[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Jeff Robbins lists at jjeff.com
Tue Aug 29 01:11:05 UTC 2006

I just want to alert everyone to the new theme work that's been  
placed in the issue queue:


As some of you probably know, I've been working on a new theme for  
Drupal that aims to become the default core theme for the next  
version of Drupal. There's still a fair amount of bug fixing,  
tweaking, and general fussing that needs to happen, but I wanted to  
show off the work that has been done so far, get some feedback from  
the community, and generally get these new themes on everyone's radar.

	We've set up a test site here: http://drupaltheme.lullabot.com

You can click on the the links on the first node on the home page to  
see the different themes "in action".

Some background:

There is currently 1 theme with 4 sub-themes. The main theme is  
called "Zen" and aims to provide basic, standards-compliant, XHTML  
that can be easily manipulated with CSS (think: "CSS Zen Garden").  
And then all of the sub-themes are simply the same HTML page  
structure with different CSS. The themes use a variation on the Holy  
Grail layout to create a table-free, 3-column, 2-column, or single  
column layout depending on whether blocks are enabled in the left or  
right columns. The themes also move the taxonomy and link lists into  
semantically-correct "ul" lists. The current icons used in the theme  
are not GPL, but Nathan Haug is currently creating icons that we will  
be able to use.

The subthemes:
- Zen Fixed :: a fixed-width version of the basic Zen theme.
- Zen Beach :: a Drupal styled theme designed by Nathan Haug. Still a  
bit buggy, but very promising!
- Zen Drops Big :: a simple-but-pretty fixed width theme with a  
picture of big water drops
- Zen Drops Small :: a simple-but-pretty fixed width theme with a  
picture of small water drops

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       Jeff Robbins         jeff at lullabot.com        tel: 877-Lullabot

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