July 23, 2012

Level-up: for Beginning Themers and Site Builders

Meghan Sweet
Guest Trainer

New to drupal theming and site-building or still learning? Do you really want to know "Am I doing this right?" Or maybe you're tried of doing things the "hard way" or just not sure what are the best practices? This session is tailored specifically to beginners who want to check in with their process, learn some new tricks, and ask questions. There is a lot to know about Drupal and there are many ways to accomplish the same goal. So there are no absolute right answers here, just suggestions and discussion. Overview of Potential Topics: Leveraging contributed modules. Interpreting Design and Backend needs. Slow site? Common performance pitfalls. Do I really need to know PHP? Tools that will make your life easier. Sub-theming and responsive theming. Site building and successful content strategy. Coding standards. Beginners of all levels are welcome, but we will be talking "drupal" so a basic familiarity is helpful. Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/meghsweet/la-drupal-camp-2012-beginner-best-practices