[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Tue Aug 29 18:57:29 UTC 2006

On 8/29/06, Neil Drumm <drumm at delocalizedham.com> wrote:
> Khalid B wrote:
> > 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).
> Open source: you are your own user.
> Usability: you are not the user.
> The only sane thing to do is use ideas from both when they make sense
> for the situation.

Not sure what the point here is.

What I am saying is that when I browse my site, I am a user too, not
just the developer. I may choose ugly colors and silly layout that will
turn the designer folk off. But to me, the fixed width (or fluid, depending
on which camp you are in) is not something that is to be forced on me
as a user by the designers, since I am the audience of the site.

> On the fixed vs. fluid holy war... I'm not going to say anything and I
> suggest we try making compromises instead of saying how much the other
> sucks.

I don't want to start a holy war either.

I am aware that fixed width is preferred by a lot of design folk, for various

So far, Drupal has shipped with fluid designs in core, and there is no
good reason to change that.

So, the new theme (or a subset), must be fluid like Bluemarine.

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