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 completionAbout This BookCreate beautiful responsive Drupal 8 websites using TwigQuickly master theme administration, custom block layouts, views, and the Twig template structureA step-by-step guide to the most common approaches in web designWho This Book Is ForThis 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 LearnNavigate the Drupal 8 Admin interfaceBuild custom block layouts with reusable and fieldable blocksCreate subthemes based on the Bartik and Classy base themesConstruct a responsive theme with Twitter BootstrapWork with the new Twig PHP templating engineConfigure Drupal for Twig debuggingEnable preprocessing of Twig variablesDevelop a theme from scratch following a step-by-step project outlineIn DetailDrupal 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 approachDrupal 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.

Author: Chaz Chumley

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