[development] Fixing themes and regions

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Tue Aug 22 13:17:08 UTC 2006

Op dinsdag 22 augustus 2006 09:06, schreef johan at forngren.com:
> I like these thoughts, fact is that I was going to write something simular
> when I got the time... However, how about non javascript browsers?

The problem is not so much the interface. So adding nifty javascript will not 
solve the REAL problem. 
The real problem is that the concept of regions and blocks and their 
configuration is very inconsistent (troughout modules and themes, even in 
core) and very complex. One could argue that blocks icw multiple themes in 
Drupal are "brokenish" right now. One could argue that blocks that seem to 
(re)appear at random (why does a book block show up only there and not here? 
is one of the most asked quesions from my clients). One could argue about 
whether or not we must offer PHP block visibility or rather some far simpler 
interface, etc etc.

Lets focus on a real solution, instead of obfuscating a rather "brokenish" 
system with javascript and ajax. 

Once we have the real problems cleared out and can offer people a consistent, 
clear and simple solution for blocks we should look at adding drag and drop. 
No earlier IMO.


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