About a year-and-a-half after releasing my first contributed theme for Drupal, Airy Blue, I have finished and release my second contributed theme, MM - A Minimalist Theme.

Minimalist Theme Screenshot

MM is my first HTML5 theme, and my first for Drupal 7 (which, by the way, is awesome!). I have been working on refreshing my LLC website, Midwestern Mac, for the past few months since I scrapped my first hacked-together theme from about 2.5 years ago, and I finally decided to take the plunge and go Drupal 7 for the redesign.

MM is based on Boron, an HTML5 base theme that is still in beta for Drupal 7 (thus, I can't have a final release of my subtheme until Boron is final as well).

The theme has a few nice features:

  • No images whatsoever (cuts down on page load times, since there are less resources to load).
  • HTML5 markup (tested in IE7-9, FF 3+, Safari 4+, Chrome)
  • Progressive enhancement - we're using box-shadow, border radius, and some other CSS3 elements that only work in newer browsers at this point.

I figured I'd like to help get more themes on the docket for Drupal 7's release—right now there are very few, and I think it would be nice if people downloading D7 and wanting to tinker could have more than two or three themes to play with.

Plus, it's just a nice thing to do for an open source project that has given me a career.