Theming Fundamentals

This full-day workshop introduces the fundamental concepts of theming a Drupal site. Starting with the anatomy of a Drupal theme before moving on to creating subthemes, working with template files, and writing CSS, this workshop is designed to get students oriented with Drupal theming.

  • Discussion about separating content from presentation
  • Examples of theme-switching in Drupal
  • Intro to XHTML
  • Intro to CSS
  • Intro to PHP (print $content;)
  • Breaking down a Drupal site (page, node, block, etc...)
  • Anatomy of a theme
  • page.tpl.php
  • node.tpl.php
  • template.php
Skill Level
Intended Audience
Graphic designers

The ability to administer content, comments, and user on a Drupal site.