Upgrading 7.x-1.x sub-themes to 7.x-2.x

For the most part your 7.x-1.x sub-themes will just run on 7.x-2.x, unless it includes Google fonts such as some of the existing commercial themes do. These you should wait for the official 2.x release of those themes before upgrading else you will get a site error when you try to change the theme settings.

Follow these basic steps to properly upgrade from 7.x-1.x to 7.x-2.x. The bare minimum involves just two steps. You will need to judge if you need to do more, but this will get your theme up and running with the new layout engine and responsive layouts.

Last updated 11th November, 2011 - 9:03am

Footheme - Easy Sub-theming

Due to the complexity of sub-theming one of our colorable themes from Drupal.org (or our commercial themes, for which this will work also), we built Footheme, our quickstart starter sub-theme for Corolla, Sky or Pixture Reloaded - it fully supports the color module and the extensive theme settings featured in those themes, including the

Last updated 13th February, 2012 - 9:52pm

Adaptivetheme Responsive Layouts - Quickfire Video Intro

Adaptivetheme 7.x-2.x includes a new layout engine that drives both responsive and adaptive layouts using media queries. We've made it super easy to configure layouts for standard desktops and laptops, and tablet and smartphone size screens. This video features Pixture Reloaded, an Adaptivetheme subtheme available for free download on Drupal.org and shows off the layout settings and a brief run down on how it all works.

How to add CSS files in Drupal 7

I get asked all the time how to add a CSS file to Drupal, its seems like the most rudimentary thing to do in a modern website, however Drupal has more than one way to add CSS files so here's an in depth explanation of the different ways you can add your files and why you might choose a particular method.

AT Headliner

Headliner is Adaptivethemes first AT Premium theme and ships with many new themes settings and features not seen in the Standard themes - including Google Fonts, granular control over heading fonts and font sizes and a tonne of extra theme settings, better design and its own unique Demo site for download.

AT Seasons

Seasons is a subtle theme with no hard separation of header from the main content. It uses configurable gradients (via the color settings) to provide visual separation of the various page elements. Borders are used only on blocks. Seasons has twenty seven regions and combined with the core theme layout settings you can create thousands of different layouts.

Like all our latest releases AT Seasons supports rounded corners for both CSS3 compliant browsers and there is theme setting to enable rounded corners for older versions of Internet Explorer.

Theme Documentation Sprint for May

The docs team have spotlighted Drupal 7 theme documentation for May, you can read all about it here: http://groups.drupal.org/node/143419

The docs seriously need work so anyone with theming experience who can give a couple of hours some time during May to help out would be fantastic - I know I'll do my best to help improve the docs, so please get involved.

Drupal 8 Design Initiative

Way back in September 2010 I launched the Design 4 Drupal Core (D4DC) project - the initial goal was to define a better process for adding new themes to Drupal core. This grew out of the Drupal 7 process which was essentially a code race between Bartik and Corolla. It was clear to me this process could be improved. In the commercial world we always select the design first (as opposed to an entire theme), so I started making the argument that any new core theme would have to be selected based on the design - then coded into theme.

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