[development] that admin theme (from money/ work point of view), call for arms?

David Reed dreed10 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 01:18:05 UTC 2005

+1 for the concept. I'm doing this today for my sites. I use the sections
module plus the admin theme from civicspace plus my controlpanel module and
I agree it saves a lot when trying to theme your site.


On 11/20/05, Bèr Kessels <ber at webschuur.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> First of all, i don't want to restart this endless debate, I just want to
> get
> those that are already behind this idea, going. :)
> I have just managed to set up a theme, for my sister. She is graphical
> designer so it had to be "nifty" or "appealing". But I refuse to get into
> flash and that crap.
> I managed to create a theme from scratch, that uses image galleries, books
> and
> a few static pages, in less then four hours. (will launch somwhere
> December)
> That is, four hours after I did the layout in inkscape and illustrator
> (just a
> drawing suite). So, that is four hours to:
> * make the HTML (validate)
> * test the CSS on various platform. (okay, ie5 (mac) is omitted, for now)
> * make that a theme
> But, off course, the admin part breaks horribly. Absolute positioning,
> hardcoded CSS dimensions and more of such 'niftyness' + Drupal admin don't
> go
> together, never.
> So why this mail? Not to tell you how quick I can theme ;) But because I
> have
> now proved, *to myself*, that I really need that admin theme. It shortens
> the
> themeing, or design of a site with over 750%. That is an afternoon vs a
> week!
> So, as of today, I really beleive that a lot of developers, themers and
> users
> can get their site online in *at least* half the time they would usually
> need, had they not have to bother abotu that admin part.
> And yes, I beleive it reduces usability, but if it obviously saves so
> much, I
> think it is worth that loss!
> Here is my plan:
> * get the amin part out of civicspace (Robert Douglas, did you not already
> do
> this?)
> * upgrade sections to ship as teh engine to achieve this
> admin-theme-magic.
> Anyone who wats to jump on this boat, please grab me on IRC, or by mail
> (ber
> curlything webschuur com). It should be a matter of hours to get this
> done.
> From then on we can look if more plp are interested, maybe even get all
> this
> shipped with core in a distant future.
> Bèr
> Oh and for the record: the HTML is non-table, the *complete* stylesheet (i
> trew out drupal.css, off course) is just under 120 lines!
> --
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