[drupal-devel] Admin theme?

Adrian Rossouw adrian at bryght.com
Tue May 31 11:17:22 UTC 2005

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On 31 May 2005, at 9:24 AM, Boris Mann wrote:
> This is a theme layer issue, and as such is up to individual theme  
> designers whether or not to provide separate admin styling. If  
> there are things that can be done to make this easier (which might  
> very well include documentation in the theme guide to download and  
> use sections.module) then great.
I don't believe it should be. I believe we need sensible defaults,  
that can be changed to suit the designer / site owner.

The simple fact of the matter is a large amount of the themes we have  
currently are UNUSABLE, and the simple fact
of the matter is that these themes can not all be changed to work  
correctly. Would we rather have more themes, and
lower the barrier of entry for new themers, or would we rather argue  
about semantics and personal feelings regarding
seperately styled admin sections.

What I would like to see, is we have a 'admin' => true added to the  
menu entries, and an 'is admin screen' checkbox
in the menu.module that allows people to modify it if absolutely  
neccesary ( for individual pages ).

The admin setting will then use themes/drupaldefault/admin, IF NO  
themes/mytheme/admin style is found. This means the
designer can style it however he wants. Themes that want to theme the  
admin section, can do so .. and can even have differently styled  
admin sections.

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Adrian Rossouw
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