[drupal-devel] Admin theme

Bèr Kessels berdrupal at tiscali.be
Mon Sep 26 16:21:24 UTC 2005

On Monday 26 September 2005 17:49, James Walker wrote:
> Ok... but I thought one of the big pushes for the admin theme camp is
> that there would be one true admin theme to rule them all... so that
> administration of a drupal site was uniform , and thus much easier to
> document (i.e. where to click, etc) ... then that information can be
> reliably written in docs (and books) without a "theme depenedent"
> caveat.
> or am i missing something 'cause I'm not a usability guy?

No, I think you might be mmissing the same some others seem to overlook. I, 
and other consultants (AFAIK in th thread it are all small consultants who 
are "against" an admin theme in some way) want flexibility above all.
Not one of my sites is the same. Not one site will have the same admin as 

Thus A 'uniform' way is very hard. We really really really need something that 
is very flexible, if its up to me. 

And from the comments in here, I get the idea that most people like the 
sections idea: select the pages that are served in an admin theme in the 
exact same way as we define paths for blocks.

So, my idea is that most people in this thread preferred: 
A core admin theme. 
A UI that allows you to define where theme 'FooBar' will be used.
By default FooBar will be the admin theme.

Is that correct, people? 


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