Drupal 8 Theming with Twig

Drupal 8 Theming with Twig

Master Drupal 8's new Twig templating engine to create fun and fast websites with simple steps to help you move from concept to completion.

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Drupal 8 Theming with Twig provides an exciting new approach to implementing designs in Drupal. Take advantage of Twig templates for page, block, fields and more to take full control of the theming layer. Learn how to begin theming today.

About This Book

  • Create beautiful responsive Drupal 8 websites using Twig
  • Quickly master theme administration, custom block layouts, views, and the Twig template structure
  • A step-by-step guide to the most common approaches in web design

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for front-end developers, designers, and anyone who is generally interested in learning all the new features of Drupal 8 theming. Discover what has changed from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and immerse yourself in the new Twig PHP templating engine. Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and the Drupal Admin interface would be helpful. Prior experience with setting up and configuring a standalone development environment is required as we will be working with PHP and MySQL.

What You Will Learn

Navigate the Drupal 8 Admin interface

  • Build custom block layouts with reusable and fieldable blocks
  • Create subthemes based on the Bartik and Classy base themes
  • Construct a responsive theme with Twitter Bootstrap Work with the new Twig PHP templating engine
  • Configure Drupal for Twig debugging Enable preprocessing of Twig variables
  • Develop a theme from scratch following a step-by-step project outline

In Detail

Drupal 8 is an open source content management system and powerful framework that helps deliver great websites to individuals and organizations, including non-profits, commercial, and government around the globe. This new release has been built on top of object-oriented PHP and includes more than a handful of improvements such as a better user experience, cleaner HTML5 markup, a new templating engine called Twig, multilingual capabilities, new configuration management, and effortless content authoring. Drupal 8 will quickly become the new standard for deploying content to both the web and mobile applications. However, with so many new changes, it can quickly become overwhelming knowing where to start and how to quickly.

 

Starting from the bottom up, we will install, set up, and configure Drupal 8. We'll navigate the Admin interface so you can learn how to work with core themes and create new custom block layouts. Walk through a real-world project to create a Twig theme from concept to completion while adopting best practices to implement CSS frameworks and JavaScript libraries. We will see just how quick and easy it is to create beautiful, responsive Drupal 8 websites while avoiding the common mistakes that many front-end developers make.

Style and Approach

Drupal 8 Theming with Twig is intended for front-end developers, designers, and anyone who is generally interested in learning all the new features of Drupal 8 theming. Discover what has changed from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 and immerse yourself in the new Twig PHP templating engine. Familiarity with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and the Drupal Admin interface would be helpful. Prior experience with setting up and configuring a standalone development environment is required as we will be working with PHP and MySQL.

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