Sustainable Theming with Fusion-Sheena Donnelly
Sustainable Theming with Fusion
2010 - 11:00am - 11:50am
Fusion is a powerful and supported base theme, with layout and style configuration options built in that you (or your clients) can control through Drupal's UI. The combination of the Fusion base theme and the Skinr module help create themes that are flexible, scalable, and overall sustainable.
Don't theme yourself into a corner. We built Fusion after years of feedback from designers, site builders, clients, and developers. It's a powerful and supported base theme, with layout and style configuration options built in that you (or your clients) can control through Drupal's UI using the Skinr module. Based on a simplified 960px or fluid 12 or 16-column grid, you can easily define your own custom grid if needed.
Fusion includes common design patterns as pre-defined layout options and styles that can be applied to your blocks, Panel panes, Views, and content types. For example, adding a single row login block, multi-column footer menu with headers, equal height columns, or just about any browser-bulletproof layout imaginable can be done with a few clicks.
Theming with Fusion means less time working on problems that others have already solved. Fusion is the very best of friends with Drupal's output, including theming for popular modules like Views and Imagefield, and lots of commented starter CSS for Ubercart.
In this session we'll cover the basics of Fusion from a themer's point of view, and how it makes themes more sustainable and makes your work flow more efficient. We'll discuss the pros and cons of using Fusion, and show you how to use the collapsible regions and theme settings to set up the layout you need, and how to approach creating more sustainable CSS styles in your theme.