[development] New Themes for New Drupal

Darrel O'Pry dopry at thing.net
Fri Sep 1 16:41:38 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 11:20 +0200, Bèr Kessels wrote:
> Op donderdag 31 augustus 2006 19:13, schreef blogdiva at culturekitchen.com:
> > I agree completely, although I honestly never thought of this  
> > discussion about being either/or, but now that I go back on the  
> > thread, I have to agree. The ditro should have several choices; two  
> > of them being (1) liquid and (2) fixed-width versions of the same theme.
> No matter how *cool* and smoozy looking a fixed width can be (lets leave 
> personal preferences out for a minute) it is simply *not* possible in Drupal 
> right now. 
> Drupal cannot have a fixed width theme, build from CSS (CSS  without severe 
> hacks), and still stand up to the admin-area-lakmoes-proof. 
> Point me to one single fixed with theme that *works* in Drupals backend, on 
> its node-submission forms (don't forget that you cannot swicth to an admin 
> theme for stuff such as "edit your forum entry"). I am /not/ pleading for an 
> admin-theme, because that is only a partly solution to a problem I am trying 
> to describe. With "not breaking" I also don't mean "on my site / my 
> configuration" or even "on my screen". I mean something that widthstands 
> views tables, accesslog tables, wide forms, floating forms, collapsible 
> fieldsets, lots-of-tabs, etceteras.
> Really, if someone can point to a fixed width theme that does not break in the 
> admin parts, the (eventhough the exeption is proof for the rule as we say in 
> Dutch), then we could investigate if we want fixed with themes in Drupal's 
> core. Else we have a long way to go, and first should fix up Drupal to 
> support fixed w. themes better!
> Right now the discussion is: We want some themes that cannot work in Drupal in 
> core. Wich is a none-discussion if we don't figure out the first issue 
> instead.
> Bèr

Its easy enough to switch to page-admin.tpl.php in template.php, or just
load a different admin stylesheet. Its really not that challenging.

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