Article for conference booklet:
Drupal theming isnt that hard (at first) - but after the first sweet feeling of geek stardom, the truth comes sneaking...
Some elements in a drupal sit can be a little tricky, unless you are willing to dig a bit deeper and get a little dirty.
so this one is all about pimping the crap outta your site, and in the process build up a libary of pure awesomeness.
- a Ménage à trois - Theming understanding
and theres more than one position...
- the quest for a the nada-html template.
Cleaning up the css & html and remain some of your sanity.
- the backstage pass
access all areas
- this my son is the kingdom you shall inhert
how to steal win the prince (or princes), steal the gold and get a kingdom for your self
or how to use the build in inheritance (thank you zen)
- forms vs. the themer
round 1. : "form what" - but im a themer...
round 2. : css or html control ?
round 3. : form overwriting
- Pimping the menu
use the source luke
Menus and the art of theme function overwriting
css based coolness
imagemaps -oh yeah we old skool
image based menus - the designers love em, how to get it done.
- The land of milk & honey
To show some of the possibilities that are hiding just under the hood of drupal, and a couple of approaches to sex up your drupal life, and give the universal answer to the question that more than once have been shouted out:
"How the F!"#" do i get this menu to look like that the designer gave me - why cant we just use plain text menus and be done!"
go from : "aaaargh I hate designer I hate drupal I aaaaaargh" to "woohoo Drupal is the sweatest system in the world - wheres that Dries guy I wanna kiss him, and by a round of beers for all in the community"
Bios for conference booklet:
mortendk - the King of Denmark
morten landed his first webgig back in 96 and figured out that the future would not be as a Rock star, but as a geek - so groupies were xchanged for a pair of glasses, and long nights behind the screen...
When hes not geeking around in textmate & photoshop, or out taking pictures he enjoys the finer things in life: cooking, coffee, football, heavy metal and the occasional beer tasting.
Runs the webshop: Geek Royale thats specialiced in theming and frontend sweetness blog: morten.dk
morten lives in his castle in copenhagen with his Queen kristine, a lacy cat and the english bulldog Otto.
..and why hes got that nickname "the king of denmark" well that should go without saying ;)