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Drupal 7 Themes by Ric Shreves

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Creating a new theme through sub-theming

Creating a new theme by creating a sub-theme is faster and easier than theming from scratch. There exist a number of themes that have been specifically built with this purpose in mind—so-called base themes or "starter" themes. Though you can create a sub-theme from any other theme, starter themes are tailored to providing you with useful resources, such as an assortment of common templates and stylesheets. Some starter themes are very basic, others are feature-rich.

Selecting a base theme

If you have decided to proceed via sub-theme creation, the first issue you need to address is selection of a base theme. All sub-themes are premised on a base theme. You should do a bit of research to identify the base theme ...

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