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Design, Theme, and Usability


9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Emma Jane Hogbin

Carl Wiedemann

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.

In this session we'll cover the basics of Fusion from a themer's point of view, and how it helps you build Drupal themes faster. We'll 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.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jen Simmons


There is an enormous choice when it comes to theming your data. The theming layer makes it possible to create suggestions and create an insane amount of template files, you can override existing theming functions, CCK has the display fields screen and with views you can either choose fields, nodes and other display methods. In big projects, this can lead to an unmanageable amount of places where theming can happen.

Under the Hood


John VanDyk

Configuration, Set-up & Administration


Ryan Szrama

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Liza Kindred

Jon Clark

Working virtually has obvious appeal for agencies and employees...reduced overhead, no commute, and all the comforts of home. The reality, however, is more complex. How can the virtual manager maintain camaraderie, morale, and work standards? And what does the virtual team mean for clients...can a team spread across the country--or around the world--be trusted with mission-critical, enterprise-level web projects?

This session will draw from our experience migrating Tree House Agency from a company with an office and a couple of virtual team members to one that is almost completely virtual. We will share the tools, techniques, and methods that we have used to overcome the challenges of doing so while continuing to serve our enterprise-level clients.

Vanessa Turke

Many projects begin with by ambiguous needs, unclear priorities, mind-changing customers, and of course, a tight deadline. There are tools to monitor budget and schedule, but failure to manage client expectations often results in frustrating miscommunications and serious consequences for projects and business relationships. Come away with a some ideas for modifying your current process to involve clients in a way that encourages healthy collaboration and lets your team work in a productive manner.