Starter Themes & Skeletons
The 6.x themes listed in this Pearl Tree is not an exhaustive list of available Drupal themes. It's more of a stripped down guide for those wishing to start theming with Drupal.
Most of the themes are based on grid systems, the reasoning being that you should be developing with grid systems if you're not already. Feb 5
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Basic boasts a clean HTML5 structure with extensible CSS classes and ID's for unlimited theming possibilities as well as a top-down load order for improved SEO. It is fully responsive out-of-the-box and provides an adaptive, elegant, SASS based grid system ( Bourbon Neat ). Basic's goal is to provide themers the building blocks needed to get their designs up and running quickly and simply . Basic is perfect if you want a simple, smart, and flexible theme starter. Notice: The Drupal 5 and 6 version of Basic is not under active development and no new features will be added to this branch. New features will only be added to Drupal 7 and 8 versions.
The Fluid Baseline Grid System is an HTML5 & CSS3 development kit that provides a solid foundation to quickly design websites with ease. I found this responsive grid system and thought it was a great building block for a Drupal theme in my initial proof of concept. The Fluid Baseline Grid System is released under an Unlicense license and therefore is considered in the public domain. Feel free to modify the default template layout based on the usage example below to fit your individual website's needs. You can easily create a sub-theme of FBG with different template configurations, stylesheets, and images.
This theme is based on the 960 Grid System by Nathan Smith. Details on its background can be found in a journal entry . NineSixty is a base theme with all the files provided by the 960 Grid System.
A responsive starter theme based on Hexagon . Features: Fluid grid based on the 960 Grid System CSS Media queries for optimized design on smaller (and larger) screens Designed for use on mobile phones, tablets, and desktops No loss of content on smaller screens Client-side image scaling Improved UI for smaller screens, including larger, easier to click links Pure css implementation, no js knowledge needed to customize Planned features:
960 Robots is a theme created by Lullabot for its Drupal theming videos . This theme, based on the 960 grid system , features two columns on the right side of the page, a two-column footer, and calendar-page dates for posts. The theme also uses Twitter's search API to display a random message based on a configurable search string as the site's slogan (PHP5 required).
Based on the 960 Grid System, Recycled is an interesting "green theme", inspired by recycled cardboard products. Features: Super Fish navigation menu Many block regions, including 3 inline regions Edit links on node teasers, blocks and nav menu Detected browser body classes jQuery based tool tips many more... Downloads Project Information
Tej is a colorable subtheme of Omega , the responsive and highly configurable HTML5/960 grid base theme. Tej also supports right to left (RTL) languages (ex: Arabic). Features
A base theme with a focus on minimal implementation. Clean theme provides a solid foundation for creating bespoke themes in the shortest possible time. Features
A configurable base theme with influences from 960.gs and the Drupal ninesixty theme. This theme implements the 960.gs grid system using similar conventions to ninesixty . This is then extended providing some additional features such as configurable layout, column grid-widths for sidebars, and additional regions to provide more flexibility in design.
OpenG (Open Grid) is a Drupal base or starter theme that serves as Lego for your creativity. The grid based theme, loads content first and allows designers to easily configure a layout based on either a fixed 960px or liquid grid divided into 12, 16 or 24 columns. Easily manipulate the layout via the browser to match the design and configure the grid through the theme settings page without touching code. Update Status: http://drupal.org/node/1102816
Nifty 50 was originally developed for my personal site. It is based on the Fluid 960 Grid System, created by Stephen Bau , based on the 960 Grid System by Nathan Smith . Features 1, 2, or 3 column, clean, elegant, fluid layout Both sidebars are placed on the right for better navigation and SEO Works nicely with the administration areas.
Fusion is a powerful base theme, with layout and style configuration options built in that you can control through Drupal's UI. It's based on a simplified 960px or fluid 12/16-column grid with options for responsive layouts for mobile devices. It's designed to be used with the Fusion Accelerator module (or with Skinr in Drupal 6), with numerous useful block styles included. Don't theme yourself into a corner.