Neptune - A New Zen Sub-theme

Posts · 26th March 2013 · 4 comments

Neptune Drupal theme

A couple of weeks ago now I released the 1.0 version of Neptune, a new Zen 7.x-5.x sub-theme. Since then I've fixed and added a number of bits and today created a recommended 1.1 release. You can see the theme in action at the demo site.

Key features include:

  • Responsive design
  • HTML5 based
  • Sass/Compass integration
  • Single or multi-column layout
  • Configurable max width
  • Mobile friendly mini nav
  • Google web fonts (Montserrat for titles and Istok Web for all other text)
  • Dynamically generated triangle design

The general style is clean and flat. Check out the demo site's 'Styling' page for various examples.

If anyone finds issues please report them in the issue queue.



Drupal Theme Garden28th March 2013 @ 9:42am

Neptune theme looks nice, but ...

When have tried it without javascript enabled (FFox), header image disapears, and fonts look different

Laurence28th March 2013 @ 12:56pm

Yep - that's because the triangles are drawn to the canvas element using JavaScript and the web fonts are loaded via Google's WebFont Loader (a JavaScript library that gives fine grained control over font loading).

Erythros12th April 2013 @ 10:36pm

Very nice theme, I am going to use it for my blogozine project. Thank you for your consideration. But I have couple problems with this theme I will need to solve beforehand. Firstly, it took me quite some time to locate how fonts are handled - this could be explained in readme file. I looked for font-face in stylesheets, then by Pingdom tool discovered that it uses Google Fonts so I looked into templates. (I had to do it because typefaces which you chose do not support all characters I need.) Second, there is need to think about better way to style search form. I know that you are not using search form in your demo site but every site needs search and I think magazine site ever more so. I am thinking about how to hack it so it does not look too out of style and has usable usability ;-).

Laurence14th April 2013 @ 10:36pm

@Erythros - glad you like the theme.

The use of Google web fonts is mentioned on the project page, though I agree people could want to switch fonts - I'll add some documentation.

The search form and results are styled in line with the rest of the theme, but if you have changes/suggestions you're welcome to post them in the issue queue - thanks!

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