06/03/2011 - 23:32

After ST Alphorn was ported to Drupal 7 theme last month, we proceed to do the same with ST Conch. Conch is also one of our popular free Drupal themes with thousand downloads.

Demo and download

Conch in responsive mode

ST Conch in 3 different layours


As noted from previous post, the  Dr...

06/01/2011 - 03:21

We introduce the Mega menu style with this shining Ubercart template ST Gopuz. The mega menu allows you to display more menu items in a nice layout. It is particularly useful for electronic device shops, because they usually have a wide range of models, categories and options.


See the demo here: Drupal Ubercart theme ST Gopuz demo


Ecommerce shopping features Gopuz's theme feature
  • Shopping cart
  • Product management
  • Order management
  • Customer management
  • Category management
  • Coupon management
  • Wishlist
  • Product comments and ratings
  • Sales report
  • Payment integration
  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid
  • 6 Regions
  • 4 Colors 
  • Menu options: CSS Menu
  • Install profile - install web...
05/17/2011 - 04:48

When I looked at the Drupal statistics in Wikipedia, the first Drupal conference at Antwerp on Feb 2005 had fewer than 50 people attending. The last conference at Chicago this March, over 3000 attendees. What a huge growth. The upcoming Drupal Con in London happens this August. The tickets just started to be sold but I already feel the heat: 350 proposed sessions are submitted.

I have never been at a Drupal conference. I hope this is a chance to attend a Drupal conference, and it would be wonderful to be there as a speaker. My proposed session is "How to make out of the box Drupal products". I also quote the proposal here:

How to make out-of-the-box Drupal products?

What is out-of-the-box

A Drupal out-of-the-box package, also called "install profile", consists of collections of Drupal core, modules, themes and associated configuration settings for a specific usage. The best part of it is that you can use right after installation. Some popular Drupal install profles are OpenPublish, Drupal Commons, Open Atrium, Managing Ne...

05/10/2011 - 03:55

It is already four months after Drupal 7 was released. We can wait no more, this is the Drupal 7 version of Alphorn, one of our popular free Drupal themes.

Alphorn is the first free Drupal theme that Symphony introduced 1.5 years ago. It is quite popular among Drupal community. We had many requests for the Drupal 7 theme version of Alphorn but it could not be released right after Drupal 7  was released. It is because we have to wait for some essential modules such as Skinr and Fusion.

Our desire is to build an out-of-the-box Drupal install profile with Drupal 7 core, modules, sample content and Alphorn theme. Four months of waiting, many modules are still in development and unstable. We lost patience and decided to build a theme only package first. Now it is time to...

04/02/2011 - 11:03

ST Erhu is a Drupal ubercart template for online shopping stores. The major distinction of this theme is a centered logo and the main menu splitted by two on both sides. Overall, it looks like an old black and white TV box showing a colorful movie


See the demo here: Drupal Ubercart theme ST Erhu demo


Ecommerce shopping features Bassoon's theme feature
  • Shopping cart
  • Product management
  • Order management
  • Customer management
  • ...
03/02/2011 - 04:05

What a photographer can do with a map. He can mark places he has visited and taken photos. He can show the map to his friends and tell stories about the people, the landscape and the culture of each land by his photos. It is the enthusiasm that we want to bring via ST Dulcian, a perfect combination of image galleries and Gmap location in a Drupal theme.  

Gmap of photos

Show where you have been and the photos you took. This is the world scale, if you have not travel around the world, you can always set the focus to a specific region, your country for example.

When you click on the red marker, a pop up will shown. One more click takes you to the full size image. A small box under the photo gives you more info about its location.

ST Dulcian Gmap with photos
Gmap of photos
ST Dulcian Gmap with photos
Photo with location


See the demo here:...

01/31/2011 - 07:50

Designing a magazine theme is always not a easy task. It has many articles with images and text and a lot of categories while it has to maintain an easy to navigate look at the same time. inherited from our featured Nagara theme and inspired by the famous MSNBC, ST Cromone fulfills those requirements. It might not be so attractive from the first glance, but the more you navigate, the more you feel comfortable, just like you are surfing your favorite online magazine.


See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Cromone demo


Here are Cromone's feature:

  • XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS 2.0 Valid
  • 7 Regions
  • 7 Colors 
  • Menu options: CSS Menu
  • Install profile - install website with just few clicks
  • Customize using Theme Settings
  • Drupal 6.x
  • Professional Typography


You can preview Cromone here. We will support all problems with Cromone at our Support Forum.

01/21/2011 - 04:37

I am in the Drupal market for almost 3 years. At the end of each year, I have to conduct a business review to set strategies for the coming year. One of the most important criteria to be reviewed is the market trend. I am always looking for a growth of Drupal and how it compares to other open source CMSs. This year, I decide to make a 3 year review of Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress from 2008 to 2010. This review does not mean to be a professional market analysis report, it is only my personal observations


I am used to read the Open Source CMS Market share report from Water & Stone at the end of each year, starting from 2008. In 2010, when I had the report, I got an idea to compare 3 reports to exact valuable information about Drupal and other open sources.

The big 3 of the market is Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress. Almost of my customers demands from those three. My focus is Drupal, and I want to see after 3 years, where Drupal goes, where the other two have come up with. After comparing all figures, I saw only a small amount of information that were consistent over the years and I could extract some valuable information. I also searched for more information in Google about trends of those 3 CMSs.

Here are what I found.

Google Trend...