We both know that the most important impression you need to make is your first one. So after more than two years, Drupal has a new default theme. Better yet, we added a color picker that allows administrators to change the theme's color scheme without having to touch a single line of HTML/CSS.

The new default core theme that will ship with Drupal 5.0. The new theme is called Garland and was created by Stefan Nagtegaal and Steven Wittens. The screenshot shows you the new theme as well as the color picker to alter the color scheme.

So not only brings this new default core theme raw beauty, it is actually the easiest to customize Drupal theme in existence. Great job guys! Bling, bling!


Robert Douglass (not verified):

Congrats to Drupal and the developers who worked on this. Picking the new default theme was no easy task, and lots of hard work was done by many people to make it happen. Thanks to everyone who submitted candidates that weren't chosen in the end. Those themes will also be valued and enjoyed during Drupal 5.0's lifetime.

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Joe Lombardo (not verified):

Holy smokes, that looks beautiful!

I love the cool color picker too. :-) It will be fun to play with!

Anonymous (not verified):

Nice, something I always disliked about Drupal years ago was lack of themes, that seems to have been solved now, and this seems like a great progression for a default theme; great layout, easily customized. While I've run websites for years I'm by no means a web designer, this bridges the gap.

Now someone should port it to WordPress to help make it more of a standard.

Anonymous (not verified):

Still not as good as Joomla themes. Getting there though.

Walt Esquivel (not verified):

This is a fantastic alternative to messing with CSS!

Congrats and thank you so much!

Howard (not verified):

HI ...

Garland is lovely! Is it available as a Joomla theme...? Can they be interposed?

Regards - H

Anup (not verified):

Great theme. Likely the only one that works with all modules. If possible, I would like to be able to choose nmber of columns, the same way chosing colors.


Droopal (not verified):

Is Garland going to be the default theme for Drupal 7 as well?

Garland is pretty, but we would really love something more easily customizable.