Exploring Drupal 8 Frontend landscape through Polymer


Drupal 8 for the first time brings in the promise of cleanly using Drupal as a backend for multiple frontend frameworks. In this session I’ll go through latest and greatest in Drupal 8 frontend using Polymer as our choice of front end. Polymer by Google is a library of polyfills for developers to use Web components; a new way of writing web applications using re-usable components. These components (implemented as custom html elements) can be re-used inside the same application or can be shared with wider developer community. For a quick overview and usage -- checkout http://qed42.com/blog/web-components-introduction-future-web and for more details and resources visit http://webcomponents.org. This talk is both about Drupal 8 Front end improvements and web components / Polymer, concluding as a demo and code walk through of Polymer based Drupal 8 theme.

Brief Outline of proposed session:

  • Web components -- Why? 
  • Web components and Polymer 
  • Examples of Custom elements
  • Web component Major specs  
  • Polymer universe
  1. Quickest Way to WC - Jquery:javascript::Polymer:webcomponents
  2. Material Design
  • Drupal 8 Frontend Overview 
  • How Drupal 8 Makes using Polymer (or X) easy and elegant 
  • Drupal 8 and Polymer Demo
  1. Integrating Polymer
  2. Paper Elements + Material Design
  3. Custom Elements 
  4. Tool chain for modern Frontend Development

Session Track

Front End

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 11 May, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00
265-266 [FFW]