960 grid-system Zen sub theme for Drupal 6
The main idea behind grid-based designs is a solid visual and structural balance of web-sites you can create with them. Sophisticated layout structures offer more flexibility and enhance the visual experience of visitors. In fact, users can easier follow the consistency of the page, while developers can update the layout in a well thought-out, consistent way. However, it’s quite hard to find your way through all the theory behind grid systems: it isn’t easy at all. Some important notions and related key-facts can help to learn basics and keep essential techniques in mind.Smashing Magazine
The 960 Grid System was created by Nathan Smith as a way to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels.
You can download this Drupal 6 theme below in attachment. It will be added as a project to the drupal.org later.
I know you can create sub theme for nineSixty theme but since i used the Zen theme a lot and prefer that it already has some nice theme settings, i thought i should just adapt the Ninesixty theme to Zen instead.
- Download Zen Theme for Drupal 6 version (http://drupal.org/project/zen) and unzip this theme into /sites/all/themes/
- - Quick install guide: You must install the base Zen theme and then install this sub theme for it to work properly (place it in a directory like /sites/all/themes/).
- Login as admin go to Administer --> themes and enable '960 Grid System (Zen sub theme)' theme (/admin/build/themes)
- You can configure the theme settings. To do this click on 'configure' link next to the theme in the theme listing page.
What's different in this theme compare to the original NineSixty theme:
- It inherits all the theme settings from the Zen theme such as inline block editing
- Added Debug mode (showing grid on the page) so you can enable/disable it in the theme settings (/admin/build/themes/settings/ninesixty)
- Additional regions added: 'content top' and 'content bottom' so blocks can be assigned to the top or bottom of the main content area.
UPDATE (28th June)
This theme has now been committed to Drupal.org theme project page (http://drupal.org/project/zen_ninesixty)
UPDATE (5th July)
Fixed some bugs and updated this theme to zen_ninesixty-6.x-2.0