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  • 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

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!

  • 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
Page Count 38
Course Length 1 hours 8 minutes
ISBN 9781783281763
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 2013


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.