Adaptivethemes to roll out Ubercart and OpenPublish Starter themes

Drupal 6 has seen some truly fantastic installation profiles emerge that allow end users to have a site-in-a-box installation in minutes. UberDrupal gets you up to speed with Uberbcart and OpenPublish is an amazing profile for setting up a magazine or news site.

Each of these profiles has very specific theming requirements. Ubercart has the product and cart pages, while OpenPublish has extended user profiles and bio information for nodes and many additional views and other features.

Adaptivetheme Admin User Links Feature Intro

Quick intro video showing the new Admin User Link menu that appear in the admin section pages by default. There is a new theme setting so you can toggle the display on and off and by default it won't appear if the Admin Menu module is installed.

Agile and Scrum Videos

This is likely to become a pretty big collection of videos about Scrum and other other Agile based managements processes.

Adaptivetheme Theme Settings Setup

The Adaptivetheme starter base theme comes with many default theme setting. In this video we walk through setting up the theme settings for Adaptivetheme, including how to enable the hidden settings for LayoutSP, horizontal login block and color schemes.

Most of the default theme settings are self explanatory and you can adjust them to see what they do, however there are some theme settings that are hidden by default and you must edit some of the themes files to enable them.

The Hidden Settings

Last updated 26th September, 2011 - 10:00pm

Adaptivetheme Installation Guide

This short video walks you through the process of installing Adativetheme in your website.

In the video I have already downloaded theme from the project page:

http://drupal.org/project/adaptivetheme

Then after you have extracted the theme and placed this in your sites/all/themes folder you need to complete the following steps:

1. Rename the theme folder to your preferred theme name.
2. Rename the info file to your preferred theme name.
3. Open the info file and change the theme name and description.

Last updated 16th September, 2009 - 11:34pm

Semantic Views Module for Drupal 6 - Video Tutorial

The Semantic Views module for Drupal 6 allows you to easily insert HTML markup for your Views rows and fields.

This is a new module by bangpound and I think this is really going to change how we think about theming Views because for the first time it puts clean semantic Views output in the hands of site builders and other end users, without having to get their hands dirty in the templates.

Getting Started with CSS

Prolly one of the most frequently asked drupal design questions to me and others in the Drupal forum is "how do I [insert question] CSS". Answering these questions provide little more than the proverbial *fish*, whereas we really want to be teaching them *how to fish*. Heres a few resources that can really give you a head start with CSS.

How to Add unique classes to Drupal menus

Sometimes you want to be able to style menu items individually. For example you may want to use image replacement to display icons instead of the text, or you may want to make one menu item stand out from the rest.

Drupals Primary and Secondary links allow you to do this because they print a class on the li that includes the mlid, so its easy to target a particular link doing something like:

li.menu-123 a {font-weight: bold;}

But, in normal Drupal menus, the ones that appear in blocks, no such classes appear, which leaves them all with the same style.

How to add a sidebar-top region in Genesis

Genesis supports 3 different layouts including both sidebars on either the left or right of the main content. In this configuration it can be useful to have a sidebar-top region that spans the width of both sidebars, but sits on top of them.

An example of when you might want to do this would be to display a fixed height banner or contextual ads. Its not good for content that will change in height as it could then overflow the div—while the fixed height limitation could be overcome, this tutorial is meant for beginners and is a simple strait forward explanation of how to add new regions in Drupal and how to position the new sidebar-top region using CSS.

This tutorial shows you how to do this in the Genesis starter theme for Drupal 6.

Adaptivetheme LayoutSP Intro

In this video I go over the new layout features in the next generation of Adaptivetheme, code named LayoutSP (SuperPremium). The new layout options are all point-and-click configurations aimed at given end users the abiltiy to modify the layout of their Drupal theme in a meaningful way.

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