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Establish Page Layout Structure with page.tpl.php

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    Establish the Page Layout Structure with page.tpl.php
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    with
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    Emma Jane Westby
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    Drupal uses a series of nested template files
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    to compile the page that we end up seeing
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    rendered and viewed in our browser.
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    These template files hold lots of different tiny chunks
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    that we'll actually see this being fragments of HTML
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    when they're rendered.
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    The fragment or the template file that
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Establish Page Layout Structure with page.tpl.php

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Drupal uses a series of nested template files to build out the rendered HTML pages we see in our browser. The template file page.tpl.php holds markup between <body> and </body> tags. We talked about the nested nature of template files in Lesson 3: Theming by Component.

In this lesson we will:

  • create the file page.tpl.php
  • add the relevant markup, and CSS classes for our grid framework
  • insert relevant PHP variables so that Drupal can render each of its page components.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to create, or adapt, a page.tpl.php file to suit the conventions you identified in your style guide.

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