The Omega Theme is a powerful and free HTML5 Drupal base theme based on the 960gs. It harnesses the power and features of many popular themes to provide an excellent base theme, and sub-theming system to help you quickly prototype and theme your site...
#D8CX: I pledge that Omega will have a full Drupal 8 release on the day that Drupal 8 is released.
The following video is a demonstration of the features of the Omega base theme in Drupal 7.
BETA1 is here!! Please note the following issues for a couple items that will affect users upgrading from alpha > beta.
The 2.x version of the Omega theme for Drupal 7 is now in Beta, and includes HTML5 support, zones are now rendered as arrays, and many bug fixes. This marks what should be the last major API changes that require template edits before a fully stable release.
The 1.x version of the Omega theme for Drupal 7 is no longer supported, and upgrade to the 2.x version is required.
"After a comprehensive analysis of whether to build our own theme or use one of the many available themes GlobalPost settled on the Omega Theme created by Jake Strawn. It combined the best practices and technologies of all available themes into one comprehensive theme that would allow our high traffic, ever-changing, multi-contributor, site the flexibility and dynamic range we need as a international news organization."
Greg Stout, Director of Technology: GlobalPost
“Jake's Omega theme crosses the great divide between designers and developers - offering flexibility and efficient builds. Jake is also an excellent presenter of his theme and would be a great addition to any Drupal presentation.”
Shelley Fajans, Founder & Creative Director, CharmLab LLC
I've recently started developing my own Drupal sites using Jake's Omega theme as the basis. It's a terrific framework with a load of powerful options, and a it's real pleasure to work with as a designer. Creating and customizing a sub-theme has been quick and easy for me... and I am relatively new to Drupal development. The exciting part is that I've been able to do so much with it already, and I've barely scratched the surface with all that's built into it. I strongly recommend trying it if you are a Drupal developer looking for a solid theme to build on.
Roger Goode, Graphic Designer, The Proper Pup Studio