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While we progress through each chapter of our series Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes, we have provided all the files, assets, and database backups needed to make sure you can start and finish at any point while following along. In this video we will take a look at the Exercise folder which contains all the assets, database snapshots, design mockup, and completed theme. Once you've downloaded the Exercise Files and expanded them to your Desktop, you should have a folder that looks like this, and if we actually open up this folder, you're going to see that there are various folders for each chapter that you can use to follow along.

Using the exercise files

While we progress through each chapter of our series Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes, we have provided all the files, assets, and database backups needed to make sure you can start and finish at any point while following along. In this video we will take a look at the Exercise folder which contains all the assets, database snapshots, design mockup, and completed theme. Once you've downloaded the Exercise Files and expanded them to your Desktop, you should have a folder that looks like this, and if we actually open up this folder, you're going to see that there are various folders for each chapter that you can use to follow along.

If I take a look at one of the folders you may find in there a .mysql.zip file. This file should allow you to do a database restore so that you can catch up with where we are currently in that chapter. For information on how to actually do a database restore, you can refer to Chapter 1, Setting Up the Environment with Using the Backup and Migrate Module. As we also take a look through the folders we can see that toward the bottom we actually have a copy of the Mockup, and if I expand this, this is the full static rendition of the site that we will be using to convert to Drupal 7 Custom Themes.

Within this folder we have static HTML as well as the assets, and even the Photoshop comps. This will give you a more realistic representation of what you actually may be working with if a designer is handing off the files to you. Finally we actually have the completed theme and in this folder you'll actually see the database snapshot and a zip file containing the actual site's folder. Now that we've explored the exercise files, database snapshots, design mockup and completed theme, one thing to know, if you are not a premium subscriber you will not have access to these files, but you can still follow along using your own assets and the readme files provided in each chapter.

Let's move on to previewing the completed project we will be designing in Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes.

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Drupal 7: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

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Chaz Chumley
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  1. 5m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      2m 4s
    3. Viewing the finished project
      2m 51s
  2. 23m 21s
    1. Installing Drupal 7 (Mac or Windows)
      7m 23s
    2. Using a development environment
      3m 36s
    3. Installing contributed modules
      3m 43s
    4. Using the Administration Menu module
      3m 55s
    5. Using the Backup and Migrate module
      4m 44s
  3. 15m 35s
    1. Using the Devel and Theme Developer modules
      7m 23s
    2. Using Firefox, Firebug, and Web Developer extensions
      4m 55s
    3. Using the Block Class module
      3m 17s
  4. 9m 42s
    1. Exploring the Appearance interface
      3m 20s
    2. Choosing global and theme-specific settings
      2m 55s
    3. Installing prebuilt themes
      3m 27s
  5. 10m 40s
    1. Anatomy of a theme
      2m 57s
    2. Structure of a theme
      1m 52s
    3. Understanding templates and variables
      4m 11s
    4. Exploring the theme registry
      1m 40s
  6. 27m 23s
    1. Exploring the Bartik themes folder, file structure, and .info file
      5m 45s
    2. Exploring how CSS references work in Drupal
      10m 49s
    3. Exploring how script references work in Drupal
      5m 7s
    4. Exploring regions and how they are referenced in a theme
      5m 42s
  7. 11m 5s
    1. Using the Backup Migrate module to create content for a web site
      2m 33s
    2. Creating a theming roadmap
      3m 10s
    3. Creating a theme folder, theme structure, and a .info file and enabling a theme
      5m 22s
  8. 54m 5s
    1. Customizing HTML templates and variables
      5m 29s
    2. Customizing page templates and variables
      13m 43s
    3. Creating regions and rendering page variables
      11m 36s
    4. Customizing region templates and variables
      53s
    5. Customizing node templates and variables
      4m 49s
    6. Customizing block templates and variables
      12m 14s
    7. Customizing view templates and variables
      5m 21s
  9. 13m 36s
    1. Removing unnecessary modules
      2m 46s
    2. Optimizing the CSS and JavaScript
      2m 45s
    3. Enabling caching
      4m 43s
    4. Exploring the performance settings
      3m 22s
  10. 44m 19s
    1. Recreating HanselAndPetal content, files, and the .info file
      14m 0s
    2. Adding an HTML template and modifying page templates
      11m 25s
    3. Converting node templates and page variables
      10m 30s
    4. Converting block templates and page variables
      3m 41s
    5. Converting miscellaneous templates and cleaning up CSS
      4m 43s
  11. 1m 11s
    1. Goodbye
      1m 11s

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