Themes combine HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Drupal in order to make beautiful websites. Creating truly unique themes requires knowing how to use the Twig template language to manipulate HTML, how to add CSS and JavaScript assets in a way that's compatible with Drupal's caching, all while maintaining the flexibility that Drupal is known for.

This workshop will familiarize front-end developers with Drupal 8's theme system through a combination of presentations, and hands-on exercises. Whether your goal is to theme your personal site, pass the Acquia front-end developer certification, or upgrade your skills for a job our goal is to provide students with a solid foundation on which to start and enough knowledge to continue to practice and learn on their own.

You'll come away from this course knowing:

- How the Drupal theme layer relates to the rest of the system
- Common theming terminology and processes
- How to override any of Drupal's HTML output
- The relationship between base themes, and sub themes
- Everything you need to know about Twig when working with Drupal templates
- How to add both custom and 3rd party CSS and JavaScript libraries
- Tools for introspecting and debugging a theme
- Tips & tricks for using common front-end development tools like CSS preprocessors, and task runners, in conjunction with Drupal

Attendees should be familiar with HTML and CSS, and understand how to administer content on a Drupal website. This workshop will be relevant for both people who are new to Drupal theming as well as those looking to move from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.


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