Drupal Design Cheatsheets

Cheat sheets, or reference cards, help you remember things quickly and serve as a quick reference when recall is waning, such as during those long endless nights of frantic photoshopping, or is that just me?

Whether you need to learn something quickly or need a quick refresher on how to do certain tasks, cheat sheets allow you to do either one with relative ease. Print them out and decorate your workspace or save/bookmark them for later use, whichever way suits you best.

Web Typography Resources

I love typography, seriously, I do. Can't say I'm all that good at it, which seems odd since I've been staring at all my life. There must be more to it than just looking so I went in search of a few great websites about, you guessed it, web typography, and came up with my short list.

Video Tutorial - How to Design a Portfolio Site

From Elliot Jay Stocks,one of my all time favorite designers, comes two great screen casts on how to design a portfolio site, these are a must see if only to get an insight into one todays most influential designers.

CSS Sprites for Drupal Themes

What is a CSS sprite? In short a CSS sprite is one big image combining all the images used in a theme or web site template. So instead of having loads of separate little images, you combine them into one.

For an example Yelvington posted a really good example of CSS Sprites - take a look at his example sprite.

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.

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