[development] Default core theme

Angela Byron drupal-devel at webchick.net
Tue Oct 24 14:38:43 UTC 2006

On 24-Oct-06, at 10:29 AM, Walt Daniels wrote:

> It depends on what your objective is for the core theme.  
> Themetastic is not easy to modify because of the color gradients,  
> you can not just change a few colors in the CSS and go from blue to  
> green. If the objective is to brand Drupal, Themetastic does a  
> better job.
> There needs to be at least one theme in core, i.e. highly  
> supported, that is easy to modify. Bluemarine is easy to modify!

I agree with this. It's why we've been pushing to have Zen (probably  
with both the Deliciously Zen skin and the more plain "wireframe"  
skin) included in addition to Themetastic as the default theme. The  
fact that there have been at least 4-5 completely distinct themes  
built on Zen that change nothing but a CSS file is testament to the  
fact that it is powerful, flexible, and easy to modify.

If there's resistance to putting in two "new" themes, then one of us  
could probably easily port something like Bluemarine to Zen and  
include it that way.


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