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Adaptive Themes to ship with Built in Administration Theme

We are happy to announce that we have developed an administration style "theme" that will ship with all professional Drupal themes for sale on this site. The important thing to note is that it's not a separate theme, but built into the base theme and is toggled on and off in the theme settings.

The admin pages are styled more like a traditional CMS admin section, so the normal front end theme does not get in the way of content management or administrative operations.

AdaptiveThemes Client Services Rollout August 8th

On August 8th AdaptiveThemes will begin offering client services, principally custom design and theme development for Drupal. This is just one week after the launch of our new commercial themes Ubercart store so its a busy period for us.

Currently we have 31 designers and 9 professional themers with a wide range of development and design skills, so we are able to deliver on almost any design brief or theme development requirement.

AdaptiveThemes - New designs added daily

Calling all designers and themers, new designs are being added daily and we need more pro themers to join the project!

We have some really great designers coming on-board now (around 30) and it would be great to have their designs ported and ready to fly off the shelves come August 1st when the Pro Themes Shop opens.

Summer Workspace Essentials

Your workspace is your castle eh? Just thought I'd share my workspace with you, mind you this is just the Summer office, but it ain't half bad!

Crowd Sourcing Drupal Themes - Lets get this party started!

Today AdaptiveThemes.com relaunched as the first crowd sourced commercial themes provider for Drupal. The concept is simple, designers upload designs and themers port them to Drupal, everyone gets paid a slice of the pie each time the theme sells. That slice is split evenly between the designer and the themer, with a small portion deducted for business and running costs.

3rdWorld themes, going while they are hot

The first two weeks of 3rdWorld themes, my new project aiming to port hundreds of Wordpress and Joomla themes to Drupal, has been a resounding success. Traffic to the site has been more than I ever could have hoped for and I've had some really great feedback, not only from happy end users, but also from the original authors of the themes.

Free High Quality Themes for Drupal

Today I launched a new project that will port hundreds, probably thousands of Joomla, Wordpress and other CMS themes to Drupal.

3rdWorld Themes will become the home of a large repository of free, high quality ported-to-Drupal themes.

The idea has been nearly a year in the making. Phase one was the development of a highly flexible and extensible starter theme called Genesis. I needed a theme I knew like the back of my hand and that I could bend and twist to suit most themes. Unknown to most of you I also built a rather wicked grids based starter-theme but caught a lucky break when Ninesixty came on the scene. I mention these two themes because all the themes at 3rdWorld will be subthemes, either of Genesis or Ninesixty. UPDATE: I have added both Zen and Blueprint themes as possible base theme for subthemes, this should open it up to more themers and provide some competitive spirit:)

Genesis DARK Starter Subtheme

As part of the continuing innovation of the [Genesis starter theme ](http://drupal.org/project/genesis)I have developed a dark style starter theme. This new starter subtheme will be included in the Genesis base theme along with the other two starter subthemes. Additionally I have renamed the old genesis_LITE theme to genesis_ULTRALITE to avoid confusion (the ULTRALITE subtheme simply has less HTML and is nothing to do with style).

For those of you not familiar with the term "dark", it refers to negative style themes where the background is black or other dark shade and the text is light colored.

Use Icons for Node and Comment Links

A lot of people want to replace the boring links text with sexy icons. The easiest way to get this done is using an accessible image replacement technique. There are lots of IR methods that have been developed over the years and I'm going to show you one that I use all the time and works in all browsers, and most importantly is accessible to screen readers.

Element Styling Cheat Sheet

When I'm building a new theme at some point I like to style all the html elements in one shot. Often designers will send me a style guide with references to all manner of things so this gives me a chance to set some defaults from which I can then build on.

You might call this a "tip from a pro", but this is something all budding themers can make use of, and save yourself a few minutes as well.

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