01/31/2011 - 07:50

Designing a magazine theme is always not a easy task. It has many articles with images and text and a lot of categories while it has to maintain an easy to navigate look at the same time. inherited from our featured Nagara theme and inspired by the famous MSNBC, ST Cromone fulfills those requirements. It might not be so attractive from the first glance, but the more you navigate, the more you feel comfortable, just like you are surfing your favorite online magazine.

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Cromone demo

Features

Here are Cromone's feature:

  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid
  • 7 Regions
  • 7 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 Cromone here. We will support all problems with Cromone at our Support Forum.

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01/21/2011 - 04:37

I am in the Drupal market for almost 3 years. At the end of each year, I have to conduct a business review to set strategies for the coming year. One of the most important criteria to be reviewed is the market trend. I am always looking for a growth of Drupal and how it compares to other open source CMSs. This year, I decide to make a 3 year review of Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress from 2008 to 2010. This review does not mean to be a professional market analysis report, it is only my personal observations

Background

I am used to read the Open Source CMS Market share report from Water & Stone at the end of each year, starting from 2008. In 2010, when I had the report, I got an idea to compare 3 reports to exact valuable information about Drupal and other open sources.

The big 3 of the market is Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress. Almost of my customers demands from those three. My focus is Drupal, and I want to see after 3 years, where Drupal goes, where the other two have come up with. After comparing all figures, I saw only a small amount of information that were consistent over the years and I could extract some valuable information. I also searched for more information in Google about trends of those 3 CMSs.

Here are what I found.

Google Trend...

01/06/2011 - 04:21

On Jan 5th 2011, the Drupal community all over the world celebrates the release of Drupal 7. We all expect that its features are significantly improved. But the greatest enhancement, in my opinion, is the User Experiences. As a theme developer, I was longing for this event, because it can bring Drupal closer to more people. Hopefully, I will write an entry for my experiences with the  new Drupal soon enough.

Anw, this is my Vietnamese translation of the Press release (which has been published here)  

Drupal đã phát triển thành một nền tảng được coi là mạnh mẽ nhất để xây dựng các trang web xã hội và ngữ nghĩa, đồng thời trở nên dễ sử dụng hơn bao giờ hết.

KORTRIJK, BELGIUM & CHICAGO, IL — Ngày 5 tháng 1 năm 2011 - Cộng đồng Drupal trên toàn thế giới cùng với Hiệp hội Drupal đón chào việc công bố chính thức ra mắt Drupal 7, nền tảng web được đánh giá là mạnh nhất hiện nay. Drupal là một nền tảng mã nguồn mở để quản lý nội dung website, hiện đang được ứng dụng trên hàng triệu website và các ứng dụng web. Những ứng dụng tiêu biểu là trang web của Nhà Trắng của tổng thống Mỹ WhiteHouse.gov và nhiều trang web của các nghệ sĩ âm nhạc của hãng Warner Media Group. Drupal phiên bản 7 [D7] mang đến công nghệ web mới nhất và các cải tiến đáng kể đối với người sử dụng....

12/27/2010 - 06:06

Alot questions you may think about now:

  • Are you kidding? I know Drupal is great, but it is hard to learn.
  • 7 hours to master Drupal is a joke
  • No way! Bullshit! *&^*#^&% and so on

First thing to say, we can NOT be a Drupal developer to build great Drupal sites in 7 hours. That is just impossible!

I am not a Drupal developer. I am just a Drupal beginner. I know some HTML syntax, some hosting operations, I can't even write PHP code. That's why I found difficult when I first learnt Drupal. It was a long way to get to the point when I can actually show a Drupal site to my friends. What I wished at that time is, if someone could build a completed site for me, I can change my logos, write some stuffs about myself, customize it a little bit then off we go, this is my Drupal site. 

During a couple of years working with my Symphony team, I still want to build a Drupal package, that a beginner like me, can actually launch a Drupal site in less than a day...

12/25/2010 - 04:40

The new Drupal Ubercart theme ST Bassoon will turn your shopping site to a Mega store with lots of categories and products. We use one column layout to reserve spaces for many product showcases. The product detail pages can also describe a huge amount of specification information. The theme offers reviewing feature which enable customers to write reviews and ratings for each product.

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal Ubercart theme ST Bassoon demo

Features

Ecommerce shopping features Bassoon's theme feature
  • Shopping cart
  • Product management
  • Order management
  • Customer management
  • ...
12/03/2010 - 06:04

Get rid of fancy colors, ST Alboka seems to look simple. But it's simply beautiful. No disturbing effect, it brings customers straight to the point, products. Customers look for products, they want to see their pictures, they want to know what they will get when they buy it. And Alboka does it excellently..

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal Ubercart theme ST Alboka demo

Features

Ecommerce shopping features of ST Alboka:

  • Shopping cart
  • Product management
  • Order management
  • Customer management
  • Category management
  • Coupon management
  • Wishlist
  • Product comments and ratings
  • Sales report
  • Payment integration

Here are Albok's theme 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
  • Drupal...
11/05/2010 - 05:06

ST Yali is a choice for web owners who want to bring comfortable feeling to users. Bright and light background, simple style blocks and concrete layout, it is very easy to read a large amount of content while it doesn't minimize the attractive look of the web.

Demo

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Yali demo

Features

Here are Viola'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
  • Drupal 6.x
  • Event.
  • Professional Typography

Download

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

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10/09/2010 - 07:30

Due to a huge demand for new photography Drupal themes, after the release of Lirone, we have created ST Viola. Viola also has clean style design and utilizes the Galleria effect. Photographers who are interested in building website in Drupal, this is for you.

1. Galleria Slideshow

ST Viola Galleria layout

The default option for gallery display is Galleria slideshow. You browse all galleries first, then clicking on each album will bring you to a nice slideshow of Galleria effect.

2. Pinterest Grid Layout

ST Viola Pinterest layout

Updated on Jun 2013, ST Viola now has one more style: Pinterest layout. This layout is so cool that we have to bring it into Viola.

3. Built in Blog feature

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