[drupal-devel] drupal.css, again (still)
adrinux at gmail.com
Wed May 18 23:17:22 UTC 2005
Bèr Kessels wrote:
> So, to get to a conclusion; I think we should *not* discuss whether or not
> drupal.css must be there
This is a very sensible approach :)
> My first idea is, drupal.css must contain
> * No colours, nor background colours, unless they greatly enhance useability.
Well, black, white and shades of grey are colours too, but certainly keeping the
colours neutral would be a good idea, I have grey calendar styles in box_grey
theme that might be adapted for the archive calendar...
> *unless* a page will break without them.
I tried designing a theme without drupal.css and ended up putting most of
drupal.css into my theme stylesheet, to a large extent I believe things will
break if you just remove most borders, padding, floats etc as you describe.
Certainly there is some cleaning up that could be done but at the end of the day
Drupal is a big complicated system and it's going to need big complicated
stylesheets to theme it.
Everyone agrees drupal.css should be tidied up, I suspect the main reason there
has been no progress on this since January is that no one found the time, I know
that's been my problem, and remains so.
Another point is that drupal.css does not exist in isolation, it's styling xhtml
that's output by Drupal, if drupal.css is crufty it probably reflects, in part,
on a mish mash of approaches to markup that have evolved as Drupal developed.
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