[drupal-devel] Admin theme?
adrinux at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 15:01:10 UTC 2005
Adrian Rossouw wrote:
> proliferation of simple, elegant fixed width themes
'proliferation' is a bit strong. A handful of themes have been ported over from
blog tools, only the fact that we had so few themes before (which had relatively
few graphics and weren't quite as pretty) makes it seem like 'proliferation'.
But Drupal isn't fundamentally for blogs, it's for community sites (although it
can be adapted).
> with utterly broken admin sections
Which means that they were badly ported to Drupal, or badly constructed - not
usually for lack of skill but because it is hard to theme a large piece of
software like Drupal consistently.
It seems to me that people are suggesting fitting Drupal around a certain type
of theme, rather than having the themes fit to Drupal as it should be.
> I would like to see what Chris has put together
Indeed, but I'm betting it will introduce a truck load of UI problems and
increase admin/editor confusion. Also it will allow people to create very pretty
front ends whilst ignoring the admin/editing UI, inevitably that will begin to
There are things it be good to (optionally) have happen on admin, editing and
for that matter any page with wide content - blocks with irrelevant content out
of the way, irrelevant menu options collapsing - anything which allows people to
focus on the task they are doing.
What we need IMNSHO are adaptable themes, not a separate admin theme.
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