Beginner's Guide to Designing a Drupal Site

Friday, 10:30am - 11:30am
Design & Theming
Experience Level: 

Oh my god! I've got a client who wants a Drupal site and I have no idea how to design for it! HELP!

If you've said this before or may be thinking this now, rest easy. Drupal is not a scary system to design for. WordPress is just a cop-out but that's not what this session is about. We're going to cover some basic design processes and ideas to follow when designing any site then go into a short overview of how it relates to Drupal.

Here's a rough outline to ease your mind:


  • content strategy
  • prototypes/wireframes
  • style tiles
  • hi-fi mockups

Client Expectations

  • being adaptable within reason
  • communicate
  • use the site, don't just design it

Design Pyramid (Ryan Germick)

  • mission/soul
  • user stories
  • look & feel
  • execution
  • * (pizzazz)

Session Slides
Slides from Session

Please take a look at these and if anyone who went to my session has any feedback please send me a message on Twitter. @ghanbak

Learning Objectives & Outcomes: 

Design Deliverables
Keeping clients calm and informed
Design Thought

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