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Hand-picked selection of the best free drupal 7 themes

October 14, 2014 -- William
Last modified on December 2016

This is a selection of the most beautiful drupal 7 themes available for free on drupal.org. Check out page two for administration themes.

If you are wondering what theme this very site is using, it's a custom theme based on Omega! (Which is a great choice if you want to create the design yourself). The list below is a selection of themes that are ready to be used without coding.

8+ essential Drupal 7 modules you must have

January 9, 2013 -- Webmaster
Last modified on December 2014

Drupal core is great and keeps getting better all the time. Each new release integrates new code, often from contributed modules. As an example, Drupal 7 integrated functionalities from more than 50 contributed modules of Drupal 6 (http://drupal.org/node/895314). This is just to tell how important the contributed modules are to Drupal. On the first part I'll talk about the essential modules that could as well be part of core in the future. The second part will be about really nice modules that shall be installed depending on your site needs.

The story of keyboard layouts (QWERTY vs Dvorak)

May 15, 2012 -- William
Last modified on August 2016

The story of keyboard layouts is often used as an example to illustrate the predominance of historical events over reasonable judgement. It involves a lot of factors like the importance of being the first, the usual resistance to change, network effects and the relationship between initial investment and long term return. We will see in the next paragraphs that it's rather easy to understand why we use today the standard “QWERTY” layout and how the same mechanisms apply to all sorts of things in our lives.

Surprisingly cool GNU/Linux distros

March 2, 2012 -- William
Last modified on March 2017
Linux surprise

There are distributions of GNU/Linux that are really cool although not as popular as Debian or Fedora. The best thing about Free Software is that, with so much freedom and choice, it seems everything is possible... and it is! Here goes a selection of some of these distributions that surprised me in a very pleasant way.

[VIDEO] Mark Shuttleworth talks about Free Software, Open Source, Debian and Canonical

January 24, 2012 -- William
Last modified on February 2015
Mark Shuttleworth

In this interview by Gabriella Coleman at the Debian annual conference of 2006, Mark Shuttleworth, project leader of Ubuntu and founder of Canonical Ltd., talks about Free Software, Open Source, Canonical Debian and proprietary software.