[development] New Themes for New Drupal
kb at 2bits.com
Tue Aug 29 18:33:29 UTC 2006
But in this situation (fluid vs. fixed), we are users too. We browse the
web like others, and hence . Our color and layout selection may be
ugly (most times it is), but we have a say in usability like other humans
(unless you subscribe to the conspiracy theory that developers are
aliens, which is another discussion).
Oh, and don't shut up.
On 8/29/06, Trae McCombs <traemccombs at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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... :^)).
> > --
> > Jason Flatt
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> > 9; Angela; Harry, 5; and William, 12:04 am, 12-29-2005)
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