Drupal 8 Frontend for Backenders

Drupal 8 will ship with a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simpler theme layer. In my session I’ll show you some goodies from Twig and walkthrough how to get started with it. I will also talk about what kind of problems people were having in Drupal 7 and what we’ve done to make it better. This session will show in both practical examples and on a broader scale why Drupal 8 will make peace between backenders and frontenders.

Topics include:

  • A high-level overview of the changes to the theme system in Drupal 8.

  • Some of the goodies that are possible now that we’re using Twig as our templating engine.

  • Using theme hook suggestions to cut down on custom code and have themers thanking you.

  • Phases of the theme system and where you can step in to alter things.