[development] New Themes for New Drupal
chris at tinpixel.com
Tue Aug 29 15:02:22 UTC 2006
Jeff Robbins wrote:
> On Aug 29, 2006, at 6:25 AM, Neil Drumm wrote:
>> These themes need to be somewhere between "looks like Drupal" and
>> "clean enough to build off of." What I see here looks like a full
>> palate competing with the Drupal branding and the themer trying to
>> find the shortest way to their own color scheme. It does look good,
>> but too far from bluemarine to be a good default.
> Please see: http://drupaltheme.lullabot.com/node?theme=zen-beach
I've hated bluemarine from the first time I saw it years ago right up to
today. I only ever use it because it works. It's ugly. It looks like
something from the web in 1996. If that's Drupal's branding, then Drupal is
apparently well-known for having an ugly, out-of-date visual brand. IMHO, of
>> - Styling form fields. These are notoriously inconsistent across
>> platforms and I think are best left as-is anyway since form fields
>> should always look like form fields.
> I'm not sure I totally agree on this point. Some browsers ignore styling
> on form fields, so it is important to test on many browsers to see what
> is truly happening. But I think that a little bit of styling,
> particularly on form buttons can show a sense of style and maturity.
> Certainly they can be styled out of the realm of usability, but I think
> with a bit of testing, we can improve upon the nasty default button
> styling of browsers like Firefox.
Some day, all browser builders will get an f'ing clue, and allow controls to
be styled properly. Until then, I agree with Jeff -- some improvement on some
browsers is better than none. The one biggest thing that differentiates a
well-written web application from a "real" binary application these days is
the fugly form fields and controls. Also, IMHO.
Curmudgeonly GUI developer since 1977
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