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Top Resources for Getting Started with Drupal 8

Thinking Drupal 8? In this post, find resources for getting started.

 Resons to be exited about Drupal 8

  • Symfony2 as part of Core
  • Theming and Presentation Changes. Twig, HTML5
  • Improved Content Authoring Experience, Mobile-friendly
  • Improved Multilingual Support
  • RESTful web services
  • Configuration Management
  • Migration API
  • and many more

Resources that will help you get started with Drupal 8

For Drupal Themers

Theming in Drupal 8 - Conversion of themes to Twig - another practicle example of theming with Twig

Twigify - converts D7 phpTemplate themes into D8. I've attended a session about this module in DrupalCon Portland and it looks pretty interesting.

Looking at Drupal 8's JavaScript Changes - did you know that Backbone.js and Underscore.js are bundled into Drupal 8?

Twig, Drupal 8's New Theme Layer - an in-depth look at D8's theming changes (1hr video)


For Drupal Devs

A practical example for converting a Drupal 7 module to work with Drupal 8 -  hands-on tutorial

Drupal 8: Hello OOP, Hello world! - D7 and D8 module creation comparison

Drupal 8 Module Development - 3 part series

Drupal 8 Field API series - 4 part series

Creating Your First Simple Drupal 8 Module - 20min video

Configuration Management and Features: a look at Drupal 8

Drupalism - guide to transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

D8CX.org - various D8 resources in here


For Site Builders, Content Creators and Administrators

Tutorial: Drupal 8 Site Building preview - Less is more - from our partner Acquia

Getting your site ready for Drupal 8 - yet another great post from our partner Acquia

Multilingual Drupal 8 - an In-depth look into multilingual changes and features in D8


General D8 resources

Learning by Trial and Error - Installing and Touring Drupal 8 - 15 min video tour of D8

Great Resources for Learning Drupal 8 - a collection of articles and tutorials

Drupal 8 links & resources - a large collection of resources on Github


Keep up with developments

Drupal 8 Wins - a site that shows tweets hashtaged with D8

Follow Drupal8 News - on Twitter

This week in Core - check out what's happening in Core on a weekly basis


Take Drupal 8 for a spin

Take a moment to try Drupal8 by using Simplytest.me


Get Involved

Drupal 8 already has 1700+ contributors! There are currently hundreds of modules being ported. Here are few ways you can get involved 


 

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Andrei is a Senior Interactive Designer, Frond End Developer and a Drupal Themer with a passion for clean functional design and great code. He has been working with Drupal for over 6 years and has attended 3 North American DrupalCons. With a Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Design & Multimedia...→ More about Andrei
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Andrei is a Senior Interactive Designer, Frond End Developer and a Drupal Themer with a passion for clean functional design and great code. He has been working with Drupal for over 6 years and has attended 3 North American DrupalCons. With a Bachelor’s degree in Interactive Design & Multimedia from Andrews University, USA. Andrei has traveled extensively and has lived in 3 countries prior to settling here in Canada.

Last Place Visited: (besides Vancouver) New York, Paris, Stockholm.

On the Playlist: London Grammar, Austra, The National.

Favorite Books: The Brothers Karamazov, The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.

Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Bucket list accomplishments: Biked over 7000 kms in the last 2 years. Learned how to make bread from scratch. Planted few trees. Traveled through Europe, visited Africa and lived in a country called USSR. 

 

 
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