This session will assume that you have a current understanding of what responsive and mobile-first are, and that you come to this session ready to learn EXACTLY how to incorporate these technologies now in your Drupal projects.
Know the power of Drupal ThemeKey module. In Drupal 7 theme switching can be done with this module with lots of extra stuff, this presentation shows about few of those features.
Responsive design is a catch phrase mentioned everywhere and all the time. Not completely without good reason, because it is indeed a good way of presenting and adapting content from one source for different platforms (computer, smart phone, tablet). We'll take a quick look at the Less
Framework 4.0, how it works and will try to decide if we like it or if we'll keep looking for the holy grail of responsive design.
Theming is not rocket science, but it can be difficult being a themer on Drupal projects that are larger in scale. Often you find yourself being pulled into projects at an especially unfortunate moment, or maybe you’re the lucky one that gets included from the start, but without a clear overview as to what the IA, design or basic functionality looks like.
This session will be broken into two main portions:
- Introduction to Responsive Design/Layouts & Examples
This portion will cover the ins and outs of responsive concepts and how to apply those to Drupal, the shortcomings in Drupal (and most frameworks) that make Responsive concepts still a somewhat "hacky" solution, and how we can better improve upon core to make this better for the mobile web in the future.
- Introduction to ONE technique to get you started using these concepts now...
Rolf van de Krol
When you are actively working on theming in Drupal, you definitely know how should theme an item list or a table. But, there is a big difference between being able to theme most things in Drupal and really knowing what you are doing and why you are doing it. This is like mathematics. Understanding the logic behind your tools, helps you with creating solutions for problems you've never seen before.
Emma Jane Hogbin
The theme of your website has the capacity for beautiful, semantic markup...and also the hacky HTML soup. You can build a new theme by downloading a free theme and tearing out its guts--or you can learn how to become a theme surgeon.