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Drupal 7: Visual QuickStart Guide by Tom Geller

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8. Customizing Drupal’s Look and Feel

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Creating a New Theme

Changing Theme Graphics and Typography with CSS

Drupal is first and foremost a functional tool. You feed it data in the form of text and graphics, and it spits them back at you in controlled and useful ways. But it’s not a completely colorless tool. Members of the Drupal community have made unprecedented efforts to improve the software’s appearance and interactivity—its “look and feel.”

And yet designing for Drupal remains somewhat difficult, relying on text-based tools to change Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and PHP code. Very little in Drupal’s layout system has a drag-and-drop interface, and there are few handles to resize objects. Further, you control how design ...

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