C2E Training Online: Plone 3 Themes & Custom Views

ATTENTION: This course is online. No travel required.

About the course

C2E: Creating Plone 3 Themes and Custom Views is a 4 day online course (4 hours a day) where we will start with a standard photoshop file (bring your own psd) and convert it to a Plone template including adding/hiding/removing viewlets and adding portlets (portlet management).

Course Information

Course fee: $200.00
Length of course: Four days (from 8:00am - Noon pacific)

May 13, May 14, May 20, and May 21 from 8:00am - Noon pacific


This course is designed for the integrator/designer tasked with converting the Plone look & feel to a company or organization branded look & feel.

You will benefit from this course if you are comfortable with the design aspect of web development and not afraid of the command line. This course is not designed for the developer/programmer looking for advanced Plone development techniques. 

What you will learn from this course

  • Intimate knowledge of Plone and the Zope Management Interface (ZMI)
  • How to create a custom installable Plone skin based on a static mockup
  • Creating custom views for various content types
  • Viewlets, portlets and xml
  • CSS, lots and lots of CSS
  • Up-and-coming third-party tools to help make your customization job easier
  • Troubleshooting and how to ask for help when you get stuck


  • Reduce the learning curve associated with customizing a Plone site
  • Immediate access to expert knowledge in both CSS and Plone skinning
  • Discover best practices in the Plone community
  • Insider tips & tricks from experts in Plone customization


Students must have some background in html and preferably have worked with Plone in some capacity.

Students will need to create a Yugma account and a Skype account to participate in the class.

About the Instructor

Donna M Snow started her love affair with Plone in 2002. A long-time community member and evangelist for Plone Ms. Snow spends 95% of her time converting static designs into Plone skin products.  Ms. Snow has provided training online and off for many organizations in the Bay Area and nationwide.

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