08/23/2010 - 03:37

ST Udu is one of our best Drupal theme in business and corporate category so far. If you need some attractive colourful theme for your website, this is an excellent candidate.

Summary

Slider images are highlighted, web layout seems to be extended across the restriction of the two dimensional computer screen. Colors are selectively used with background color shifting from black to gray. The impression is focused on important content with decorative button or boxes. All of these create a colorful theme for professionalism.

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Udu demo

Features

Here are Udu's feature:

  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid
  • 7 Regions
  • 3 Colors 
  • Menu options: CSS Menu
  • Install profile - install website with just few clicks
  • Customize using Theme Settings
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08/16/2010 - 05:21

Nowadays, laptops have been very popular as the icon of mordern and dynamic companies. That's why in this Drupal template Sanshin, we use the laptop as the slider frame to bring the mordern to your websites. With concise color, compact shapes and some highlights, this theme will help your website more attractive.

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Sanshin demo

Features

Here are Rebab's feature:

  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid
  • 7 Regions
  • 4 Colors 
  • Menu options: CSS Menu
  • Install profile - install website with just few clicks
  • Customize using Theme Settings
  • Drupal 6.x
  • Professional Typography

Download

You can preview and download Sanshin. We will support all problems with Sanshin at our Support Forum.

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07/17/2010 - 11:19

Drupal ImageCache is a powerful Drupal module that helps you resize and crop images. You can use ImageCache with uploaded images, user profile pictures and a content type with CCK and ImageField. This article is to show you how to use ImageCache in Drupal.

Why using ImageCache? Obviously, to make your website look good. Suppose I create a view for a list of my blog entries. I will need all thumbnail images of those entries to have the same size, or at least the same width, so my blog does not look messy. To set the same format for those thumbnails, I use the Drupal ImageCache module.

Create a preset for images

The first step is to create a preset. When you want different formats for different content, for example, thumbnails images and user profile pictures, you need to create different presets.  

  1. Go to Administer -> Site Building -> Image cache.
  2. Label a new namespace preset: for example "blog" and click on the 'Create preset' button.
  3. Choose an action: scale, resize, or c...
07/04/2010 - 02:19

The Drupal theme St Rebab is our next release from the review and directory topics, ie, templates for category-based review or experience sharing website in Drupal. This one has an attractive style of Web 2.0.

Summary

Bright and highlighted color, simple but clear layout and square shape blocks, ST Rebab carries a freshness with Web 2.0 style. One special feature of this theme is that you can change the background and make the whole website brand new.

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Rebab demo

Features

Here are Rebab's feature:

XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid

  • 6 Regions
  • 3 Colors with 3 different backgrounds.
  • Menu options: CSS Menu
  • Install profile - install website with just few clicks
  • Customize using Theme Settings
  • Drupal 6.x
  • Professional Typography

Download

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06/28/2010 - 03:46

In the previous blog post, we have introduced some basic concepts of Taxonomy in Drupal. Now we will extend this topic to Taxonomy in Menus and Views.

Using terms in menus

Sometimes you want your navigation menu to display terms that you have created. Like this Symphony website, I created a term called "Theme", because this is a Drupal theme website. So I need to put this term to my main menu.

The menus on your site can call for items that match specific taxonomy terms, ie, terms you've named your categories. When you create a new term, Drupal assigns it a number. To see your term's number, hover over your term's name in the list terms. You'll see the number.

To create a taxonomy menu item

  1. On the menus page, select add item, and fill taxonomy/term/1 in the path field.
  2. If the term "sonatas" is term 1, this would call for all the nodes of that category....
06/23/2010 - 12:48

Taxonomy is one of the best features that make Drupal superior than many other CMSs. This is article, we will introduce basic concepts of taxonomy in Drupal.

For new Drupal users, Drupal's Taxonomy is difficult to understand at first. But it doesn't have to be. “When all the fancy language is stripped away, Taxonomy is about one thing: organizing your site by attaching descriptive terms to each piece of content”.

Taxonomoy: Vocabulary and Term

In Drupal, Taxonomy is a method that administrators use to organize website content. You can set up a taxonomy that allows users to add terms (also known as tags or metadata) to content. Taxonomy is created from 'Vocabularies' that contain related 'Terms'. A vocabulary is a set of terms and terms are just another word for categories.

Each category group, or vocabulary, can contain multiple category entries, or terms, for tagging content. For...

06/08/2010 - 03:45

If you are looking to build an online directory, a review page for local bars and restaurants, or indeed any kind of category-based review or experience sharing website in Drupal, we believe that St Pipe provides a great tool to realise that goal.

Summary

Specificly designed for this purpose, St Pipe's webpages content is divided into clear categories. The box structure creates a visually intuitive presentation style, with any level of details available for showing. In particular, direct link to Google map (see the tutorial link below) adds a whole new dimension in terms of functionality and user experience.

Stylistically the simple layout, utilising straight lines and clear contrasting colors, is modern and attractive. There are two color schemes avaialble: the default red/ white combination is highly eye-catching, while the green/ white scheme can add a touch of class to your website design.

Demo

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06/07/2010 - 04:19

Fusion is a powerful Drupal base theme which offers alot of flexible styling configuration options. In this article, we will demonstrate many cool features of Fusion with the demonstration from our free Drupal theme ST Octavin.

Fusion is a powerful Drupal base theme which can make your life with Drupal theming easier and more flexibile. I'm myself a Drupal themer for quite long time and I know how unpleasant Drupal developers have to deal with UI stuffs. In order to make a block smaller a little bit, you have to find exact CSS files, make changes, refresh the browser to see how it looks like, and you may repeat it tens times. Now Fusion has layout and style configuration options that you can use the admin interface to manage them. So basically, you can know a little about theming, but you can still customize a Drupal theme to what you want.

Demo of Drupal Fusion theme

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