Friday, July 4, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Beatiful clicker theme is now available for Drupal

Beautiful Drupal theme now available for dupala

Key Features

  • Collapsible Side bar blocks using jquery
  • Blog Syled date
  • Additional Regions
  • Customisation 

Do you want costomisation?

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Dreamweaver cs4 Too

Today I tested the extension on Adobe's Dreamweaver cs4 (10) beta. The extension is completly compatible with this Dreamweaver version.

It opens up a breaze of designing work

There is bunch of innovations in the latest version of Dreamweaver that will inspire any drupal Theme builder or module developer. It is far ahead from current acive version Dreamweaver cs3.
Now Drupal sites can be viewed under real-world browser conditions with the new Live View. the development bocomes a lot easier than before. We used firebug with dreamweaver wile creating drupal themes, in dreamweaver cs4 we are almost free of firebub.

I am sure that any drupal theme developer will find it time saving upto many extend. When it comes it dupal plugin, new dreamweaver offfers new possibilities for extension development also.

"It is completly comstumisable and  no need to to switch to firebug" writes

Main features

· Live View cool!
View your web pages under real-world browser conditions with the new Live View in Dreamweaver — while still retaining direct access to the code. The new rendering mode, which uses the open source rendering engine WebKit, displays your designs like a standards-based browser.

· Related Files - outstanding!
Manage the various files that make up the modern web page more efficiently in Dreamweaver. The Related Files feature displays all the documents associated with your current page, whether CSS, JavaScript, PHP, or XML, in a bar along the top of your document.

· Code Navigator terrific!
The new Code Navigator pop-up window shows you all the code sources that affect your current selection. A click in either Code or Design view brings up the Code Navigator pop-up, which displays CSS rules, server-side includes, external JavaScript functions, Dreamweaver templates, Library files, iframe source files, and more.

· CSS best practices
The Property inspector’s new CSS tab shows the styles for the current selection as well as all the applicable CSS rules. Hover over any property to view a tool tip with jargon-free English explanations of CSS principles. New CSS rules can be created and applied in the Property inspector panel and stored in the same document or an external style sheet.

· Code hinting for Ajax and JavaScript frameworks Awesome!
Write JavaScript more quickly and accurately with improved support for JavaScript core objects and primitive data types. Work with popular JavaScript frameworks including jQuery (happy news for Drupal themers), Prototype, and Spry.

· HTML data sets
With HTML data sets functionality, you can create your data in a standard HTML table, a series of div tags, or even an unordered list and then choose Insert > Spry > Spry Data Set to integrate that data into a dynamic table on the page with sortable columns, a master-detail layout, or other sophisticated displays.

· Photoshop Smart Objects
Photoshop and Dreamweaver integration has evolved to the next level of compatibility and functionality. Drag and drop an Adobe Photoshop PSD file into a Dreamweaver page to create an image Smart Object.

· Subversion integration
Dreamweaver integrates Subversion software for a more robust check-in/check-out experience with file versioning, rollback, and more. Once you’ve defined Subversion as your version control system, you can update your site to get the latest versions of its pages directly from within Dreamweaver; no third-party utility or command-line interface is required.

· Adobe AIR authoring support
Create multiplatform desktop applications from your Dreamweaver HTML and JavaScript sites with new Adobe AIR authoring support.

· New user interface
Work faster and smarter across Dreamweaver and other components of the next version of Adobe Creative Suite thanks to a new level of integration and common user interface elements.


· PowerPC G4 or G5 or multicore Intel processor
· 512MB of RAM
· 1 GB of available hard-disk space (additional free space required during installation)
· 1,280 x 800 monitor resolution with 16-bit or greater video card
· Internet or phone connection required for product activation


More reviews :,2704,2309726,00.asp

Important: July 1st th is the release date for Dreamweaver  Extension fo Drupal cms Theme building

Thursday, May 8, 2008

itheme update

can be downloaded here

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

itheme for drupal 6

iTheme is one of the best GPL themes available for drupal.  The basic design is done by ndesign studio. Because of consistent request from drupal comuunity . Today I ported this theme to D6 and ready for download . Improved search box is a new feature, which can be adopted as a reference for any theme. Dreamweaver view is available for page.tpl.php for those who want edit the css

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

raw video on DW extension

Here I am publishing first vedio on my Dreamweaver extension. This is not a tutorial, It is meant only to reduce the curiosity of many visiters this blog.

download from the below link

download, size 15 mb

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

another sceenshot

dreamweaver extension screenshots published

Regions as seen on .info

you can also download the rar

sceen cast is geting ready

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Using an Image as a Breadcrumb Separator

To add a custom image as the seperator, create a file called template.php inside your theme folder, if you don't have one.
Copy paste the following code into this,

function theme_breadcrumb($breadcrumb) {
$bcimage = $base_path/$directory//( youimage locatopn like this/images/mybreadcrumbimage.png;)
if (!empty($breadcrumb)) {
return '';

Thats all!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Drupal 5 themes: The Book that delivered more than my expectations

Packtpub released its new book Drupal 5 Themes by Ric Shreves as new new year gift to drupal lovers  download the sample copy

When skimmed through the pages I concluded that this is book once again that proves Drupal theming is a complex one that can't be freed from a php programmer.

Today I spent few hours on this book that changed my first impression.

Ric starts like a coach approaches a fresh batch of athletes turns them fit and confident for the race at the page 223. he covers the most of the style related questions arises in theme developers mind. Ric Shows his experience as drupal developer and good designer too. (Designer in the sense having expertise in xhtml and css) he explains many things from a Dreamwevaer designers point of view, Dreamveaver is the most commonly used WYSIWYG editor.

In the early pages he inspires the reader reader to read the book fully showing few sexy themes. The page elements are portrayed afterwards in simple and systematic manner. then comes the blocks and in introduction to the theme intercepts and overrides. the chapter one gives an over view of drupal terminology and the anatomy of defaults Themes of drupal 5.

Chapter 2 is more about installing and configuring new themes. Also gives an overview on page specific theming.

The author surprised me in the chapter 3 in the way he used to explain the theme engine, I have never gone through any documentation before which is more simple than this.

I loved chapter 4, style sheets and themable factions and in chapter 5 he breaks the complexity of drupal style sheet implementation explaining" it is not necessary for you to be fluent of the way the style sheets intercept and override define your styles in style.css." which takes the precedence of defaulted styles. Block, Node and Comment are covered in a rather convincing manner.

Chapter 6 impressed me very much, he takes the reader though journey of converting an existing theme to new one finally turns a newbie into a drupal theme designer.

Chapter seven is creating a theme from the scratch. a very good reference chapter.

Charter 8 deals with the forms and finally you have the full list of drupal style sheets.

Setting up localhost severs and FireFox web developer plug in may be useful newbies.

As reviewer I received only a paper back copy a PDF version is also available for download.

what is not...?

Available theme snippettes from dupal community ought have been included. though the auther offered to include the instructions for the Drupal 6 in his web site, it is not included. Implementation of javascript effects like collapsible block, suck fish style drop down menu, css witch are not covered. Drupal theme settings and color module integration are not explained.

In conclusion he could keep the promise he gives to the reader in the preface that it explains the basic principles and practical solutions to the common problems and very good reference guide. The stable version of Druapl 6 is expected in a few weeks time, I am sure that drupal designers expects a theming book on D6. Presently there is no mu complete documentations available for drupal 6 and difference between the both versions are only a few. Till drupal 6 establishes and good documentations are available. this book will serve as the ultimate book of drupal theme developers.

Drupa 5 themes can be downloaded here