While building a custom theme from scratch is great, most themers prefer to use starter themes as the base for their designs. Starter themes save time and effort as themers do not have to perform tedious repetitive tasks, and can rely on a tried and tested structure to use as a foundation for their custom themes.
In this recipe, we will be looking at creating a theme based on the most popular of all starter themes available on Drupal.org, Zen.
Download the theme from http://drupal.org/project/zen and install it within
sites/all/themes/. The default Zen theme does not need to be enabled for our custom theme to work.
The Zen theme provides a starter kit that can be used to kick-start our ...