Each section below takes you through increasingly complex steps to build, customize, and maintain your site. Be sure to check out the Getting Started Guides in the Getting Started section - a step by step walk through of creating an example site. Also note the Getting Drupal Help at MIT page - a list of all MIT Help resources and the External Drupal Help Resources page, in the Getting Ready section.
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One of your first tasks is to choose the base theme for your site. A theme is a starting design and different themes may have different functionality. All themes can be customized to give your site a unique look. The default theme is the MIT DLC theme. Another popular theme is the MIT Adaptive theme. Each theme is briefly described below.
While it is simple to change from one theme to another, it is best to settle on your theme before making changes to customize your site's appearance and before adding content. To learn more about themes and how to change from the default to a different theme, see the article Working with Your Site Theme in the Getting Started section below. The articles in the Customizing section below explain how to make changes to your base theme.
Not every feature will work with every theme.
Below is a screen shot and a brief explanation of each theme. Also, each theme has a Getting Started Guide in the section Getting Started with Your Drupal Cloud Site below. The Getting Started Guides help you create a sample site which you can then customize for your own use.
The MIT DLC Theme
The MIT Adaptive Theme
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