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Theme Selection Assistance?

4 years 10 months ago #119105 by johnromano
Theme Selection Assistance? was created by johnromano
Dear Sir,

I am currently designing my first Drupal website from the training I have received thus far. The initial theme selection just seems very daunting for me now. I am a complete novice, and I learn best by doing. I was in need of a little assistance picking out an initial theme for a sort of 'sandbox' type of activity on my first Drupal website. This would be an appropriate theme, that would offer me the maximum functionality and features yet at the same time 'agree' with my planned wire frame layout mostly consisting of textual content thus far. I have no interest in designing from scratch and would rather learn by doing for now.

Would it be possible for someone to take a look at my intended website wire frame layout structure (see attached .pdf home page layout) and render me a recommendation as to which theme might be best to begin with? I understand there is a particular module provides for drag and drop of nodes, and blocks as well?

I am carrying this activity out with Acquia Dev 2 and using Drupal 7.39 on my local computer. I have the following modules installed and ready.

-Chaos Tool Suite
-HTML Purifier
-Libraries
-Pathauto
-Token
-CKeditor
-Views
-webform

The website layout file is at secure.helpscout.net/file/4bbfd218667aa0.../361084076/28663938/


John Romano

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4 years 10 months ago #119115 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Theme Selection Assistance?
Hi and welcome to OSTraining,

I couldn't open the file, however please take a look to the bootstrap theme: www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/bootstrap/

If you like the theme, we have a complete class: www.ostraining.com/courses/class/drupal/bootstrap/

Since the theme it's based on Botstrap 3 framework, it's very flexible.

Kind regards,
Valentín

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4 years 10 months ago #119142 by steve
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I would agree that Bootstrap is a good option, but it does require experience.

How are your CSS and PHP skills, John?

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4 years 10 months ago #119162 by johnromano
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I do not have any significant CSS or PHP experience.

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4 years 10 months ago #119185 by Valentin
Replied by Valentin on topic Theme Selection Assistance?
Hi John,

Bootstrap theme is great, however some coding skills are required.

Worth to see some recommendations from this blog post: www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/drupal-themes-beginners/

Any of those themes match your layout requirements?

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Valentín

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4 years 10 months ago #119273 by steve
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Hey John. Thumbs up from me for Valentin's recommendation.

Those are good thumbs that require no CSS or PHP knowledge.

Beyond that, the next step would be to look for a commercial theme that is pre-built to look good.
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