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Responsive Theming for Drupal by Mike Crittenden

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Chapter 8. Alternative Options and Next Steps

Congratulations! You have now mastered responsive theming for Drupal, right? Hardly. There’s still a lot to learn. The following sections suggest some places you can go from here to continue on your quest.

Study Some More Base Themes

We only talked about three base themes, and all are solid, mature, and popular. But they are by no means the only options. There are many more. Here are a few more you might want to check out:

Even this isn’t anywhere near exhaustive. There are dozens, each with their unique pros and cons and differences, and it’s definitely worth the effort spent to find one that matches your preferences closely. But to do that, you’ll need to understand how they differ.

Learn How to Compare Base Themes

Various base themes can be completely different all around, so it’s important to pick one that lines up with your personal preferences. They tend to differ in terms of things like:

  • Opinionated versus minimal
  • Custom grid versus pre-decided grid
  • GUI focused versus code focused
  • CSS versus Sass versus LESS

For example, if you prefer minimal base themes that let you handle most/all of the CSS, you might like Starkish or Zen. If you like LESS instead of Sass, check out Bootstrap. If you like building layouts in the GUI, use Omega 3.x. If you like a solid, feature-rich base theme that tries not to do anything crazy, you might feel at home with AdaptiveTheme. ...

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