Drupal 7 Sweaver Module: Change your theme style with no CSS code
Daily Dose of Drupal episode 185
Video on Code Karate website - http://codekarate.com/daily-dose-of-drupal/drupal-7-sweaver-module-change-your-theme-style-no-css-code
The Drupal 7 Sweaver module makes it easy to change the style of your Drupal theme without having to write any CSS code or dig through any template files. The Sweaver module provides a simple to use designer toolbar that sits at the bottom of the page and allows you to instantly change the look of your Drupal theme.
The interface itself is not perfect, there are a few bugs with the toolbar, however it's still incredibly useful. You can change fonts, borders, spacing, backgrounds and much more. Plus you can even add your own CSS properties to extend the module to do exactly what you need it too. You can also easily save and load different saved styles making it easy to change the entire look of your site at a moments notice.
If you are already an experienced Drupal themer, this module is probably not for you. However if you are just getting started with Drupal or don't know much about CSS, subthemes, or theme template files, this module might save you a lot of time.
Here are the basic steps for using this module:
1. Install and enable the Drupal 7 Sweaver module
2. Use the style tab of the Sweaver design toolbar at the bottom of the page to change your theme style without CSS. You will need to click the element on the page that you want to style. This will turn on the style options for you to change. You can configure the font, borders, padding, margin, background, width/height, and much more. You can also upload images using the images tab on the Sweaver toolbar.
3. Once your style is the way you like it, you can click the Save tab to save your design. You can also choose to publish it to your Drupal site. This will allow all users to see your design (Note: you may need to clear the cache for anonymous users to see your design because of caching).
4. You can save and load multiple designs using the Drupal Sweaver module
So check out the module and let me know what you think. I would always recommend going the Theme route if you know what you are doing, however this is still an option for those who want to stay as far away from code as possible.
Happy designing... no... happy Sweavering!!!
Sweaver Module - http://www.drupal.org/project/sweaver
Daily Dose of Drupal Sweaver Module - https://codekarate.com/daily-dose-of-drupal/drupal-7-sweaver-module-change-your-theme-style-no-css-code
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