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Convert a Site Template to a Drupal Theme using ZURB Foundation or Twitter Bootstrap

Monday, January 20, 2014 - 14:00
Lab ING-201

Beginners and small Drupal web shops are always faced with budget constraints, this leads to the lack of resources to acquire a decent web design for their projects. When you search around there is the option of getting Drupal Themes from sites like themeforest for $45 Dollars, while this is a good option to abtain fast, affordable and good looking web design new comers will be faced with the problems as was clearly stated b\y Brent Bice in his post

This session looks forward to give another option to this, by acquiring a cheap $10-$15 dollar site template using the frameworks mentioned and make the conversion to Drupal using the proper tools and modules provided by Drupal.

Brief Description: 

In this talk we are going to show how you can setup both Themes, Drupal Zurb Foundation and Drupal Bootstrap.
Then we will proceed to discuss and show the different tools that will help and allow a beginner to intermediate user to recreate the template as a Drupal Sub-theme.
The talk will address the use of views, responsive grid, block class and other modules to accomplish this transformation in the easiest way possible and with minimum changes to template files.

Speaker's Biography: 
Carlos Ospina has a long history with using and implementing Open Source projects in practical uses in Colombia, which include among others Web Clusters, Asterisk PBXs, Internet nodes, Firewalls and Intrusion detection, CRM and issue tracking systems, Websites, E-commerce, etc. As an associate to Camo Advanced Tech, We have been working on different ideas and website projects that range from simple websites to e-commerce using both Drupal Commerce and Ubercart. A distribution intended for the basic website creation "out of the box" (examples of which can be seen at and and some modules ideas and patches. Carlos Ospina is an active member of the Houston Drupal Community, Drupal en Espanol and Drupal Colombia groups on Facebook, creator of as an iniciative to transfer the knowledge in this group to a centralized drupal website. He is working on planning a Drupal event in Colombia for the next year and in learning as much as possible about Drupal, and sharing whenever possible.