Responsive Theming for Drupal
Making Your Site Look Good on Any Device
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2014
Pages: 78

If you want your Drupal website to work well on smartphones, tablets, and desktops, this practical guide shows you how to incorporate Responsive Web Design (RWD) with specific Drupal 7 themes. You’ll learn how to create attractive, easy-to-navigate layouts for everything from tiny phone screens to 30-inch desktop monitors—all with the same codebase.

Ideal for experienced Drupal developers, this book takes you through RWD basics and shows you how to build sites based on Aurora, Zen, and Omega—three popular base themes created by Drupal contributors. Whether you’re creating a new site with RWD or adapting an existing one, you’ll learn how to become a better, more efficient Drupal themer.

  • Understand how Responsive Web Design and CSS media queries work
  • Learn how the Sass stylesheet language and Compass framework support RWD
  • Adopt a mobile-first approach to RWD—and learn why it’s important
  • Get step-by-step instructions for creating custom subthemes on top of Aurora, Zen, and Omega
  • Tackle common problems when building and theming responsive Drupal sites
  • Explore alternative options for accommodating smartphone and tablet users
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5.0

A Great Responsive Resource for Drupal

By lolascorpio

from NJ

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Pros

  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Well-written

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    Comments about oreilly Responsive Theming for Drupal:

    Finally a great responsive theming resource for Drupal! The book begins with a brief overview of responsive and basic Drupal theming separately and then continues with how to add media queries to Drupal Themes and make them responsive. It covers some helpful tips for Sass and Compass - generating colors, creating sprites and creating mixins. The biggest value of the book is that it goes through how to create responsive themes from some of Drupal's most popular responsive base themes. A truly one of a kind resource for Drupal Responsive theming.

     
    2.0

    A Reasonable Start

    By Gregg

    from Denver, CO

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    Comments about oreilly Responsive Theming for Drupal:

    I think this would have been a great book had the author finished it. The topics are right on, but there is no depth. Themes and modules are introduced, but the tricks and, most importantly, the "gotchas" are missing. I hope someday there is a second revision that has the depth this topic deserves. Until then don't expect any more than a cursory overview.

     
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    By Some Guy

    from San Francisco, CA

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      • Too basic

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        Comments about oreilly Responsive Theming for Drupal:

        This is a very broad overview, leaving out many details. Also, disappointed to find exact text is widely available for free online.

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        Not for designers

        By Julian

        from Colombia

        Comments about oreilly Responsive Theming for Drupal:

        I do not recomend this book, as theming it is related to design, this book seems to be writed only for hard coders an it is imposible to follow for a designer point of code. Get lost into seting up the enviroment, it takes for granted that every one knows how to install everything.

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