[drupal-devel] Admin theme?

Adrian Simmons 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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