Simplify Your Drupal Theme

A number of aspects influence theme performance: its size in kilobytes, number of total files, flash and silverlight, the number of CSS styles and stylesheets, the number of jQuery functions and other JavaScript files included, the size of the images and so on. Your theme may have complex regions and visibility logic.

Simplifying a theme is not easy, it requires you to re-think your decisions. If you downloaded someone else's theme, you may want to rebuild a custom theme from scratch, leaving out unneeded assets.

Advantages

  • Re-thinking a theme from the ground up to boost performance

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