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Front End Drupal: Designing, Theming, Scripting by Konstantin Käfer, Emma Jane Hogbin

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Chapter 6. Customizing the Content-Editing Forms

Matt Haughey (MetaFilter) once said, “Forms are tedious, confusing, often poorly designed, and most people equate their use with things like paying taxes.” In this chapter, you will learn how to alter Drupal’s forms so that their purpose is obvious and they are easy to use. Most Drupal themes focus their styles and manipulations on the customization of content, not input forms. As a themer, you may have created a page template and perhaps individual node templates for each of your content types. Forms are often overlooked by themers because the code seems complicated and the forms are “good enough” that the hassle of learning how to code them does not seem to be worth the trouble. This chapter will ...

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