[development] proposal for theming nodes

andre mcsparkerton at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Dec 15 03:13:31 UTC 2005

Neil Drumm wrote:
>> No to the UI for this.
>> Default rendering should be how the module developers intended - 
>> Themers should be able to clobber that for their own needs.  There is 
>> no reason in the world why I would want a user then in turn to clobber 
>> the theme.
>> I suppose a contributed module could provide this sort of UI $node 
>> content shuffling - but it shouldn't be in core.
> Just as blocks positioning is not hard coded into the theme, content 
> positioning shouldn't be hard coded into the theme. The stuff that 
> belongs in the theme, xhtml and css, stays in the theme as the code for 
> page layouts.

Actually - block positioning is very often 'hard coded' (I prefer the 
term 'modified') in the theme.

Module and UI say position this block [say] right.  Theme says - if 
block right toss it on the left hand side anyway - because that's where 
the design demands that it be.


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