October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


Modern Theming: Beyond Preprocessing and .tpls

Anyone with experience theming Drupal knows that on a complicated project template files (tpls) can start to stack up, making your project harder to maintain. Fortunately, with Drupal 7 it is much easier to than ever before to handle theming configuration in ways which avoid the pileup of template files and make theming development easier and more accessible to the themer and the back-end developer alike. There are also technologies like LESS that can speed up other aspects of creating themes.

This session will cover the use of view modes and field formatters to handle display issues. You will learn how to create new view modes and formatters in code and how that can streamline your development and theming processes. We will also cover how the Display Suite module can be used to create view modes and keep them in code for deployable theme configuration. Additionally, we will look at LESS to see how creating styles can be so much better than it used to be.

This is an advanced session but new themers and developers will not feel out-of-place. The session will cover a range of techniques of varying levels of code-intensiveness.


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