[drupal-devel] phptemplate in core?

Jeremy Epstein jazepstein at gmail.com
Mon May 2 01:29:22 UTC 2005

The (PHPTemplate-based) theme that I would like to see in core more
than any other is FriendsElectric.

This is the only Drupal theme, that I know of, that uses a tableless
CSS layout, and that fully validates as XHTML. All of the themes
currently in core use a table-based layout, and I don't think that
this helps at all, if we're trying to give Drupal an image of being a
modern and standards-compliant web platform.

FriendsElectric also looks really good - better than most of the
current core themes, IMO. It does use a 'bazillion' of small images to
do this, but they're all part of the CSS, rather than the XHTML, so
this is not a huge problem.


On 5/2/05, Dries Buytaert <dries at buytaert.net> wrote:
> - What PHPTemplate-based theme should we ship with core?  Should we
> port either Bluemarine or Pushbutton to PHPTemplate or should we go
> with fresh themes?  My requirements for such theme would be:
>    1. The theme must validate as XHTML.
>    2. The theme's CSS classes/IDs must comply Drupal's naming
> conventions.
>    3. The theme should work on all browsers without hacks.
>    4. The theme should be simple and easy to customize.  No themes with
> a bazillion of small images that no one will ever change.
> --
> Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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