Drupal 6 Theming Cookbook by Karthik Kumar

By Karthik Kumar

Written in cookbook kind, this e-book bargains suggestions to all universal topic layout difficulties via recipes. every one recipe includes step by step directions via the research of what used to be performed in every one activity and different invaluable details. The publication is designed for you to learn it bankruptcy through bankruptcy, otherwise you can examine the checklist of recipes and consult with them in no specific order. This ebook is written for Drupal builders who are looking to refresh the appear and feel in their websites. while you're a Drupal website administrator who's seeking to transcend the fundamentals and customise the presentational elements of your Drupal website, then this booklet is for you. It assumes that readers are accustomed to rudimentary Hypertext Preprocessor and accustomed to Drupal install and normal utilization. Readers also are anticipated to have wisdom of CSS and XHTML.

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The preceding screenshot is of the same page as before with one difference—CSS optimization is now turned on. The number of CSS files has now been reduced to only two—one for all media types and the other being the print media type. These stylesheets are stored in the files folder and are cached copies. As a result, each page load now only involves the webserver serving two files instead of the previous eight. There's more... CSS optimization and other performance improvements should be used with care.

Css. We can also see that our sub-theme is including the stylesheets declared by its base theme—Garland—as well as its own stylesheets. 42 Chapter 2 In the preceding screenshot, we can see that Drupal references each stylesheet along with a query string. e. This rather quirky suffix is a trick used by Drupal to ensure that browsers do not use stale copies of a cached CSS file while rendering our site. We can test this by clearing the Drupal cache and viewing the source code once again. A—thereby tricking browsers into believing that these are different files and using them instead of their cached copies.

22 Chapter 1 Theme-specific block layouts Seeing as to how each theme is laid out differently with its own set of regions, it stands to reason that a block can also be positioned in different regions for different themes. For example, the Who's online block seen in this recipe can be positioned in the Left sidebar region of the Garland theme and the Right sidebar of another theme such as Bluemarine. Taking this idea further, we can also have the block enabled only for Garland and not for Bluemarine.

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