Session Description

With Drupal 8 out, learn everything you need to know to make the switch from Drupal 7. We'll be going over all of the moving parts of the theme layer, best practices, and the little gotchas.

That will include:

  • Differences between D7 & D8 theme layer
  • File organization
  • Core's markup/styles
  • CEM syntax (aka BEM)
  • Twig
  • Theme's YAML Files

We'll be talking more from a 'theming from scratch' perspective more than 'theming off of contrib'.

Not familiar with Drupal 7, or not a themer? If you know basic Drupal, HTML and CSS you need not fear! You'll understand most of what we talk through and some of it (e.g. Twig) could be very very useful if you're going to work with Drupal 8.

Slides are subject to change (but only for the better!): http://wesruv.github.io/reveal.js/d8.html


Site Building



Drupal beginners


Session length

60 minutes

Session Assignment

SRH 218 - Palantir.net
Friday 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Session video