Read “Drupal 6 Themes” by Ric Shreves with Rakuten Kobo. This book helps you understand the logic behind the theming system employed in Drupal, and how. Drupal 6 Themes has 29 ratings and 4 reviews. Bob said: I bought this before teaching a theme seminar to make sure I wasn’t forgetting anything that I sh. Ric Shreves is the author of Drupal 6 Themes ( avg rating, 29 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Drupal 7 Themes ( avg rating, 27 ratings, 1 re.

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The main requirements to make use of this book are knowledge of HTML, CSS, and a touch of creativity – you don’t need to know anything about theming in Drupal, although you should be familiar with the basic operation of the Drupal system. Although this book aims to make Drupal theming accessible to designers, theming in Drupal 6 involves writing some PHP code, and a basic knowledge of PHP will be helpful. Regardless of your technical skills, this book will teach you to design themes for your Drupal websites in the easiest way.

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First and foremost, I thank my loving wife Nalisa for her ddrupal and patience. It would also shrees remiss of me to fail to acknowledge my friend and editor at ComputerWorld Stefan Hammond, who provides more than a modicum of support and encouragement — together with much-needed reality checks. Erupal has been building websites professionally since and now works primarily as a web applications consultant. He lives in Bali with his wife Nalisa. Product details File Size: Packt Publishing September 30, Publication Date: September 30, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers.

Write a customer review. Showing of 19 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. This book provides a comprehensive overview of Drupal themes. While it does work as a good reference in case you want to go back and look up something, I cannot say for sure it has a nice flow built into it or was that much fun to read.


It did seem a bit repetitive. However, if you are interested in knowing how theming works in Drupal, this book does the job of covering it in detail. I have read most of the book and it is easy to read.

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The first few chapters are a good review of Drupal and how it works, for me Chapter 6 is where the meat of the book begins. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to understand more about Drupal theming.

I bought this book once considered to upgrade my platform from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6. I did not find much in the book, especially not shrevea advanced Drupal users. I am building an entire online store with Drupal. This book has shown thwmes how to customize the entire site just the way I wanted it. Drupal 6 Themes is great if you are a themer who needs a bit of a push to move forward with your themeing skills. I would say that most everything in the book can be found with Google but I like books and having things brought together in one place.

I have used Drupal to administer sites for years. It is flexible, powerful, and relatively easy to use.

The one area of Drupal where I have been weak is theming. Generally, I have used contributed themes, maybe modifying colors, logos, and other simple things. The one or two times I felt ambitious and tried to read through the documentation in order to learn how to create my own theme from scratch, I either got distracted by life, or found myself getting tired of the search and wishing I had all of the information I needed in one place to learn how to create a theme.

This book has impressed me. It is well-written, using clear language, useful diagrams and figures, and a logical progression of ideas. It starts with the basics, talking about what a theme is and defining its components.

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Then, it moves into the details of modifying the default themes. Up to this point, I didn’t encounter anything new to me, but I was only up to chapter two. Starting with chapter three, the book reveals and clearly describes each of the files and elements that make up a theme, using both the default PHPTemplate engine as well as other options.

Later, the book teaches how to use and master this template engine to create your own custom theme, including how to create custom looks for specific pages, modules, and more. In between the two, you learn how to download ready-made themes, contributed by the Drupal user and developer community, and modify them for personal use, knowing how and where to look for usage restrictions to avoid problems.

Finally, the book ends with some very useful appendices that show where to find every css file and what it affects, and other useful tooks and kits for developers. This book has saved me a lot of time, and is well done.

If you are responsible for a site powered by Drupal, you may find it useful as well. Unlike some reviewers here I actually began with Drupal 6, and have managed to navigate through much of the [ This book provides that and much more. Chapters 1 though 5 are what I would consider the basics of learning how to get around Drupal 6 themes. It was almost like reading an appendix but in the middle of the book.


Chapter 5, Intercepts and Overrides I paid careful attention to as I see myself using this at some point in the near future with our current site.

Chapter 6 Modifying an Existing Theme and 7 Building a New Theme was why I wanted this book in the first place, all the rest was gravy. We have a site based on Zen Classic and I struggled with how to go about creating a new sub theme, but based on Zen. This book and specifically these two chapters nailed it for me and I now feel confident enough to eventually not only modify our existing theme but create new ones too.

Chapter 9, Dealing with Forms I will no doubt be returning to also, but it is strictly about theming forms, not creating custom ones, so not at the top of my list at the moment. Both a guide to Drupal stylesheets and also the stylesheets of the default Drupal themes. The page layout was excellent and shows the exact hierarchy of each stylesheet. The only thing better would have been a pull-out poster having all of them available on one page to pin up, something I may create on my own using Visio.

If you want to get up to speed quickly on Drupal 6 theming this is certainly a book to take a look at for your Drupal 6 site development library. See all 19 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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