Welcome to bones

A Drupal 8 theme with all the bells & whistles, without the fluff. We've kept the codebase slim to help you get your website up and running as quickly as possible. This theme has been developed by Xequals for the Drupal community. Be sure to check out the list of components.


$ drush en bones_theme


$ composer require drupal/bones_theme


Directly from drupal.org/projects/bones_theme


  • Mobile first responsive
  • Pre-built mobile menu
  • Simple css framework out of the box
  • Component based design
  • Preconfigured Sass files with base styles you can easily adapt to your grid, typography and colour scheme
  • Gulp Sass compiler preconfigured, but you can easily use any other sass compiler
  • Default styles for Views including 2, 3, and 4 column responsive layouts
  • Responsive Display Suite layouts

Features in development



  1. Download the theme folder to your site repo at root/themes
  2. Make a sub-theme
  3. Enable the new theme


Compiling Sass using Gulp (Mac OSX)
Bones uses Gulp to compile sass, but you can use whatever preprocessor you like. To run Gulp you must have the required node packages installed globally, then you can link them to your theme rather than installing them each time. Bones uses the following packages:

  • Gulp
  • Gulp-sass
  • Gulp-sourcemaps
  • Gulp-autoprefixer
  • Node-sass-globbing
  • Gulp-plumber
  • Gulp-cssmin
  • Browser-sync
  • Breakpoint-sass
  • Compass-mixins

To setup a new theme to run Gulp:

  1. Open terminal
  2. cd to the theme directory
  3. Run "npm link [package1] [package2] [etc...]" to install the necessary packages:
    $ npm link gulp gulp-sass gulp-sourcemaps gulp-autoprefixer node-sass-globbing gulp-plumber browser-sync breakpoint-sass compass-mixins
  4. Open the gulpfile.js and update the Browser-sync proxy location to your local development address (line 24)
  5. Run "gulp"
  6. Browser sync should automatically open a new browser tab
  7. Open the scss files and save your changes
  8. Flush the cache and the new changes should appear automatically after each .scss file save


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