[drupal-devel] phptemplate in core?

Robert Castelo services at cortexttranslation.com
Mon May 2 19:34:28 UTC 2005

On 1 May 2005, at 16:49, Dries Buytaert 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.

I would add to that:

5. The theme must be accessible - at minimum Section 508 and WCAG 
Priority 1 compliant.

Pushbutton has already been ported to PHPTemplate, and meets all of the 
above requirements.

Note: Tables are perfectly valid XHTML, using them for page structure 
is discouraged - but won't invalidate a page.

There are a lot of Drupal sites which have based their custom themes on 
Pushbutton, including it in core will give them a good starting point 
to transition to PHPTemplate.

Best regards,

Robert Castelo

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