With the overload of fitness fads and training trends out there, Chunk Fitness is a response to the confusing and often misleading information found online. Many sites offer quick fixes to fitness issues but Chunk Fitness relies on a more traditional approach of healthy eating, cardio exercise, and weight lifting.

Why Drupal was chosen: 

With the overload of fitness fads and training trends out there, Chunk Fitness is a response to the confusing and often misleading information found online. Many sites offer quick fixes to fitness issues but Chunk Fitness relies on a more traditional approach of healthy eating, cardio exercise, and weight lifting.

Describe the project (goals, requirements and outcome): 

Migration To Drupal 7 - We are very proud to announce that we are now running on Drupal 7. Using the CCK field migrate functionality, we were able to retain all the node and taxonomy IDs as well as vocabulary structures. The only downside we faced was moving away from emfield content to regular content fields. This is probably how it should have been done in the beginning but emfield was a great time saver in D6.

We have also dropped our stand alone PHP script for the rotating banner which is now running off of views slideshow. This is super exciting as now all scripts are local to Drupal and we make no external calls (except for the jQuery to Google's CDN).

Migrating the theme to a Drupal 7 version was quite painless. Most of the CSS was reused as well as the site sprites. Only a few minor IDs and classes had updated. Overall we are very please with how simple the process was and we are very thankful to the wonderful documentation that is available on the Drupal website regarding the migration process.

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The Theme

We started off with the Zen Theme 6.x-2.1 and cultivated our branding around that. The Zen Theme is incredibly powerful and flexible. We are very proud to say that we have our site looking 99.9% similar across all the major browsers from IE7-9, Firefox, Safari, and Chrome.

Some other interesting techniques used with the theme are hand crafted PNG sprites. We found it most effective to use two sprites for the entire site (obviously a single image on a single page will not be put into the site sprite). The first sprite was created for images that appear across all or most pages of content throughout the website. The second sprite was made just for the home page.

The rotating banner on the home page was created with a stand alone PHP script called Front Page Slide Show. It may be updated to Views_slideshow at some point.

Originally designed with a standard drop down menu, Chunk Fitness was desperately in need of something more robust due to the sheer amount of content that is planned to be produced. The best user experience device we could implement to achieve a logical approach to listing out these options was a Mega Menu style drop down menu.

Modules/Themes/Distributions
Key modules/theme/distribution used: 
Why these modules/theme/distribution were chosen: 

Critical Drupal Modules

Obviously just about all Drupal sites use modules like views and taxonomy so we won't mention those. These are less mainstream modules that really make Chunk Fitness what it is.

Community contributions: 

Unknown.

Comments

how can i download this theme

Sorry, this was a custom built theme and it is not available for download. If you need help building out a theme, please feel to contact me via the Drupal contact form!

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