS will be useful but is not essential.

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