Light Skeleton - A Simple Theme (MVP)

Sep 30, 2015 · 284 words · 2 minute read php development theming

Light Skeleton is a theme base on version of Skeleton v2. The goal of this project is trying to be as close as Skeleton v2 in the Drupal theme. Light Skeleton is a very lightweight theme that does not require any type of compiling, and provide an out-box styling, without a need of a large UI framework.


  • A new truly responsive grid based on percentages
  • Mobile first media queries
  • New typeface Raleway as default
  • Generally simpler style
  • More robust forms (especially in relation to grid)
  • Inclusion of basic table styling
  • Inclusion of super basic code styling
  • Similar Projects

They are couple contrib themes based on Skeleton, however; none of them are based on the latest version of Skeleton.

  • Doune - This project is obsolete, it have not have any commits since 2011.
  • Skeleton Theme - This project uses the Skeleton grid system from version 1, and it have a lot more styling on top of the Skeleton.
  • Responsive Skeleton - This project use the grid system from version 1 and is build a base theme.

Light Skeleton have some customization on top of the Skeleton framework to make the menu responsive.


For a demo purpose, I create Drupal website and exported into a static website using the static module. The output of the project website can be found at Github pages.

What is Next?

I will continue adding new features to this theme. I have already open couple issue on project page:

I will be migrating into Light Skeleton theme. This project is already available in feel free to download it and provide feedback.