Drupal is a good customer management software (CMS) platform designed to create highly integrated content with complex nodes and connections. The open-source project, Drupal, is readily available along with starter bundles and multi-lingual support. Drupal works best for professional firms and freelance professionals alike. Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is another fabulous open-source project that provides users with smooth and instantaneous loading of web pages.
There are loads of Drupal ThemeForest themes, but none of them have built-in AMP support. However, Drupal.org has an AMP module designed to transform Drupal pages into ones that comply with AMP-standard. So here’s how you can get started in two steps:
- Step 1: Choose a decent Drupal theme from the list below
- Step 2: Install Drupal.org’s AMP module and at least one AMP sub-theme
Porto is one of the best-selling ThemeForest Drupal themes at the time of writing. Although it appears more suitable for newsmag type website, it can be customized for any business or domain from construction business to a law firm to an online shop.
For $59, you get the following:
- Highly optimized; 29 pre-made demos
- Speed optimization feature
- Improved demo skins
- Highly responsive on mobile
Spotlight is a cool, minimalistic design Drupal theme. It has support for all major web browsers and has built-in ThemeForest files like layered PSD, PHP files, HTML files, CSS and JS files. Whether your website is a personal blog or professional portfolio, Spotlight brings out the best colors with its color customization panel. For just $39, it is a steal.
Some other features of this theme are listed below:
- Unlimited images and videos for portfolios
- Multi-level drop-down menu
- Gallery content type
Drupal themes are popular across companies dealing with medical and healthcare devices or systems. The theme is compatible with Bootstrap 3.x and has a responsive layout. It works on all major browsers. Important ThemeForest files are included. Although the name suggests that it is restricted to the medical domain, the theme can be used by any professional firm or consultants to showcase their areas of expertise.
The standout features of this theme are:
- JQuery, HTML5 and CSS3
- Free fonts available
- Responsive theme design
- Multi-page support
Go.arch is one of the best themes for a website in architecture/interior design or photography domain. Two skins, dark and light, are available for this template (the image below is go.arch dark skin). Emphasis is on the ability to showcase several layered high-resolution professional images. The text is minimalistic, with only necessary headers or keywords serving as stand-out text. This theme too is compatible with all major browsers including Microsoft Edge. The theme supports a 4+ column layout.
This is a fantastic theme for a very reasonable price of $43!
Meeton is a specialized Drupal v7.x responsive theme for showcasing conference and events listings. Accordingly, it has built-in features like appointment forms, event planner/scheduler, pricing page, etc. The theme is compatible with Bootstrap 3.x; has 4+ columns support, and has ThemeForest files included. The theme is cross-browser optimized and has unique look and feel.
Other key features of Meeton are:
- Parallax effect and smooth transition of content
- Multiple landing page layouts
- Multiple schedule layouts and speaker layouts
- HTML5 and CSS3 support
- PHP and JS support
- 30+ pages
How to make your Drupal pages AMP compatible?
As mentioned earlier, we did not see any good ThemeForest theme that offers built-in AMP support or capabilities; hence, this support needs to be provided externally.
After you’ve chosen the Drupal theme for your website, you can download and set up the AMP module from Drupal.org. At the time of writing, only node pages are converted. However, Drupal.org developers have stated that AMP support will eventually be provided for all page types or styles. At the moment, three versions of AMP support are available.