[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Tue Aug 29 19:22:50 UTC 2006

At absolute worst... Does anyone have feelings about replacing some of
the old-and-crusty additional themes that we include with Drupal? Even
if folks are absolutely desperately attached to bluemarine, how many
folks are there out there who say, "You'll take away Grey Box when you
pry it from my cold, dead, hands?"

There are absolutely some improvements to be made -- the themes are
being shown to us *while *they're in development. But when I see people
talking about 'pizzazz' and 'sexiness', I sometimes cringe. A good
foundation, plus good CSS, plus pizzazz. It doesn't go the other
direction. I made some of my own complaints about the colors, the
layouts, the tweaky little details...

Must a new theme be the second coming of Zeldman, rather than a very
strong foundation plus iterative improvements? :) I like BlueMarine, but
it shows its age in a big, big, big way. If you dislike the themes
demonstrated, what do you LIKE about BlueMarine? I'm very curious...


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