Drupal 8 will ship with a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simpler theme layer. I will show you some goodies from Twig and give you a walkthrough on how to get started with it.
I will also talk about the major problems that people were facing in working with Drupal 7 and what the community has 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.
Why Should You Attend This?
- To get a high-level overview of the changes to the theme system in Drupal 8
- To learn about some of the goodies that are possible now that we’re using Twig as our templating engine
- To understand how to use theme hook suggestions to cut down on custom code and have themers thank you
- To gain insights on the phases of the theme system and where you can step in to alter things