Danland is in top fifteen

Danland is in top fifteen at Drupal.org themes directory!

Nice move for Danland. After five months of acting, eventually Danland now starting to be accepted by the Drupal community, though not yet include features such as theme settings or color module.

Until now the user of Danland is more than 2300 sites, and continues to increase each week. I'll report back if there is a significant change to Danland.

Minimalist Drupal theme

Minimalist is the most simple and minimalist theme I ever created. It only consist of two column layout, table-less, and has a fixed width layout.

This minimalist theme is very easy to customize, you can learn how Drupal theme work by studying this simple theme.

Minimalist theme complete features:

  • Two column layout
  • Tableless design for SEO
  • Fixed width layout
  • Four regions (Content top, Sidebar, Content bottom and Footer)
  • CSS 2.1 and XHTML 1.0 validated
  • Supports custom logo and favicon (logo could be a banner that extends the length of about 930px)
  • User picture in profile, comments and post
  • Fast loading theme
  • Very customizable
  • Heading H1 optimization for SEO

Simpler Drupal theme

Simpler is my first Drupal theme, created in February 18, 2010. To get a CVS account, I submit this theme to the Drupal community. First it use table but when final release I convert it to table-less design.

Simpler is simple and clean Drupal theme, designed for cross-browser compatibility; tested in Firefox, IE 6, IE 7, IE 8, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome.

Simpler features:

  • 1, 2, or 3 column layout
  • Tableless design for SEO
  • Fluid width layout
  • Supports custom logo and favicon
  • User picture in profile, comments and post
  • Primary links and secondary links
  • 9 collapsible block regions
  • Support other features like site name, slogan, mission and custom search box

Visit Simpler demo site (use theme switcher please).

XPS Annotator is more Sharepoint friendly

I found an interesting facts related to the XPS document on Sharepoint, you can read the issue here. He is using Microsoft XPS Viewer to open and digitally signs an XPS document but he found the following facts:

  • XPS documents are not signed while the signing process has been done before.
  • The XPS document is locked on a server.
  • All document properties (metadata) are set to its default values.

He assumed that this was because Microsoft XPS viewer uses XPS document location for its temporary files, while updating the document it creates at least two temporary files in Sharepoint library, thus resulting in problems such as above.

But when he used the XPS Annotator, he did not experience such problems like when he used the Microsoft XPS Viewer. So can be concluded that currently the XPS Annotator is more Sharepoint friendly.

Danland Drupal theme

Danland is my third theme that I contributed to Drupal.org, and when this article was created, Danland is the most popular theme I have ever made. Danland was inspired by one of website design by Maksimer.

At first release, Danland not include features such as image slideshow, superfish menu and pngFix. And at the next versions, I integrate the jQuery plugins to add functionality to Danland.

In less than two months, Danland already used more than 1000 websites. Here are the features of Danland:

  • 1, 2 or 3 column layout
  • Tableless design for SEO
  • 17 collapsible block regions
  • Superfish drop-down menu (2, 3 or more nested levels)
  • Built-in image slideshow (the frontpage wide image banner)
  • Built-in IE transparent PNG fix
  • Custom front page
  • Wide image banner 950x355px. You can replace with your own photo for custom look
  • CSS 2.1 and XHTML 1.0 validated
  • User picture in profile, comments and post
  • Primary links and secondary links
  • Supports custom logo and favicon
  • Support features like site name, slogan, mission.
  • Custom login and logout
  • Heading H1 optimization for SEO
  • Support for local.css
  • CiviCRM friendly
  • Complete online documentation

Danland demo site