[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Trae McCombs traemccombs at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 17:17:20 UTC 2006

The biggest problem here is, a bunch of coders who all of a sudden
have a supposed "design sense".  As long as coders are the ones who
approve themes into core, and other coders all chime in with what they
think is good, then the end result will continuously be less than

Coders code.

Designers Design.

And it's a very rare thing when the two meet.

Of course, I'm just a designer, so...  "What do I know?"[tm]

I'll shut up now.

On 8/29/06, Jason Flatt <drupal at oadae.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 29 August 2006 04:33, 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
> >
> > That's the most "Drupaly" theme and the one that I would probably
> > vote for as default.
> >
> It's a fixed width theme and Bluemarine is not. I know lots of people like
> fixed width themes and Web sites, but I personally can't stand them. I hate
> having to scroll down a long page when there's 2-4 inches of unused screen
> real-estate on either side of the content. If I want a narrower presentation,
> I'll re-size the browser window (which makes the text wrap, which sets Morbus
> on edge... :^)).
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