November 6 - 8, 2019
Des Moines Central Library
1000 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa

Themes: Standardize Without Compromise

Friday | 11:00 - 11:45am
Sweet Corn


"One size fits all" does not apply when it comes to themes. Choosing based on your last project is dangerous. Rolling your own theme is inefficient. In this session we establish criteria to pick a theme and create a theme plan.


“One size fits all” does not apply when it comes to themes. Automatically selecting a theme based on your last project can be dangerous. Rolling your own custom theme from scratch every time can be extremely inefficient. Using a contributed theme can be frustrating as you override defaults and fight opinionated styles. Any of these approaches can exhaust even the most determined front end developer. Would standardizing a theme alleviate the pain?

In this session we will frame an approach to select a theme for your organization. Attendees will learn how to:

  • Establish criteria to select a standard theme.
  • Decide when to break away from the standard theme.
  • Create a theme plan.
  • Theme and sub-theme large scale projects.
  • Onboard additional developers.

View a Sample Theme Plan

Download Sample Theme Plan as PDF

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