Speed, high performance still play their leading roles on the “online stage”. And yet, their “dictatorship” wouldn't be possible without other factors, in supporting roles, such as looks/web design. So, taking an informed decision when it comes to “putting a face on” your website, selecting from the overwhelming wide collection of Drupal 8 Bootstrap Themes available out there, is crucial.
And here is where we, the OPTASY team, come in to trim your discouragingly heavy load of Drupal 8 Bootstrap Themes to the “five-star” ones. To those 7 ones that are both on Drupal themers and Drupal 8 website owners' top favourite lists.
Still, before we go on with our list, let us answer the legitimate question that might be “bugging” you right no: “But why a Bootstrap theme?”
Here is why:
- it's THE truly powerful front-end HTML framework for building interactive web pages
- it aligns with Drupal 8's mobile-first approach
- it's actively maintained:
- its popularity is backed-up by numbers: from all the Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 themes installed on March 2017 over 140,000 have been Bootstrap-powered
1. TICO, Head of the Drupal 8 Bootstrap Themes ListAnd no wonder why it's head of the list: it has something for everyone:
- a modern look and feel for the website visitor
- a fully responsive design
- a whole set of cool tools for Drupal site administrators to use and streamline their work with a slider, block builder...
- an easy to use drag and drop site builder for Drupal themers to quickly put together and turn into reality the web designs they have in mind
- it's powered by some of the latest web technologies (CSS3, Bootstrap 3, HTML5 etc.) for Drupal developers to easily implement all the desired functionalities with
2. AKLASThis clean and modern template manages to kill two birds with one stone: both those looking to give their company websites' a professional, rather corporate look and those working in a creative industry, looking for a clean and neat design that would best showcase, without outshining, their portfolios.
Other features you can't ignore:
- it's 100% responsive
- it runs on modern technology: SASS (“spoiling” the Drupal web development team behind your website with power and easiness of use) and... the Bootstrap front-end framework (of course!)
3. JOURNAL 8This is the only theme from our list which is designed especially for Drupal 8! Not just adapted to, but created for Drupal 8 from the ground up and, this way (as you can just guess) incorporating all of Drupal 8's “goodies”:
- the in-line WYSIWYG editor
- Views as part of Drupal's core
So, if you want to power your website with a theme that reflects all the best Drupal 8 practices, Journal 8 is THAT one.
4. VANESSANow, this is a cool “booster” for any start-up company's site, app or other web product!
It's a light landing page theme, mobile-first and with a modern design. The perfect boost you need for propelling your business in the fiercely competitive online world!
And there's more! Since, as a start-up, you shouldn't implicitly settle for basic functionality and rudimentary design. No sir:
- it's HTML 5 and CSS3-powered
- it grants you unlimited power of customization: you get to “play with” Drupal 8's custom blocks, such as Taxonomy, Views, Content Types and the rest of “crew” for personalizing your site's look to perfectly fit your company's unique needs
- it comes “loaded” with a collection of 630 icons for you to scan through and pick from
- it comes backed up by extensive documentation
- it grants you Video & Image Backgrounds
5. UNIVERSHIf it's a template that should meet the specific needs (of functionality and design) of an education website, that you're searching for, then Universh is the ONE!
Not only that it's been designed with your education Drupal site's particularities in mind, but also as a whole tool-set of customization options for you to choose from and to mix and match to your liking:
- a collection of more than 10 one-page layouts to dig through for choosing the most suitable one for your site's homepage
- a whole “load” of predefined headers, footers and menu styles to scan through and select from
- 30+ ready-to-use widgets
And to all these customization-oriented tools put at your disposal, add the CSS3, HTML5 and Bootstrap 3.3.5 technologies: the 3 cherries on top!
6. PORTO, One of the Best Selling Drupal 8 Bootstrap Themes
Beauty and convenience that's how this theme could be easily described!
Its increasing popularity's due, to a great extent, to its easiness of use. Practically it empowers you to get your Drupal 8 site up and running in... just a few hours. With powerful functionality and spectacular design already out-of-the-box, your job will resume to taking just a few minor decisions. To simply choosing from all the options put at your disposal.
Some of this theme's tempting features would be:
- you're free to change your background colour from light to dark or the other way round, by simply adding an HTML class
- the same surprisingly easy and fast method applies when it's your site's layout that you'd like to change: from wide to boxed or vice versa
- it's fully responsive
- it comes with pre-built view support and template for Drupal Commerce
- it's written in a clean code
- it's masterfully configured
- it offers you first-class support
7. RHYTHMOut-of-the-box commerce theme... built with unlimited extensibility in mind (your site's “bugs-proofed” when you need to add new Drupal 8 modules, new features to it)... it targets both site admins/content editors with its “easy to find and edit” content tools and site builders thanks to its clean code, highly customizable background, content, color schemes and “power” coming right out-of-the-box.
There you have it: a short list of the main reasons why you should consider Rhythm, too, when you're drafting your own list of best Drupal 8 Bootstrap Themes to consider for your own site.
And... cut! This is where we turn off the spotlights that we've put on THE most popular Drupal 8 Bootstrap Themes.
Now don't feel compelled to go for precisely one of these 7 themes The “perfect match” for your own website might not even be listed here. Nevertheless, it cannot be for no reason that particularity these ones have already won the appreciation and the good rates from most of the Drupal site owners and developers, right?
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