Designers and Information Architects

Welcome to the Designers and Information Architects group. The focus here is on aesthetics and Drupal, whether it be improving the look of your customized site or creating themes to giveaway. Design novices and "theme ninjas" alike are encouraged to contribute by asking questions and sharing their tips.

This group aims to cater to designers first and foremost by making Drupal easier through sharing knowledge. For developer discussion about improving Drupal's theme system please visit the Theme Development group.

Mojah's picture

As Drupal professionals and Drupal shops, we work with Drupal version...

6 for now
20% (2 votes)
7 on all new projects
40% (4 votes)
depends on project
40% (4 votes)
Total votes: 10
JohnAlbin's picture

GSoC idea: Update menu_block module to use new D7 menu APIs

Drupal core's menu module provides “strict hierarchical” information architecture with its menu system. Menu module currently provides just 3 ways to navigate that strict hierarchy:

  1. Breadcrumbs output to the $breadcrumbs variable in page.tpl.php
  2. Blocks containing full menu trees that can be navigated by clicking into deeper levels of the menu.
  3. A list of links that represent a single level of a menu tree. Output to the $main_menu and $secondary_menu variables in page.tpl.php
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botanic's picture

Graphics Designer | x2corp

Employment type: 

Hi our company X2Corp is a storage server provider located in Los Angeles, CA, we are developing a GUI front-end for ZFS called X2Zetta, we have decided to license the project under the AGPL and would like to find someone to work on the general look and feel of the project web-page located at

If you are interested please get back to me with an estimate or contact me at 1 (213) 325-2533 or for more information if necessary.

Global Communication Institute's picture

Invite Any input and advice for recruting Experienced Drupal Instructors

Hello All,

Our institute is now planning for several short Web courses teaching Drupal technology to many college students and experienced IT engineers, so we will soon use very competitive salary to recruit several qualified instructors located around Boston area to teach the above courses, we will post the full job information here later. But before this, we would like to hear some advice about the above. Any suggestions and advice for the above will be highly appreciated.

Helen Yu

mori's picture

Drupal 7 Distributions

Did I forget anything?

Please check:

Thanks !!!

mori's picture

Promote Drupal at the Global Ignite Week 2011

What is Ignite?

Ignite is a geek event in over 100 cities worldwide. At the events Ignite presenters share their personal and professional passions, using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total of just five minutes.

I made a short summary about this and my talk here:

My talk is not focussed on drupal, but of course I´ll finish my talk with the fact, that there´s a modul for Processing in development.

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mori's picture

Just launched !!!
It´s a Community- and Tutorial-Website dedicated to Drupal 7 for Administrators, Content-Administrators, Designers and Non-Programmers which want to create a website with the new Drupal 7. Support, critics and links are welcome.

Launchdate: 2011-01-07
Contentupdates: in progress
Languages: mostly english, but german articles will follow

Aveu's picture

I apologize

I would like to offer my sincere apology to the Themer groups here on Groups.Drupal.Org and to this community in general ... I meant no disrespect to anyone. Being a non-artist I have the highest regard for those who can do what I cannot; create beauty in web designs and other visual art forms. Likewise as a programmer I have an equally high regard for all web developers and the difficulty of the work we do.

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Aveu's picture

Question about GPL and NON-PHP Themes

If I build a Theme that uses no PHP or GPL'd JavaScript but does incorporate PERL code in the template would that PERL code need to be GPL'd?

I realize of course this would mean that the hosting installation would have to have PERL enabled on their server (not a normal Drupal setup) but I don't think that is the same as "requiring a 3rd party proprietary program" since PERL is open source and quite common on many hosting services.

morningtime's picture

Drupal server consultant for social network | Morningtime

Employment type: 


I am scoping server/hosting options for a social network project. If this project is OK'd, then I need a Linux/Drupal/Apache specialist to help configure a multi-server environment for high performance.

European help preferred, but any talented freelancer is welcome.

I am looking for a Drupal server consultant to help with the following:

  • design and setup a multi-server environment for scalability to at least 100K-250K registered users (first year), perhaps 1-5K logins per day or even more
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GPL group recommends CMS templates be licensed under a different license.

... but templates are a special case, because they are combined with data provided by users of the application and the combination is distributed. So, we recommend that you license your templates under simple permissive terms.
_ --- "Frequently Asked Questions about the GNU Licenses"

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Aveu's picture

Themes versus Modules

There has been much discussion through the years about the automatic GPL status of Themes and Modules, and I will weigh in on that topic itself in another post (see the bottom of this post). But for now suffice it to say that I see an argument in favor of requiring GPL for Modules but I see a very different and very compelling argument in favor of excluding Themes from the GPL mandate. This post is to address a pre-cursor to that argument ...

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ianrhett's picture

Drupal Themers | CivicActions

Employment type: 

CivicActions is seeking Drupal Themers to join our team, bridging the gap between function and form. Themers work on project teams to translate visual design comps and wireframes into accessible, usable, browser-compatible interfaces. 

 Excellent CSS chops, mastery of cross-browser functionality
Experience with GNU/Linux/Unix shells
Excellent and professional communication skills 
Demonstrated technical proficiency 
A focused attention to detail
Demonstrated project experience 
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and deliver 

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nickvidal's picture

Drupal 7 and Sencha Touch

I've created a demo to show how Drupal and Sencha Touch can work together. The demo is called "Tea Sencha Network" and it displays information from Sencha's official blog.

Please access:



  • the Mobile UI (, built on top of Sencha Touch,
  • the Green TEAm (, built on top of Drupal 7,
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    Amazon's picture redesign to launch monday. Outstanding design issue we need your help with

    Hello, we are actively doing QA testing and a number of design issues have arisen. We have dedicated implementation resources, and themers who are helping but we need help translating design issues into actionable improvements. This is the beginning of ongoing design improvements that we will be constantly deploying on

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    arianek's picture

    D7 Theme Docs

    Can anyone help out on D7 Theme docs? There is a big need for help there, and it's an area I am totally clueless about. 2 issues on my radar:

    I think it needs a lot of love, so if anyone can adopt these and help out, that'd be fantastic!

    no_longer_active_13's picture

    Shortening HTML id's and classes automatically in order to reduce kb of document and improve loading speed

    When viewing Drupal HTML, one notices that the id's and classes on a HTML element can be at times numerous and large. Some of the tags are quite long as well. While clear tags can make for excellent readibility, and ease of design; they are extra bytes which slow down the passing of data, and add kb to the bandwidth.

    What about automatically renaming and storing HTML elements and equal CSS tags in letter and number combinations?

    For example, for illustration purposes:


    div class="block block-block ">


    div class="block-inner clear-block">

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    JBI's picture

    BrainStorming about how Drupal is able to "compete" with community product usable out of the box

    2010-08-25 17:15 - 18:00 Europe/Copenhagen

    Community products usable out of the box : How is Drupal able to "compete"?
    BrainStorming session Monday 3:00 to 4:00 pm Copenhagen time, Register at

    Drupal has now at least two community products usable out of the box. &
    (Edit 20100822) targeting targets community media
    + facebook like feature

    There is a need to see how those projects compare and are able to "compete" with non-Drupal products.

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    patcon's picture

    Soliciting feedback for graphical Drupal promo video

    Sorry if someone thinks I'm cross-posting too much, but I just wanted to get opinions from everyone who might have a stake in this :)

    Alright, so I'm trying to think how I can do my part for this little community, and since I've got some degree of proficiency with Adobe Premiere and After Effects, I thought I might be able to put together a little video to explain exactly what Drupal is. I'm envisioning something with a catchy beat, and graphic/text elements -- no voice-overs. I'm in the really early stages of thinking about this, but I'm considering this picture to be my biggest influence right now as to the feel of the presentation:

    (I really like the tetris-like style of it, and think that's something to work with!)

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    Cliff's picture

    Need a +1 or twelve for a simple issue: Add an "Associations" field to our d.o profiles

    Apologies in advance for this crossposting to 11 groups. I recently started an issue to help us get to know each other better: Add field for "Memberships in Associations, Societies, and Other Professional Organizations" to User Profile. The initial response was, "Don't see why not, but let's hear more support before we do." So this is an appeal to read the issue and consider giving it your support.

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