Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting by Konstantin Kafer

By Konstantin Kafer

“For Drupal to prevail, we'd like books like this.”

–Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and undertaking lead


“Drupal faces a typical challenge at the Web–the relative loss of new, top of the range subject matters. Front finish Drupal tackles this challenge without delay and is designed to assist either skilled designers and rank newcomers get an knowing of the way Drupal theming works. in reality, I’ll be the 1st to confess I realized much from this book.”

– Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and venture lead


The useful, entire advisor to Customizing Drupal websites with Behaviors, subject matters, and Templates


Drupal is now the world’s number one open resource content material administration procedure: millions of people and agencies are utilizing it to construct and replace sites of almost all kinds. As net designers and builders undertake Drupal, they wish how one can fast customise the visuals and interactivity in their websites. Drupal bargains strong instruments for doing so, yet little information on utilizing them successfully. Front finish Drupal is the answer. during this ebook, specialist Drupal builders disguise every little thing you must understand to create nice visible designs and state of the art interactivity with Drupal’s behaviors, subject matters, and templates.


Front finish Drupal is a hundred% keen on problems with web site layout, habit, usability, and administration. The authors express the way to sort Drupal websites, utilize Drupal’s robust templating method, construct subtle neighborhood websites, streamline website administration, and construct extra moveable, versatile topics. You’ll additionally achieve hands-on event via a number of case reviews that stroll you thru the customization of every little thing from web page templates to website forums.


  • Prepare and manage content material so it’s more uncomplicated to combine into Drupal internet sites
  • Structure Drupal web page templates which are effortless to paintings with
  • Configure Drupal with the modules and browser instruments you want to customise your site
  • Utilize Drupal’s Starter subject matters and subject matters switched over from WordPress, Joomla!™, and Drupal 5.x
  • Maximize the facility and usefulness of Drupal’s content material modifying forms
  • Build usable group websites with consumer profiles, reviews, and user-generated content
  • Use JavaScript™ to make your issues interactive and to augment usability
  • Create robust animations and AJAX callbacks with jQuery, Drupal’s JavaScript library


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Anonymous users have permission only to search the site, view content, and post comments. A Web site visitor who is using an authenticated account may also post comments without the consent of an administrator. Account holders may be assigned multiple roles. ” Blocks and Regions The Drupal page is divided into markup, the content of the page, and the regions for the page. Regions may contain zero, one, or more blocks. 2 Sample roles and their permissions displayed as a Venn diagram. might need.

Ask the people on your team at which points they would like to be included in the project. An information architect, for example, might want to be involved with the planning stages, but less involved during the programming stages. As a team, take the time to look at a Drupal Web site together. It is important to have the shared experience of understanding how Drupal works and where it must be customized to meet the needs of your Web site. Encourage each member of the team to talk about his or her role and how it is integrated with the work of the other team members.

High-quality photos with appropriate model release can be purchased for very little money from stock photography Web sites. If you are using your own photos of people, be sure your models sign a release form. pdf. When developing your page design and layout, you may choose to start with a premade Drupal theme, or you may have a template from your existing Web site that you are migrating to Drupal. If you are new to Drupal, the easiest approach is to start with a Drupal theme and customize it as needed.

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