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// $Id$

WHERE TO START
--------------

Yay! You opened the correct file first. The first thing that people notice when
they download the Zen theme is that there are A LOT of files -- way more than
other themes.

Don't worry! You don't need to learn everything all at once in order to make a
drupal theme. Zen will do the bits you haven't learned and patiently wait for
you to discover the documentation and inline comments about them.


SUGGESTED READING
-----------------

Installation
  If you don't know how to install a Drupal theme, there is a quick primer later
  in this document.

Building a sub-theme
  See the STARTERKIT/README.txt file for full instructions.

Theme .info file
  Your sub-theme's .info file describes the basic things about your theme: its
  name, description, features, template regions, CSS files, and JavaScript.
  Don't worry about all these lines just yet.

CSS
  Once you have created your sub-theme, look at the README.txt in your
  sub-theme's css folder.

Templates
  Now take a look at the README.txt in your sub-theme's templates folder.


ONLINE READING
--------------

Full documentation on the Zen theme can be found in Drupal's Handbook:
  http://drupal.org/node/193318

Excellent documentation on Drupal theming can be found in the Theme Guide:
  http://drupal.org/theme-guide


INSTALLATION
------------

 1. Download Zen from http://drupal.org/project/zen

 2. Unpack the downloaded file, take the entire zen folder (which includes the
    README.txt file, a STARTERKIT folder, etc.) and place it in your Drupal
    installation under one of the following locations:
      sites/all/themes
        making it available to the default Drupal site and to all Drupal sites
        in a multi-site configuration
      sites/default/themes
        making it available to only the default Drupal site
      sites/example.com/themes
        making it available to only the example.com site if there is a
        sites/example.com/settings.php configuration file

    For more information about acceptable theme installation directories, read
    the sites/default/default.settings.php file in your Drupal installation.

 3. Log in as an administrator on your Drupal site and go to Administer > Site
    building > Themes (admin/build/themes). You will see the Zen theme there
    with links on how to create your own sub-theme. You can optionally make Zen
    the default theme.

 4. Now build your own sub-theme by reading the STARTERKIT/README.txt file.