Drupal 7 Developer Fundamentals Training - Delivered Online

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This 4 day class provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for editing content, building web This class meets online!

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This 4 day class provides a broad introduction to the essential skills necessary for editing content, building websites, introducing your designs, managing the theme layout, and taking control of page templates.

Course Outline

Day 1: Site Building

  • Setting up a local environment

Planning Your New Site

  • What is Site Building?
  • Content Types
  • Taxonomy
  • Anatomy of a Drupal Page

Designing Structured Content Collection

  • Planning Content Types
  • Create a Content Type
  • Adding New Fields & Modifying Existing Fields
  • Adding Taxonomy Fields to Categorize Content
  • Manage Display: Modify Image Styles and Display
  • Set Permissions
  • Content Type Test Drive

Content Display and Organization

  • Introduction to Views
  • Create List of Content Using Views
  • Views Display Types
  • Adding Related Content with Views
  • Views Caching and Modules to Extend Views

Day 2: Site Building

Site Navigation and URLs

  • Custom URL Aliases
  • The Menu System

Module Configuration Workshop

  • Selecting Modules to Extend Drupal Functionality
  • 7 Step-by-Step Labs: experiment with common functionality including Calendar and complex Views

Customizing Appearance with Themes

  • What are Themes?
  • Install and Configure Themes

Content Workflows and Site Maintenance

  • Custom Content Editing, CKEditor
  • Workbench

Day 3: Layout & Theming

Drupal Theming Fundamentals

  • How Does Drupal Theming Work?
  • What are Themers?
  • Making a Simple Theme
  • Adding CSS and JavaScript to Themes
  • Anatomy of a Theme
  • Customizing Your Theme

Coding Standards in Drupal

  • Introduction to Overriding Template Files
  • Adding Regions to Themes and Templates
  • Basic Structures in PHP

Day 4: Layout & Theming

Base Themes and Subtheming

  • What are Base and Starter Themes?
  • Using Subthemes
  • File Inheritance

Matching a Design Using a Zen Subtheme

  • The Client's Design
  • Import Your Site
  • Creating a Zen Subtheme and Configure
  • Building the Layout and Structure
  • Adapting CSS to Match a Design

Designing Responsive Drupal Sites

  • Optimizing Navigation
  • Making Views Grid Display Responsive
  • Responsive Images, Slideshows, Videos

Controlling Layout Through Configuration

  • Site Building Tips
  • Contributed Modules for Layout
  • The Display Suite Module
  • Panels and Custom Layouts
  • The Context Module

Should I Take this Course?

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • newly responsible for a Drupal 7 website,
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 7
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal 7 development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal 7 Certification
  • Recommended Experience

Having a basic understanding of the following technologies is helpful, but not required:

  • Authoring content using a Content Management system
  • Experience with Drupal's administrative interface
  • Some HTML, CSS knowledge

Confirmation/Cancellation Policy:

CONFIRMATION POLICY: All public training dates are tentative until the required number of students have enrolled, unless otherwise noted in the course title. A Tyto training representative will contact you directly when the course "confirm/cancel" decision is made. The decision is made one week prior to Online classes and ten (10) days prior to courses in Las Vegas, Washington DC, Columbus, Chicago, and Austin. Please do not book travel arrangements until you have received notification that this course is confirmed.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If your class is cancelled or does not confirm, we will make every effort to reschedule your enrollment to assure you get the training you need in a timely manner. If you are unable to attend class, you must notify Tyto ten (10) days prior to the class start date to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued after that time, though we will work with your organization to reschedule or reassign enrolled students.

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