[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Andre Molnar mcsparkerton at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Aug 29 18:56:58 UTC 2006

I know comments on the look of things is almost entirely a subjective
thing... but I can't help but say -1 on the look.

Don't get me wrong - it looks 'fine' - even 'good' - but it doesn't look
as SEXY as the world's best/greatest/developer friendly/user
friendly;-)/most powerful CMS should.

This is a place where Drupalbucks(tm) (i.e. cash contributed to Drupal)
should be spent.  Put out an RFP where designers bid on the project.
Part of the response to the RFP should include a 'treatment.'  Post the
treatments - have the community choose the one they want - and pay the
theme developer to do it up right.  This is about the Drupal brand and
selling Drupal to the world.


Jeff Robbins wrote:
> I just want to alert everyone to the new theme work that's been placed
> in the issue queue:
>     http://drupal.org/node/81217
> 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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