Austere (free template) for Drupal 5 and 6

You can now download this free template for Drupal 5 and 6. It has been commited to CVS at the Drupal official site.

The template is called 'Austere' and the download link is: Austere template is Strict xHTML and is 100% CSS driven. What's more, it also includes the use of the colour module so colour of theme can be changed on the fly. I used Pixture as the starting point to build this template.

  • Integration with color module, so that colors can be changed with a color wheel on the fly
  • adjustable 2/3 fixed-width layout
  • W3C Valid, and tested on Firefox, IE 6/7, Opera, Safari
  • Support for logo, primary links, mission, search box, shortcut icon and user pictures

NOTE: Please use the bug tracker at Drupal if you find any issues with the template. An article on 'how to customise Austere theme' will follow shortly.

UPDATE (1 Sep 2008): Please download from You will find more update to date versions.