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The vision of Vineyard is to not look like an easily identifiable Drupal theme. Many Drupal themes can be distinguished by a heavy "rectangular" feel, when the page is broken into a header area and left and right sidebars with strong separating lines. In Vineyard there is only one background color and no lines dividing the page into parts. If needed margins and empty space is used to separate blocks and content from each other (think Google vs Yahoo). To further "break" the feeling of a "rectangular" layout, the top edge of both sidebars and main area are set at different heights.
Vineyard was originally created as a Drupal 4.7 theme for www.openlife.cc. In 2009 the site was upgraded to Drupal 6, and as part of that the same look was recreated from scratch as a Drupal 6 theme, using the standard Bluemarine theme as starting point.
Some special tricks used in the theme:
Normal links (but not menu's and other Drupal generated links) are preceded by a small grape icon added from CSS. The grape can of course be substituted with some other icon.
Similarly there is a background image which is positioned relative to the browser window, ie it does not scroll with the page. The default image is a group of grapes and a leaf. Of course this image can also be easily changed.
LightlyTextured is a theme Designed and Developed by Thomas Lattimore. This theme provides a great design that implements a two column layout with lightly textured backgrounds and accents. It has been tested in Firefox 3.5+, Safari 4, Chrome 4, and Internet Explorer 7 & 8. A great deal of this themes real beauty relies heavily on CSS3 techniques including border-radius, text-shadow, and opacity.
Blogon responsive theme is a professional drupal theme that is perfect for all sorts of corporate and small business websites.The theme is not dependent on any core theme. Its very light weight with modern look and feel. Professional responsive clean layout and light weight code make it a great theme for small or medium-sized business to get up and running quickly.
The CivicSpace theme is designed to help community organizers quickly develop a new style and layout for their site. The CivicSpace theme has a pre-built selection of layouts, and styles so you can quickly create your custom theme.
The CivicSpace theme is currently being ported to Drupal 6.x. It is not yet stable for use on production sites.
Layouts - pre-built layouts to let you start building your "skin" on top.
Skins - your skins go on top of your layouts and provide the overall look of things.
Context Sensitive Help - Navigation links in the administration theme allow you to directly go to a modules administration help page.
CSS float - Advanced use of CSS that avoids fixed table designs to allow you theme to re-size to the browser.
Allowed the center column to appear first in the source,
Allowed any column to be the tallest,
Required only a single extra div of markup, and
Required very simple CSS, with minimal fussing.
This is indeed an incredibly flexible theme and uses a little CSS to do a lot of the heavy lifting. Your 'main content' will appears first in the source code before the 'secondary content', regardless of how it appears on the page. "Sidebar-Content-Sidebar" layouts, "Content-Sidebar-Sidebar", "Sidebar-Sidebar_Content", are all super-easy to create and edit, using only CSS. You can also create fixed width themes adding a single line of CSS.
This theme is meant to target developers who have a decent grasp of CSS. My goal is to develop this theme as a lightweight base theme and allow fast and agile development of 'semantically nice' sub-themes.
This theme is used as the base theme of the OpenScholar project.
CWS was designed to try and fill the requirement for an accessible Drupal theme.
Andre Griffin's "Framework" theme was chosen as the backbone, but a number of modifications have been made to satisfy WCAG requirements.
* CWS retains the fixed width layout with autoresizing center column if either left or right sidebars are disabled.
* All fonts are stated in relative sizes as opposed to fixed font sizes.
* Colour contrast of the elements pass automated testing.
1/24/2011: A while back voidfiles contacted me about taking over as maintainer for this project. He is now the active maintainer and all questions about this theme should be sent to him.
This theme is designed to be a base theme in the style of Zen. Its main goal is to re-write much of the Drupal core CSS to utilize the OOCSS framework that is being developed by Nicole Sullivan. If used correctly, designers and module developers can leverage the modularity of the framework to help reduce the size of their CSS files and to also strengthen the underlying structure of their HTML and CSS.
OOCSS can also act as a bridge for both front-end and back-end designers. Since OOCSS can be described using languages such as UML, there is some common ground that back-end and front-end teams can share.
The end result should be more well-designed, faster, and more flexible themes for Drupal.