Developing Layouts in Backdrop CMS, The Drupal Fork

By Nate Haug Feb 24, 2016
Developing Layouts in Backdrop CMS, The Drupal Fork
Developing Layouts in Backdrop CMS, The Drupal Fork

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Get an introduction to the Backdrop CMS and it's all new Layout module!

Have a look at Nate's slide deck for the session.

Backdrop is very similar to Drupal 7 in terms of code while providing many of the features of Drupal 8 (such as configuration management and Views in core). However, Backdrop has a different project philosophy from Drupal, in that it values backwards-compatibility. It is the belief of the project that maintaining a greater level of compatibility will lower the overall cost of learning, building, and maintenance of software; making Backdrop better suited to lower-budget sites than Drupal 8.

We take a look at why Backdrop was created and learn about it's unique Layout module. This module is a ground-up overhaul of the blocks system that offers equivalent functionality to the Panels module in Drupal. Layout module includes an all-new UI and deep integration into Backdrop core. Join the webinar to find out what's great about Backdrop.

Who should attend this webinar?

  • Site builders

  • Developers

  • Themers
  • People with a working knowledge of Drupal 7 module or theme development

Why should you attend this webinar?

  • To know why Backdrop was created and its differences from Drupal.

  • To learn how Layouts and Themes are separated in Backdrop.

  • To know how blocks are made and placed in Backdrop with Layout module.

  • To understand Layout contexts and path overrides.

Nate Haug


Nate Haug

Nate has been a major Drupal contributor for over 10 years. He was the original author of the Drupal AJAX framework, the maintainer for File and Image modules in Drupal core, and the creator of Drupal 8's CKEditor module. In September 2013, he forked Drupal to create a project called Backdrop CMS. Backdrop is a largely backwards-compatible alternative to Drupal 8 that provides many powerful new features while still providing an upgrade path and a familiar architecture for existing Drupal developers and site owners.

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