[development] Patches 4.8 - New Theme

Fouad Riaz Bajwa bajwa at fossfp.org
Tue Jul 11 08:34:39 UTC 2006

Content Management Systems are separation of content from design. Design is
always managed through CSS. All designers should be aware of this fact in
case of Drupal. This gap will always exist between designers and developers
and the only way to overcome this gap may be that the design should be 100%
controlled by CSS and that is already being done through phptemplate, what
you can control through phptemplate is that what shows what and where and
how can you be more specific with certain areas or spice em up. 

Your dream will always be a bit of imagination. Drupal is hitting that
mainstream activity where designers do their design part and programmers or
configures connect the the UI to Drupal.

CSS us the only way forward otherwise learn PHP and API Callups/Callbacks!

Fouad Riaz Bajwa

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On Behalf Of sime
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:53 AM
To: development at drupal.org
Subject: [development] Patches 4.8 - New Theme

(First rant)

While everyone is discussing whether a "3-column CSS layout template for 
developers" is achievable - I think this development process arse-up. 
Discussing implementation issues in absence of something to implement is 
wasting time.

Our trialling users, Fantastico users, non-techie administrators, they 
want a new "sexy" theme as one of the defaults. For that reason, the 
focus has to be on the design first, and therefore we the tools are 
Photoshop, Fireworks or GIMP - *not* CSS and HTML. I'm sure we'd have 10 
great candidates designs within a week if an announcement went in the 
forums. Or let's just expand on a great looking Wordpress theme. Or 
let's just have a vote on the best looking contrib theme.

After we have the design, we can knock ourselves out with the 
implementation. Until then the clock's ticking, and rehashing ALA 
articles is not going to get us anywhere.

Cheers, Simon

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