One of Drupal's great strengths is creating good user interfaces on the web. FAPI makes creating forms trivial. The theming layer provides a consistent look and feel across the site while allowing for custom skinning of any page.
Can a custom Drupal 8 Theme be created in 40 minutes? It would be foolhardy to try in front of an audience. That's why it must be done. The results might not be pretty but we're going to create a theme from start to finish. In the process you'll get to see all the components that make up a theme and get acquainted with tools that get the job done.
In Drupal 7, for all but the most simple sites it seemed like no one used the core Block system. If you wanted to manage any kind of complicated layout you probably used Panels or the Context module.
Luckily for Drupal 8 the Block system has been vastly improved by a few key features:
Decoupling Drupal ("headless" Drupal) is a technique whereby the CMS sends data via JSON to the client and passes on responsibility of rendering and controller logic to the browser. When incorporated, this approach can produce responsive, customizable and scalable web applications.
Traditional web site building relies on the idea of a template. A fixed structure for a page. A good example is a "landing page template".
A common conversation between a client and a designer/developer will be "you have a home page template, a landing page template, and two interior templates to chose from..."
Meaning you have 3 layouts for the entirety of your site...
Examples are countless, and all of them are stories in frustration, and cement shoes.
The session will illuminate how our conscious choices impact ourselves, our future, and those around us. We will begin by discussing leadership, the current and future world of work, and the importance of living a life of purpose.
SSL certificates are critical to web sites. We all use them in even the smallest of sites. They provide users with confidence that their data will be protected in transit and that the site they are sending their data is the one they expect it to be.
But SSL certificates aren't only for websites. Users can use SSL certs to log into a site without sending a username or password.
Now that Drupal 8 has an official release, it's time to look at the way things work for front end developers.
In this session we will compare the Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 theme layers and what makes front end development in Drupal 8 different. We will also look at the proper way to port a D7 theme to D8.
In this session you will learn: