Back to the Front(end): State of Drupal theming


In the modern web, keeping your Frontend skills up-to-date is a challenge, especially if you don't specialize in Frontend Development. Comparing to Backend, things are changing really quickly. But one thing remains unchanged: Frontend technologies are responsible for the face of a website and it's up to us to make it look old wrinkly or fresh and attractive. 

At this session, I would like to talk about Frontend essentials and Drupal theming basics. The session will cover: 

  • How to spin up your modern responsive Drupal theme in 2016 
  • Which Frontend Development tools to use and why 
  • What's new in upcoming realizes of popular base themes 
  • How to stay up-to-date in the world of Frontend 

Who is the session for: 

  • Drupal Backend developers who need an update on a topic
  • Newcomers who are interested in Drupal theme development
  • Anyone who considered it's !important

Most of session materials are version agnostic but some of them are tailored to Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 specifically.

P.S. The title was initially inspired by Back to the Frontend, a nice HTML5 showcase website. 

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