Drupal is considered as one of the most secured AMP-based Content Management Systems. That’s why the top-notch organizations like WhiteHouse, Twitter Developer, Intel App Developer and AT&T Appsare running on it. One can run any type of Website on Drupal with relevant themes and modules. Its version 7 has been launched earlier this year and recently its 7.8 version was introduced in the market on August 31, 2011. In this write up, we will highlight the 10 top-notch free themes for Drupal 7.x versions. You can use any of them as per requirements and your Website niche.
DevelopmentGeeks offers this free HTML 5 & CSS 3 based theme for Drupal 7.x. In fact, Respond is a sub-theme for Omega. It works in three different modes: fluid, 1200px and mobile. Images are automatically resized as per ‘fluid images’ method. Remember that you’ve to install the latest version of Omega for Drupal 7.x and enable it in order to use Respond theme.
Preview of Respond Theme on Drupal 7.8
FooTheme is a HTML 5 based theme for Drupal 7.x. from Adaptive Themes. It is a sub-theme of Pixture Reloaded, Corolla or Sky; which are in turn based on AdaptiveTheme. Means you’ve to install AdaptiveTheme first, then any one of Pixture Reloaded, Corolla or Sky, and then use FooTheme. Yes, it is a lengthy process but you’ll get amazed even with the first look of FooTheme. With AdaptiveTheme, you can also change the Administrator themes of backend Dashboard as well.
Preview of FooThemes in Drupal 7.8
Looking for a text-rich theme for Drupal 7.x, then Academia is here for you. By default, it is a good choice for Blog, Reviews and Magazine portals offering text-rich content. Width of main column in this theme is fixed to offer distraction-free reading. There are two column styles (2 or 3 columns) and 16 color schemes available in this theme. What else you need?
Preview of Academia Theme in Drupal 7.8
As the name suggests, it is a photo gallery theme for Drupal 7. Photogenic have all the features, which you need in a photo gallery theme.
Preview of Photogenic Theme (Courtesy: Drupal Theme Repository)
Delishly offers this free clean Drupal 7.x theme. It features slideshow in header, separate blog section, grid system and drop-down menu.
Preview of Andromedia Theme (Courtesy: Demo from Delishly)
Drupalbycity offers this free premium theme for Drupal 7.x. It features image slideshow, two column layouts: 1 column and 2 columns, 10 collapsible block regions, and superfish drop-down menus.
Preview of Metropolis theme
MoreThanThemes have ported this news theme from WordPress to Drupal as per its Druplizing project. This theme features one column layout, footer with 4 blocks, CSS rules and rendering mechanism for sticky posts.
Preview of JournalCrunch Theme (Courtesy: Demo at Drupalizing)
Jalapeno MDB is a ready-to-use Drupal 7.x theme. You just have to install and it set its structure only once. Afterwards, it works without any problem at your Drupal-website. Jalapeno features four collapsible regions, back-to-top jquery slider, and styling with core-D7 functionality.
Preview of Jalapeno MDB Theme in Drupal 7.8
Gordon is a feature-rich blogging theme for Drupal 7.x. It has inbuilt support for CSS3 and compatibility with IE6. You can also set it to display the error messages for older browsers. A colorful sub-theme will also be installed with Gordon.
Preview of Gordon Theme at Drupal 7.8
Domicile is a clean three-column theme for Drupal 7.x. It is a child-theme of NineSixty theme, which si a blank base theme to have support for 960grid system. You first have to install NineSixty to use the Domicilie on Drupal.
Preview of Domicile Theme (Courtesy: Drupal Theme Repository)
We’ve listed a good selection of themes for Drupal 7.x. All these themes were tested on September 22, 2011 at Drupal 7.8 at localhost (setup through WAMPServer 2.1e). You can use anyone of the above themes, which matches your requirement. If you’ve previously used these themes then share your experience with us.
Amit Pankaj works as a Senior Technical Writer with PSD to Drupal Providers. He specializes in Social Media, Content Manegement and SEO. PSD to Drupal Providers shares information and insight on PSD to DRUPAL Conversion and integration with 3rd party CMSs like Drupal, Magento, WordPress and Joomla. Subscribe to our Blog RSS for updates on HTML Conversion Service.
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