Drupal 8 Front-End: Theming vs. Configuration Conundrums

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2017-10-30 18:30 - 20:30 America/Toronto
Event type: 
User group meeting

Join us on Monday, October 30th at 6:30pm for a presentation by Suzanne Dergacheva, co-founder of Evolving Web.

LOCATION: MyPlanet ( 252 Adelaide St. E. )
TIME: 6:30pm
TOPIC: Drupal 8 Front-End: Theming vs. Configuration Conundrums
TWITTER: @DrupalTO and #DrupalTO

Drupal 8 Front-End: Theming vs. Configuration Conundrums

Sometimes, it’s easy to know when site building stops and theming begins, but other times we have to decide which approach is the best. This talk is designed for themers and site builders who are familiar with Drupal and want learn new techniques and best practices.

In this session, we'll walk through a number of the tough choices you might face as a themer/site builder:

• Using view modes vs. fields
• Overriding HTML output in Views config vs. overriding a template
• Using a view with a contextual filter vs. theming a field
• Adding background images through CSS vs. displaying image tags
• Creating regions vs. theming individual blocks
• Configuring a layout plugin vs. using a template
• Using a slideshow or overlay module vs. theming it yourself
• Configuring vs. theming the output of webforms

Suzanne Dergacheva (@suzanne_kennedy / pixelite)

Suzanne Dergacheva is one of the co-founders of Evolving Web, a Drupal shop based in Montreal. At Evolving Web, she gets to work with all kinds of clients, big and small, leading project builds and doing front-end development. She runs a Drupal training program and has run training sessions for developers, site builders, and site admins around the world.


Evolving Web is excited to be offering a full week of Drupal 8 training at the CSI Annex in downtown Toronto the week of October 23rd. Get up to speed on best practices for Drupal 8 site building, theming, and module development. You can register for all five days, or just the days that are of interest to you.

Full 5-Day Training (Oct 23-27)
Site Building (Oct 23)
Theming (Oct 24-25)
Module Development (Oct 26-27)

Use the coupon code TORONTODUG to get a 10% discount on the trainings. We also have special pricing for students and freelancers, just get in touch with us for details.


Everyone is invited to join us for post-presentation drinks and discussion at Betty's (240 King Street East)

These events are hosted by the non-profit DrupalTO organization, representing Toronto's Drupal community for 10+ years.