Generating your CSS using Sass

Why Sass?

Sass is an amazing and feature-rich way your create your site's stylesheet. You can learn more about it on the Sass website. Some of the Sass features that Omega utilizes out of the box include:


These are styling functions and include omegaShadow, which when included in a style will automatically add a standardized box shadow. And omegaCorners which allows you to easily add a border radius using a variable like this:

Building a Views display style plugin for Drupal 8

Creating a Views display style plugin might seem like an intricate task, but it's easier than it looks. Here's a step by step guide on how to accomplish it, complete with source code.

You can download the finished code here: TARDIS (although it's still in dev). And if you need an introduction to Drupal 8 modules, here's A practical guide to building basic Drupal 8 modules.

How to manually create a Omega 5.x subtheme

Create your own subtheme in Drupal 7

Omega 5.x comes with two starterkits: Omega Default, which comes with a large set of customizable regions, and Omega Clean, which is the simpler starterkit and offers a more limited set of default regions. To use either copy it from the Omega directory to your base themes directory. For example from sites/all on the command line when starting from Omega Default:

cp -a themes/omega/starterkits/omega_default/ themes/your_subtheme_machine_name


The Trovequery module integrates Drupal views with the National Library of Australia's Trove API service as a datasource.

For more information on Trove, visit

EXPERIMENTAL: BigPipe module

The BigPipe module is included in Drupal 8 core since Drupal 8.1.

The BigPipe technique was invented at Facebook.

It is strongly recommended to also enable the Dynamic Page Cache module that is included with Drupal 8 core.

Translator: thebigword

thebigword translator module (tmgmt_thebigword) is a plugin for the Translation Management Tool (TMGMT) and provides support to send and receive translation jobs to the service.

Installation instructions

thebigword Translator is built for both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 and is a translator plugin for the TMGMT module.


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