I am new to theming Drupal and I am trying to create a responsive website based on Bootstrap with an image slider at the top.
I know that there are modules like Views Slideshow and FlexSlider. However, I don't want to install a module when I don't have to. I would like to just create a content type specific to the slider with just the fields that I need and have the slider that is "embedded" in the theme simply load the content depending on whether it was published or not.
Can this be done? Are there benefits/drawbacks to what I am attempting to do here?
I am not fluent in the Drupal theming lingo yet so I don't know if I am asking the question the right way.