Article for conference booklet:
Web design is hard. I am not at all a designer or graphic magician, but would like to see great themes on my Drupal sites, so I am continuously on the lookout for great templates to adapt to Drupal. Whoever professional you ask will tell you that building a website on an existing template is a bad idea and of course you should architect the look and feel and interaction of the website for the specific need at hand. Unfortunately lots of people just lack the professional resources. And starting from an existing template still allows you to tweak it further (if the license grants you to do so).
Therefore this session is about picking a template (the Modern World template from Solucija: http://www.solucija.com/templates/demo/Modern_World/) and converting it to a fully functional Drupal 6 theme with blocks, menus, a screenshot for the theme selector and all live from the ground up in 45 minutes, instructions included. Make sure to drink some coffee so you can grok every part of this quick flowing live tutorial!
Bios for conference booklet:
Gábor Hojtsy is a "code gardener" at Acquia. Acquia provides commercial support for the Drupal social publishing system. Acquia offers supported distributions, network services and technical support to help organizations build, deploy and manage Drupal websites.