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Drupal 7 Themes by Ric Shreves

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Chapter 1. Learning the Basics of Drupal Theming

This chapter introduces the key concepts that underpin the Drupal theming system and explains the role that themes play in the presentation of a site's output.

The chapter covers the various types of themes, the elements of a theme, and the functions those elements fulfill. At the end of the chapter, we will also look at the themes contained in the Drupal distribution and examine exactly what it is that makes each theme distinct.

The contents of this preliminary chapter provide the general comprehension necessary to grasp the big picture of the role of themes in Drupal. Think of the knowledge communicated in this chapter as a foundation upon which to build the skills that follow in the subsequent ...

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