Drupal Gardens hosts over 50,000 sites, adds styling history, and fonts.com support!
by Chris Brookins
We are thrilled to announce that the 50,000th Drupal Gardens site has been created. Thanks to all of you who made this milestone possible! To celebrate this milestone we have updated Drupal Gardens with two major improvements to its powerful ThemeBuilder. First, you can now review and change any of your theme customizations to get even more control over your theme's design. With this feature you can quickly see all of the stylings and corresponding CSS the ThemeBuilder generates, and hide, show, delete or restyle it as needed. Second, we have dramatically expanded the number of fonts available to site creators by providing easy access to the Fonts.Com Web Fonts library of over ten thousand fonts.
The following capabilities were recently added to all Drupal Gardens sites:
- Review or change any theme customizations
The ThemeBuilder's "Advanced" tab has been enhanced so you can now:
- See a list of all the changes you made in the Styles tab, for example, font styling, color changes, and border styling.
- Select any item you previously styled (for example, all h2s) and highlight it on your site. Once highlighted, you can click the Styles tab to further customize it.
- Hide any single attribute, such as a color change, to see what your site looks like without that attribute, or show the attribute again. Or click to delete the attribute entirely.
- Hide or show any group of attributes associated with the same CSS selector. For example, you can hide all changes made to h2s or show the changes.
- Hide all the changes you made to your theme, which in effect will revert the theme to the one you originally selected. Then you can show your theme changes one at a time to illustrate how you crafted your theme, or show them all at once.
- Delete all attributes you may have previously hidden with one click. If you accidentally delete an item, click Undo.
- See the video below to watch it in action!
- Support for thousands of high-quality fonts from the Fonts.com Web Fonts service (by Monotype Imaging)
You can access over three thousand free high-quality fonts or, for a small monthly fee, access the Fonts.com complete library of over ten thousand fonts. To paraphrase fonts.com: "From workhorse sans and serif text faces to eye-catching display designs to elegant script typefaces, Fonts.com Web Fonts offers a diverse range of styles to cover any design need and a selection of multilingual fonts to address over 40 major languages. With typefaces drawn from the renowned Monotype®, Linotype® and ITC® collections as well as other leading foundries, you'll find many of the most celebrated designs including Helvetica®, Frutiger®, Univers®, ITC Franklin Gothic™, ITC Avant Garde®, Rotis®, Neo® Sans and many others not available anywhere else."
- Expanded WYSIWYG support
Now you can add formatted text and media using the WYSIWYG editor in the following locations: Gallery descriptions, the description text associated with images and embedded videos, the headers and footers for Views, and webform confirmation messages.
- Simplified menu configuration
Menu configuration is easier now that unnecessary controls have been eliminated, without sacrificing any functionality.
- Improved Custom CSS support
The ThemeBuilder's Custom CSS section (available from the Advanced tab) no longer spell checks code, and all custom colors and palettes are available from the new Color codes panel. To eliminate confusion, the ability to click colors and insert their hex codes has been removed. To insert color hex codes, copy and paste them from the Color codes panel as needed.
- Improved custom domain mapping
Now you can map up to 5 custom domains to a single paid Drupal Gardens site without contacting technical support.
- Resolved several customer reported problems. For a complete list of every change, see the Important Announcements post.