Black Theme

Black Drupal theme is powerful, clean, table-less, dark, responsive theme develop by Shivcharan Patil (Shiv) from

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Creating a Subtheme


The placeholder page for Zurb Foundation 7.x documentation and will contain general information about creating subthemes.

  • Creating a subtheme
    • Manual
    • Drush


Uniform Server Drupal 7 Setup

Uniform Server Drupal 7 Setup (Verbose)

An explicit guide to setting up an easy Drupal development environment utilizing the Uniform Server. “The Uniform Server is a WAMP package that allows you to run a server on any MS Windows OS based computer. It is small and mobile to download or move around and can also be used or setup as a production/live server.”

Mike Anello's (ultimike) video tutorial:

In case of difficulty:

The Uniform Server + Drupal 7 Installation Step-By-Step

Download the Uniform Server (version Coral 8.1.2) (Not the latest version; because Drupal needs PHP 5.3.10 and the latest is PHP 5.4.4 etc.)

Double-click Coral_8_1_2.exe (the self-extracting file for Uniform Server, it will create a folder in the same directory called "UniServer").

Move the UniServer folder and its contents to where you want your application and new Drupal sites to reside:

(typically Users/(your name)/Sites/UniServer)
or E:/UniServer (on a RAM stick or SD card)

Mobile-specific website

For some projects, you may want to have a mobile web site that uses different markup and layout from the desktop site - for instance, it may be easier to manage two web sites than to create a responsive layout for your desktop site, or you want to use a mobile web framework like jQuery Mobile or Sensa Touch for mobile users.

Mobile Tools module

The most useful module for building separate desktop and mobile sites for Drupal is Mobile Tools, which has many different features:

  • Web Browser detection - is the user on a desktop browser or a mobile browser?
  • Mobile domain redirection - route users to the correct domain.
  • Mobile-only themes - different devices may get different themes.
  • Mobile site availability - let mobile users on full site know there is a mobile version.
  • Mobile context - offer different functionality to mobile users.

There are a few modules available that have limited scope relative to the Mobile Tools module. Their functionality may match your website’s requirements.

Browser Detection - Browscap module

Upgrading from previous versions

From time to time, there will be minor updates to Drupal core. If the release is designated as a security update, you should apply the update as soon as you can. Otherwise, you may choose to apply the update at any time to receive the bug fixes it contains. There are also major release upgrades; these you may want to apply so you have all the new and powerful features.

Whether or not you apply a major release upgrade is highly individual to the person responsible for that decision. Upgrading to a new major version usually requires a significant investment of time and work, as a lot may have changed between versions. If everything is working great for you, and you don't want to add any of the new features, you may decide to stick with your current major release of Drupal.

About Drupal versions

What's the difference? Major versions (upgrade) versus Minor versions (update)

Before you start updating or upgrading your Drupal installation it is important that you know the difference between a major and a minor version release.

  • A major version of Drupal core is represented by the number before the first decimal. For example Drupal 5.1, Drupal 6.1, and Drupal 7.1 are all different major releases. This is considered an upgrade.
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