You can read below – kind of – a transcript of the presentation I gave at Drupal Developer Days, Szeged 2014.
Once upon a time
…there was a man who had to build a site for a client. This site was really a simple one: a contact form, a static page, articles, comments – and that’s all. And if you listen carefully you may realize that it sounds just like Drupal core! And because this story took place in December, last year, it could be not only Drupal 7, but Drupal 8! (We already had a nice alpha version at that time…)
To share some more details with you, the client was my wife and the developer was me. And I decided to use Drupal 8 because it was possible and I really wanted to learn about it. And I think the best way to learn new things is to face real challenges.
While the core functions of Drupal 8 were enough for us, we didn’t want to use core Bartik theme. We didn’t want to look like thousands of others sites on the net. We wanted something what is a little bit different. So I had to create something custom… And I did it.