Introduction to Theming with Omeka

Speaker Patrick Murray-John
Dr. Patrick Murray-John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English Literature and Physics from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After assorted contingent faculty positions teaching literature and composition, he switched to pursuing ...

Dr. Patrick Murray-John holds a B.S. in Mathematics with minors in English Literature and Physics from Iowa State University, and an M.A. in English Literature and a Ph.D. in Medieval English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After assorted contingent faculty positions teaching literature and composition, he switched to pursuing what was really interesting, educational technology. As an Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, he collaborated with faculty to build teaching- and research- centered web sites using WordPress, Drupal, and Omeka. In 2011, he became the Omeka development team manager at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. There, he helps build the core Omeka code and develops new web sites and plugins using WordPress, Drupal, and -- of course -- Omeka.

Full Description

We will look at the overall structure of Omeka themes, from the default templates to the best practices for developing your own themes for Omeka.  This will be very hands-on, with activities to show how to override default templates, customize CSS and PHP, and write completely new template pages.

Topics covered will include:
- The directory structure of Omeka themes
- Overriding default templates
- Adding CSS and JavaScript
- Common functions used in theming
- How themes can work with Omeka plugins

Who should attend:
Anyone who is interested in customizing the look and feel of an Omeka installation.  This includes people who want to make small, quick hacks to existing themes, or full-on development of a custom theme for Omeka.  Some experience with PHP and/or designing themes (e.g., for WordPress or Drupal) will be helpful, but not necessary.  This session will be valuable to newbie hackers up to experienced designers.  People planning to attend the Into to Omka Plugins session will also find this session helpful, as it covers how to create views for your plugins.

When?

Thu, Jul. 12, 2012
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States