Packt Publishing has released the most recent installment in their popular Drupal Themes series of titles: Drupal 7 Themes. The new book updates and expands up on the Drupal 6 edition.
The new edition differs from previous efforts in several regards. In addition to updating the content to reflect the changes in the theming layer in Drupal 7, the author has shifted focus to emphasize the use of sub-themes in theme customization and in the creation of new themes. “Sub-theming is one of the most powerful tools themers possess and proficiency with this tool unlocks the presentation layer in Drupal,” states the author. “When you combine sub-theming with the ability to intercept and override templates, styles and themable functions, there’s literally nothing you can’t do.” The book has also been re-organized with new chapters focused on solutions to common issues faced in theming and another dedicated to useful tools and modules that can assist with theming. “We also stepped away from lengthy code excerpts in favor of more narrow snippets focused on demonstrating specific techniques,” added Shreves.
The final result maintains the tradition of providing a comprehensive guide to Drupal theming, but with a fresh perspective and a focus on developing techniques that translate into solutions for the issues faced by themers.
You can learn more, or purchase the book, from the official book page on Packt Publishing’s website.
As is the case with other Packt titles, a portion of the revenues from each sale goes back to the Drupal Foundation to support the project.