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(FULL) Drupalize.Me PSD to Theme Workshop


This class is full. There is no waiting list.


This is an ALL DAY workshop on Thursday the 18th. The workshop will run from 9am to 4pm at the University of St. Thomas. Because this workshop is all day you can only register for one of the two free workshops.

You've just been handed a gorgeous, static Photoshop file. By tomorrow it needs to be a flexible, extensible, and compatible Drupal theme for some Web site you've never seen. Oh, and they said something about it needing to be responsive to 508 or something like that? *gulp* No worries! In this workshop, Drupal rock star Emma Jane Hogbin Westby will help you transform a Photoshop file into a real live theme. You will receive all of the code and step-by-step instruction workbooks to take home with you. Your day will end with a functional Drupal theme and a sense of pride knowing that you can build a Drupal theme.

We'll cover: 

  • Rapid prototyping with Minimum Viable Themes. 
  • Grid frameworks that save you time and make building themes a "snap".
  • Image extraction techniques that give you higher control over how your Drupal theme works on real web sites.
  • The powerful helper modules that make impossible coding tasks trivial--especially if you're afraid of code.

Who will gain the most from this course?

This workshop is appropriate for first-time themers with limited experience with HTML and CSS, but no experience with PHP. You are a graphic designer or a small business owner looking to increase your skills. Or you might also be a manager or project manager looking to improve your team and client communication skills.

What will you learn?

Participants will recreate the Domicile ( and Vert ( themes from design files and wire frames. After the course, participants will have the resources to build working Drupal themes from their own design files.

What will you receive?

PDF workbooks as handouts


Participants have experience using Drupal and are ready to create their first theme. You may prepare for this course by putting together a list of challenges you would like to overcome. There will be time during the day to address your specific questions about creating Drupal themes. Graphic designers are welcome to bring sample design files (PSD) to "workshop". Please make sure you have a graphics program installed on your laptop that can open a PSD file. The latest version of GIMP ( will work perfectly.

Registration is required

This class is free, but class size is limited. You must register in order to attend this class.


Thursday, 9am - 4pm

Note: You must register for the camp and be logged into your account in order to register for this event.

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