27
Mar 2013

I received an email from Justin, the maketing manager of HudsonBooksellers for the launch of his website www.HudsonBooksellers.com and I can't help to say “Wow”. It is a brilliant face lift from my original Drupal theme Erhu. So I asked him to feature his website as a showcase of my Drupal themes.

Hudson Book Seller website

The Hudson Bookseller website

I can recognize the menu style as Erhu has a distinct menu with two thin lines above and below the menu items. Other than that, all other component of the website is completely customized. Background color is changed, more eyecatching slideshows, products are displayed as carousel and etc … And they are great. 

As you know, I provide Drupal themes. People buy themes because it is a good start to help you build your site faster. I emphasize it is a good start, because you can do anything with it to make it yours. Like HudsonBooksell...

20
Feb 2013

You may ask me: why to have page titles for views?

Views in Drupal, technically, are used to display a list of content. Translating to business language, it will be used for category pages. For example, if you build a shopping website in Drupal to sell mobile devices, you will use "views" to construct the page of Apple products (and also Samsung products, LG products, etc ...)

These category pages are very important (second most after your homepage). You will definitely want they appear on top of Google search results for relating keywords. To achieve it, one of the best SEO practices is to set good focused titles for them.

When I developed the website for Exotic Voyages, a luxury travel agent, it has many category pages. They are pages for hotels, tours, destinations, cruises, photos etc ... all are built by Drupal 7 views. The SEO team of Exotic Voyages required me to let them set custom titles for these pages.

A tour page built by Drupal views - Exotic Voyages website
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27
Jan 2013

ST Accordion our Drupal 7 theme for Commerce, basing on the native Commerce module for Drupal 7 by CommerceGuys. It looks classic with serif fonts and grey background. The theme is responsive to any mobile or tablet displaying which expose your website to new growing visitors using mobile devices.

Demonstration

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Accordion demo

Drupal theme ST Accordion demo - Mobile screen   Drupal theme ST Accordion demo - Tablet screen...
3
Jan 2013

ST Janggu is our truly Drupal news theme native to mobile displaying. It follows layout styles of famous online magazine like ReadWriteWeb, Mashable and Techcrunch to base the design on mobile first. The menu is simplified in all displays to preserve spaces for news. Articles are grouped by posted date in a blogging manner. You can do your publishing simply like a blogger and elegantly like a big online magazine.

Demonstration

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Janggu demo

Drupal theme ST janggu demo - Mobile screen   Drupal theme ST janggu demo - Tablet screen   ...
7
Dec 2012

This topic is not new, but unfortunately I only knew all tricks about it recently when I have a request from my customer: "How to make page titles different from node titles, with and without patterns?"

 

1. Why to have 2 types of titles?

The reason is, node title is for readers, page title is for SEO. A page title of a web page is displayed on top of your browser window and the current tab.

Drupal page title vs node title

It is also selected by Google as the title of a result on the search list. Below is the page title o...