Have you been working on your site and thinking to yourself, "I wish I could tweak this one little thing; it would look so much better!" Or, "I'm a wizard at CSS and if I could just figure out how SiteFarm's structure works, I could really take our site to the next level!" While it's always been possible, up until now you may have felt like it's too hard a process to understand or not know how to break into the world of custom theming. We have you covered.
Our teammate, Anthony Horn, is one of our lead front-end designers and he has put together a video series introducing you to the steps involved in creating a custom subtheme for your site(s). His four videos provide steps for:
- acquiring the code from Site Factory where your site's code base exists,
- setting up your computer for local development,
- installing our Starter Kit to give you a hand-up in the creation process, and finally, once your custom styles have been created and tested locally,
- how to upload your new subtheme to your site again.
If you're curious and want to explore, it's an exciting way to use our default suite as a jumping-off point to learn some of the underpinnings of Drupal and how you can truly make it your own. The very nature of the process, namely making a copy to your local computer, means you can experiment safely without negatively impacting your live site, giving you a worry-free environment for trying new things.
We hope you enjoy the series and welcome your feedback and questions.
Video 1: "Downloading Codebase From Site Factory"
Video 2: "Setting up Your Local Environment"
Video 3: "Preparing Your Subtheme"