25
Apr 2013

Slideshow is one of the most essential part of a website. It is basically the first thing that attracts your eyes when you visit a website. It is large enough and it has many cool transition effects that you can't help take a look at it. Having a long time working with Drupal, I collect and present in this article some of the best Drupal slideshow modules.

There are alot of Drupal slideshow modules, however, I only pick the modules which are in high usage, under active development and support Drupal 7. I downloaded and tested them all to see what are pros and cons of each module.

Now these are 12 best Drupal slideshow modules in my opinion: 

1. View slideshow

view slideshow drupal

This is no doubt the most popular slideshow module in Drupal. I use Views Slideshow in most of our Drupal themes. With Views Slideshow, you can have a slideshow of any content (not just images) that can appear in a View. Powered by jQuery, it is heavily customizable: you may choose slideshow settings for each View.

Demo:...

8
Apr 2013

ST Ilimba is our Drupal 7 theme for business and corporate templates. This theme is suitable for high tech companies. It includes a built-in blog, a service page, a nice portfolio gallery and a contact form so you can build your company profile right away. The theme is responsive for mobile displays and available in 5 colors.

Demonstration

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST ilimba demo

Drupal theme ST ilimba demo - Mobile screen   Drupal theme ST ilimba demo - Tablet screen

...
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
...

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...