Drupal 8/9 Layout & Theming Best Practices

2 days
Course Category
Drupal 8/9
Course Price


This 2-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of theme development in Drupal. The student will learn all the skills necessary to take control over the look and feel of Drupal websites by creating custom themes and subthemes.

Course Outline

Layout & Theming Day 1

  • Drupal Theming Fundamentals
    • How Does Drupal Theming Work?
    • What are Themers?
    • Making a Simple Theme
    • Working with Regions
    • Adding Libraries and Dependencies
    • Advanced .info.yml Options
    • Adding Breakpoints
  • Customizing Your Theme
    • Anatomy of a Theme
    • Coding Standards in Drupal
    • Introduction to Twig Template Files
    • Overrides, Available Variables, and Hooks
    • Adding Custom Regions
    • Breadcrumbs

Layout & Theming Day 2

  • Base Themes and Subtheming
    • Base Themes, Subthemes, and Core Themes
    • Using Subthemes
    • File Inheritance
  • Matching a Design Mockup Using Drupal
    • The Client's Design
    • Enabling Twig Debugging & Installing Devel
    • Creating a New Subtheme from the Classy Base Theme
    • Configuring Drupal
    • Using Template Overrides
    • Adding CSS

Should I Take this Course?

This course is perfect for those who are:

  • front end developers unfamiliar with Drupal theming
  • Drupal site builders who need to take more control over HTML and CSS
  • planning to build a new site in Drupal 
  • preparing for delivery of a new Drupal development
  • looking to firm up Acquia best practice knowledge for Drupal Certification