[development] a new/old admin theme (which generally works now)

Gabor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Wed Aug 16 14:43:18 UTC 2006


Seems like noone took care of doing a decent admin theme recently, but 
some people clearly think that a cleaned up and updated civicspace theme 
will do just fine. For this very reason, I picked up this instruction [1], 
and moved the civicspace admin theme to its own theme. Now in Drupal HEAD 
you have a selection to use a different theme for the admin pages, and 
this works nicely with it. Big screenshot available as screenshot-full.png 
for those not really interested :) [2]. IMHO it looks nice.

The problem with this theme obviously is that it is just a half-an-hour 
conversion, only fixing the obvious 4.7 -> HEAD changes, without looking 
into cleaning it up and improving. The main admin index page for example 
looks bad with the new boxes improperly positioned.

The reason I have done this port is to separate the admin theme from the 
civicspace theme, and encourage those, who needed this kickstart to look 
into fixing this up. Unfortunately I have no time until codefreeze to do 
it, so I would like to draw the attention to this progress and ask for 
others to help get it into Drupal.

So feel free to tear this theme apart, clean it up, improve, update, do 
whatever you wish.

[1] http://drupal.org/node/55944
[2] http://cvs.drupal.org/viewcvs/drupal/contributions/sandbox/goba/admin/


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