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A Nightmare in your themes folder (2010)

Marek Sotak 4 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

We all know that learning from mistakes is the best way to learn how not to do things. In this session I will pick some of the worst nightmares I have stumbled upon during my 5 years with Drupal theming (eventualy we will look into D7 possible nightmares, such as hook_alter). I am pretty sure that some of you have still sleepless nights while thinking about a ticking bomb in your theme. If not, you might not even be aware of such problems and/or wrong approaches.

Customizing Drupal (without killing kittens)

Florian Loretan 3 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

A few recipes for simple and clean customizations for those willing to peek into a few lines of PHP code.

For any kind of Drupal website, it happens very often that existing modules get you 90% of the way but you still need some customizations to get things looking and working exactly the way you want. Not a brand new module, just some site-specific adaptations that get you to 100% of what you want.

How to build Drupal Websites for "normal" clients

Hagen Graf 1 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

The session will cover examples of creating Drupal websites for "normal" clients.
"normal" in my case means clients:

  • from over 15 countries in Europe
  • with limited budget
  • with a limited time frame
  • with many good ideas
  • with different backgrounds
  • with very different experiences concerning websites and ICT knowledge
  • from small and big companies

What I have seen for now from Drupal 7 is, that everything will be better, faster, easier and more logical and user-friendly.
Unfortunately, for the time being, I cannot use Drupal 7 in productive environments because it is not stable (surely after this conference).
For that reason I will describe my adventures with Drupal 6.

Responsive Webdesign - Drupal Theming

Kristof Orts 24 June 2010
Type:  Session in official program

Use fluid grids, flexible images, and CSS media queries to create elegant user experiences that fit any browser or device’s viewport.

Fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries are the three technical ingredients for responsive web design, but it also requires a different way of thinking. Rather than quarantining our content into disparate, device-specific experiences, we can use media queries to progressively enhance our work within different viewing contexts.

Additional Presenters:  Matthias Vandermaesen

Don't design websites. Design web SYSTEMS!

Todd Nienkerk 3 June 2010
Type:  Session in official program

Designers have tremendous control over the functionality of the site. Developers, after all, look at wireframes and comps to determine what a feature should do. So designers: Stop thinking about websites and start thinking about web systems. Learn how the web chefs at Four Kitchens design the look and feel of some of the world's largest Drupal sites — er, systems.

Drupal's theme layer is very flexible and can accommodate just about any web design. It's important for designers to remember, however, that they're not really creating a page — they're building a complete system to house the all of the site's content.

In this session, we will talk about concepting and creating a Drupal-optimized design.

Image credit: agjimenez on Flickr (CC BY-ND).

Additional Presenters:  Aaron Stanush

Elevating 960gs Theming in Drupal 7 with the Omega theme

Jake Strawn 13 May 2010
Type:  Not planned session

A revised overview of the Omega theme and its potential for Drupal 7.

This session will cover the advanced usages of bypushing theming & grid based layouts further with preprocess functionality in the theme layer. The Omega Theme is currently a leap ahead of any other base theme in Drupal 7, and is continuing to expand new features that will revolutionize theming in D7.