1. A beautiful Drupal site showcasing vintage magazines, powered by our Best Brand theme

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    Homepage of the VintageGaze Magazines built on Drupal.

    Theme used: Best Brand

    Janet Webb, creator and owner of VintageGaze Magazines shared her vision:

    VintageGaze Magazines
    is a hobby site used to display my collection of vintage women’s magazines. My goal is to share the wonderful iconic images from the 50’s and 60’s found in these magazines.  I wanted the images to be the star of the show, so a simple and clean site was a necessity. The Best Brand theme was exactly what I was looking for.  

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    Internal page in VintageGaze Magazines with the main column, and featuring more, relevant content in the sidebar.

    On choosing Best Brand and working with it Janet added:

    I found the theme to be whitespace perfect and font fabulous.  A responsive-theme was a must and this theme delivered. The behind-the-scenes theme functionality was also useful for my site, which is primarily data-driven.  I took full use of Superfish menu functionality, breadcrumbs, and the assorted canned blocks available with the theme. Between the MtT components and the power of Drupal modules, I was able to implement the site without any back-end customization.

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    A feed page for listing content with gorgeous content in VintageGaze Magazines 

    Janet went on explaining in more detail the technical side of creating VintageGaze Magazines:

    The site
    uses Views to display the content. I created three content types. The first I called Magazine. This holds data related to the magazine (name, tagline, and publisher). The second I called Magazine Issue. It holds data specific to a magazine issue (month, year, magazine cover, table of contents). It is has a node reference to Magazine.  The third I called Item. It has a node reference to Magazine Issue. It contains all the specific information related to each item posted. I categorize each item as either an Ad, an Article, or Fiction Illustration.  The Item content type uses the Drupal taxonomy functionality to organize the data by Author, Illustrator, Photographer, etc.  My process is to scan the magazine page, crop the images, and then simply post the content. The images are sized to look good on this website as well as social media image sites such as Pinterest and Tumblr.

    VintageGaze Magazines on an iPhone.

    Janet shared her passion for her hobby, the site and Drupal:

    Since it is a hobby site, I don’t have the time I wish I had to devote to adding more content and making the site better. However, I am proud of the fact that it is ad-free and a good example of how to use the power of Drupal to organize content.

    About the theme:

    Best Brand is a multi-purpose Drupal theme, built just the way it should be. Responsive, flexible and carefully crafted to the last detail. Bundled with Drupal Commerce. Designed with a focus on presenting your brand and listing your products & services. Bundled with multiple font-stacks and colour schemes, equipped with all sorts of automations including Content types, Views blocks and pages as well as social media goodness, Best Brand is here to help have your website up and running in mere minutes, only to initiate your pathway to success.

    More about Best Brand | Screenshots | Live demo | Blog post

  2. News+: Our thoughts on building a Drupal theme for news portals

    News+ is our latest Drupal theme for news portals. It was carefully planned to combine Bootstrap-based goodness, a beautiful design, with exceptional functionality tailored to the use case scenarios around news sites.

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    Drupal is a great choice for building news sites

    That Drupal is a great platform – perhaps the best – to build a news portal upon, is not new. The expandability, the ever-growing module-driven flexibility, and an amazing community that provides a robust, secure foundation are just some reasons to consider Drupal a great match for news portals. Which is why a couple of years back we released Pressblog, our first theme for news portals and mega-blog sites. PressBlog was great for its time and was used extensively by clients around the world. And yet PressBlog became even greater a few months ago, in late 2013, when we released a new, thoroughly revamped version, that was met with great reception and very warm comments.

    So, why would we get to great pains to create yet another Drupal theme for news sites?

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  3. How to update the Font Awesome web font in your Drupal site

    Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized - size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.

    Our products use the Bootstrap CDN so you can add the Font Awesome web font with a single line of code. You don’t even have to download or install anything. Updating is as easy. 

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  4. Drupal for non-profits; the case of Wilderness Society Stewardship and their use of Drupal and our Chique theme

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    The homepage of the Society for Wilderness Stewardship, built on Drupal.

    Theme used: Chique

    A while back, the Society for Wilderness Stewardship hired More than Themes to build a new Drupal website for them, powered by a custom version of our Chique theme. Working with the Society was a great experience in many aspects. One of those, perhaps one of the most important ones, is the extensive, elaborate thought and planning that was put in place, in various aspects of their new site. 

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  5. Drupal Commerce Products and the Inline Entity Form

    Drupal Commerce is used to build eCommerce websites and applications of all sizes based on Drupal. 

    Drupal Commerce products are entities with intrinsic product ID, SKU, and Title properties, as well as default Price fields. They can be further customised using any number of product types and fields.

    You can easily create products with the Store administrative interface, but your products will not be automatically visible to users on the front end. Drupal Commerce separates the definition of a product from its display, allowing you to build custom displays using the tools the project provides such as the product reference field.

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  6. For those of your interested in themes for Drupal 8: a freebie

    Drupal 8 is coming shortly and it’s going to be really great for a variety of reasons. We are being asked quite often whether we will upgrade our themes or whether we will have new releases for Drupal 8. The truth is we are actively working on preparing our existing as well as new themes for Drupal 8. So, we’d like to offer you a sneak peak of what we’re up to. 

    In celebration of DrupalCon that takes place this week in Austin, Texas we are sharing a pre-release of our Bootstrap Business for Drupal 8. Bootstrap Business for D8 looks like the D7 version but with one important improvement. Because typography matters, the D8 version features as default the new, great Fira Sans typeface by Erik Spiekermann, which was commissioned by the Mozilla Institution (read more about it or grab it). 

    Just like its original version for Drupal 7, Bootstrap Business is completely free and you can grab and test it right away. Enjoy and, needless to say, do report any issues so that we can improve along with Drupal 8 as it matures. 

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    Take a look at the demo or Go, grab it

    Important Notice: the current version of Bootstrap Business is based on Drupal 8 Core Alpha 12, released on May 28th, 2014. 

  7. Meet Scholarly, a powerful Drupal theme to power your education-oriented site.

    Scholarly is our take on how a good Drupal theme for education-oriented websites should be. In today’s economy there’s an ever-growing need for building powerful, flexible and scalable sites for university departments, traditional and online schools and seminars, as well as, in general, businesses centered around education and training. Scholarly was designed to provide a well-thought use-case scenario that is specific enough to provide a great solution out-of-the-box for such sites.

    Content types and other goodies

    Scholarly comes with a series of content types tailored to Academia like Faculty, Students, Courses and Events and it goes a step further, featuring relationships between those e.g.: connecting Courses with Teachers teaching those.

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  8. How to deal with product variations and Drupal Commerce?

    Drupal Commerce is used to build eCommerce websites and applications of all sizes, based on Drupal. Product attributes are the descriptors we use to define kinds of products. For example, we could describe a T-shirt by the color and size. These attributes mean that, while in the real physical world your store may only carry one red T-shirt, you still have three sizes or three “variations” of it in your store.

    How do you deal with such variations when creating your store using Drupal Commerce? Here’s an article we put together, following relevant questions from our users that have got some of our themes that come bundled with Drupal Commerce. 

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  9. This June we will be at the DRUPALCON 2014 in Austin, Texas

    The DrupalCon will be the event of the year for all Drupalers around the globe. More than Themes will be there. Are you coming along? :-)

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  10. Our latest Drupal theme, is a feature-packed asset that you will use over and over again

    We always strive to do better than before. We try out different things on both the design and code level of a theme. We explore complexity trying to reach for simplicity. With Startup Growth, our latest Drupal theme, we think we have achieved a nice balance between those two poles. Here’s our thinking behind all of this.

    In the beginning of 2014, we released Mobile+. Mobile+ is a very powerful Drupal theme, with lots of special features and extras and a certain thinking behind it. It’s also been our first premium theme based on the wildly popular Bootstrap framework.

    Meet Startup Growth

    Startup Growth is a state-of-the-art Drupal theme with a wealth of Drupal as well as non-Drupal related features.

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