Drupal 6 or 7?
Firstly, we had to make our choice on Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 and look at what is the best approach we should take. I have been I have been reviewing Drupal daily, and studying the coding carefully to see which is the best version to start with. And Drupal 6 became our choice because with all the code work preparations, we wont have any problems shifting to a Drupal 7 compatible versions.
Why Framework ?
This is the most time-consuming decision and the decision has brought us with the long preparation for the themes & module development for the opening.
At JA, we try our best to reduce heavy images and try to use more stylesheets to design the interface. It will be faster for the site and easier for any later customization by user and fellow developers.
And to smooth all of this process, a flexible, stable & robust engine is called for, a good template/theme framework for either Joomla, Magento template or Drupal theme must be created.
However, the framework should not be too sophisticated, it should be simple but powerful and flexible for all kind of design as well as ready for expansion & customization by 3rd party developers. That is the mission of any "framework", however. There have been alot of developed css/html frameworks, we tried it our ways, taking user requirements, our development, upgrade, management workflows into consideration and creating a good management system for both Joomla and Drupal, and we name it JAT3 & JDT3, they both have the same "CPU & RAM" but being put into "Joomla" & "Drupal" colorful cases.
We can tell you more about the framework, but maybe in another post later. Let's get back to the main points we are offering now at the club opening
What you can have now?
05 Drupal themes
- JD Blank - delivered together with the core JDT3 Framework. A good theme ready for any other Drupal themes development. You can play around with this theme at the T3 Framework Demo with username=password=admin
- JD Purity - Most wanted Joomla design now available for Drupal (read more about Purity series).
- JD Rave - Drupal Corporate & Business theme
- JD Fashion - Out of the box Fashion Theme for Drupal
- JD Oganis - Robust Media Theme for Drupal
Price and Club
- As a start, we kept it simple & at par of our Joomla Template Club. Pricing structure may be restructured in near future.
- You can download free themes and club themes in our regular download, Drupal Theme sections
What is coming up?
- Userguide of current theme and modules and it will be available soon in 1 or 2 days.
Wiki for JD Drupal
- As you can see here and here, we have finished about 35% of the detailed and comprehensive guide and we work on that everyday.
- Of course, as Joomla, 1 new theme will be released to Drupal club members every month.