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Elevating 960gs in Drupal with the Omega theme

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
306 Trellon

Presented by

Jake Strawn (himerus)
Independent Consultant
Design, Theme, and UsabilityDesign, Theme, and Usability
Style & substance: Learn about trends, techniques, and tools.

This session will cover from the basics to advanced usages of, and tackle issues including how to start using it to simplify your site layouts and theme setup, how to quickly wireframe your site in a way that will truly represent your final product after design implementations, pushing theming & grid based layouts further with preprocess functionality in your theme layer.

This session will appeal to both those new to grid systems and, and will also further appeal to those users that have used, the ninesixty theme and others, and want to explore better options for implementing grid based designs in Drupal.

  • Brief introduction to 960gs concepts
    • What 960gs is
    • What sort of a genius created this framework, and why
    • Basic usage of
      • Containers & Grids
      • Push & Pull
      • Prefix & Suffix
      • Alpha & Omega
  • 960gs and it's evolution in Drupal
    • Ninesixty theme
      • ns() function
      • contextual grid element sizing/positioning
  • Omega Theme
    • Where the Omega theme is
      • Theme Settings controlling grid elements
      • Standing on the shoulders of giants
        • Ninesixty
        • Zen
        • Studio
        • Acquia Marina
      • Sub-Theming Omega
        • Region flexibility
      • Impossibly fast wireframing / alpha site setup
      • Drupal 6 status
      • Drupal 7 status
    • Where the Omega theme is going
      • Drupal 7
      • Drupal 8?!
      • jQuery grid building/management
  • Delta Module (Omega's new BFF)
    • Concept & Showcase of the Delta module
      • highlighting the power behind alternate theme settings based on context.
      • Finalized D6 alpha release prior to DrupalconSF
  • 960gs showcase
    • highlight of sites using layouts that you will open
      your mind to grid based designs.
  • 960gs tools & resources

This session will be a combination of concepts & information from presentations I've given on at Drupalcon Paris, and DrupalCamp Montreal, and take into account everything that has changed in the past 6 months. If you are a themer/designer that does NOT believe in grid systems or, sit in and let me change your mind!

Previous iterations of this topic/session given by me can be found at:

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Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit
Tags: 960, 960gs, ninesixty, omega