Create Drupal 7 theme from HTML - 5 part video series
Following is a 5 part video series for beginners, covers how to create a drupal 7 theme from HTML. This series will show you how to setup a custom theme in drupal 7 from an HTML template.
Video 1 shows you the thought process behind the converting the theme to Drupal 7 (What do I need to create for the page? What regions? etc) , the modules / tools needed and begins preparing the site for theming.
Video 2 goes through setting up image presets and creating dummy articles for us to use while setting up the site and creating the theme around.
Video 3 We complete the setup of the site with 3 nodequeques and 3 views creating blocks and placing them on our site. It's now ready to theme :-)
Video 4: Create a zen sub theme using zenophile module. Create a custom frontpage file. Add a template.php preprocess override to remove the "No content promoted to front page" message. Modify the standard zen layout to achieve the stacked layout in out HTML design. Add some css to our fresh.css file. Add an image to the banner area to represent a banner or an adsense insert.
Video 5: We fix the alignment problem with the header. Style the navigation , add a background image and straighten out the slideshow pager images.
Acquia Development Environment :: http://acquia.com/downloads#acquia-drupal
Drupal 7 Core :: http://drupal.org/project/drupal
Modules :: Use the search function on drupal.org and make sure you have the following modules :: Views, Views slideshow, Ctools, Nodequeue, Libraries, Devel, Zenophile, Backup and Migrate, Token, Pathauto,
Themes :: Use the search function on drupal.org :: Zen
IDE: Netbeans :: http://netbeans.org/