Websites are no longer viewed only on a desktop screens. More and more smartphones, tablets and netbooks are introduced to offer new and more convenient ways to access web content everywhere. In this article, Symphony Themes introduces two FREE Drupal 7 themes, Alphorn and Conch, which support display in various devices from smartphones, tablets to laptops and big screen computers.
In the Drupal Conference London 2011 last month, Tom Deryckere showed some figures of the mobile penetration on his session "Bridging gap between desktop and mobile publishing with Drupal":
- Facebook: 200M mobile users, 2x more active than Desktop users
- Twitter mobile: 50% of total active users, 40% of all tweets.
- Only 21% of Google's largest advertisers have a website that is optimized for mobile.
In fact, Morgan Stanley predicts at the current rate of change and adoption, mobile Web usage will surpass desktop Intern...
It is already four months after Drupal 7 was released. We can wait no more, this is the Drupal 7 version of Alphorn, one of our popular free Drupal themes.
Alphorn is the first free Drupal theme that Symphony introduced 1.5 years ago. It is quite popular among Drupal community. We had many requests for the Drupal 7 theme version of Alphorn but it could not be released right after Drupal 7 was released. It is because we have to wait for some essential modules such as Skinr and Fusion.
Our desire is to build an out-of-the-box Drupal install profile with Drupal 7 core, modules, sample content and Alphorn theme.
Four months of waiting, many modules are still in development and unstable. We lost patience and decided to build a theme only package first. Now it is time to...