Drupal 7 to 8 Theming: The Learning Curve After the Learning Curve

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

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Trisha Henriksen
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

You’ve gotten familiar with Drupal 7 theming and are starting to feel comfortable with it, just in time for development to start shifting to Drupal 8. Or perhaps you’re new to Drupal theming and aren’t sure where to start. Either way, this session is for you! This workshop-style demonstration will focus on UI development from the ground up, discussing building a clean Drupal 8 theme / sub-theme. We will be going through:

  • The new theme file structure
  • Configuration and theme hooks
  • Basic Twig concepts
  • Debugging tools and techniques
  • General best practices, including how to weave accessibility best practices into your theme

After this presentation, you will be equipped with the tools that you need to dive into Drupal 8 theming head-first.