Drupal Site Building and Drupal Layout & Theming courses - Utrecht, April 2013

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2013-04-08 09:00 - 2013-04-11 18:00 Europe/Amsterdam
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Training (free or commercial)

Need a headstart in Drupal? Coming to you in Utrecht, the Netherlands, this 2-day or combined 4-day training workshop will enable you to build websites of complex and powerful functionality, and/or configure smart, responsive, flexible and extendable layouts as well as a custom theme!

Drupal Site Building

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites:
Experience with web development. This course is suitable both for users who are new to Drupal and those who want to broaden their Drupal skills. Participants should have completed Drupal in a Day, or equivalent experience with Drupal.

To fully leverage on this class, you should already be able to:
*Navigate the administration area to manage essential tasks
*Configure and set up a basic Drupal site.
*Install and configure modules.
*Manage user roles and accounts.

By the end of the training you will be able to:
*Build complex and powerful functionality.
*Articulate best practices of site building with Drupal.
*Configure both controlled vocabularies and free tagging with Taxonomy.
*Manage navigation through Drupalʼs menu system.
*Configure your site to improve search, through the use of URL path configuration.
*Be able to configure automatically generated thumbnails.
*Know how to create advanced listings of content.

Drupal Layout & Theming

In this two day course you'll learn a variety of approaches to making dynamic layouts in Drupal, and how to choose the right approach for your site. You will learn techniques and best practices for configuring a flexible and extendable layout for your site, then you'll learn how to get more control over the look and feel by creating a custom theme in Drupal. By the end of the course, you'll know how to save yourself time in making easy to configure, responsive and smart layouts. You will also understand best practices in making your site secure and fast, and easy to maintain.

Duration: 2 days

Prerequisites:
*Required site building skills are outlined on the Drupal in a Day and Site Building course descriptions.
*Familiarity with HTML and CSS is required.
*PHP is not required.

By the end of the training you will be able to:
*Create custom layouts for landing pages on your site.
*Make content appear dynamically based on where you are in the site structure.
*Change the look of sections on your site.
*Create a custom theme in Drupal.
*Learn the essential PHP you need to make a theme in Drupal.
*Gain 'best practices' skills for sustainable theming.

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