[development] 5.0 Core Theme Update

Trae McCombs traemccombs at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 13:35:31 UTC 2006

+1 on what Kieran said...  Please read below for a super cool idea on how to
fix this problem.

On 9/26/06, Kieran Lal <kieran at civicspacelabs.org> wrote:

> 2) We need to come up with a fast, error free way, to change that logo and
> make the user have a positive experience in controlling the look and feel of
> their site.   Suggestions: tooltips with instructions on how to change,
> instructions embedded in the image, welcome page instructions to be tested
> with newer users.

Hmmm, I just had an interesting idea... I'll get flamed for it I'm sure as I
have no way to implement it, or even if it's possible.

But what seems like it would be cool is, to provide a "Lock/Unlock" Theme
switch that an admin could even hide.  So somewhere, on the default theme,
Perhaps above the Login area, or somewhere on the actual Primary Links, you
have something like:    Theme Details: Change / Hide This [?]

Perhaps we use AJAX goodness, and if you click the "Change" button, then the
logo, mission statement, other items right there on the front page
immediately become editable via some form or some thing.   Next to the
Drupal Logo would now be the words:  "Click to change this image". with AJAX
browse for new logo and upload all rolled into one easy thingy.

If they click the [?]  it tells them what that stuff is all for.  If they
click Hide, it prompts "Are you sure you want to hide this, it will make it
more difficult for you to change your theme elements in the future?"

Am I a genius or what?  *chuckle*

Peace Love and Bananas.

3) If we do create an initial configuration process then modifying the logo
> should be part of that process.  This is part of a general problem of
> Drupal's administration interface being feature oriented (logo is part of
> the theme features and is therefore in administer >> themes >> global
> settings) instead of situationally aware that changing the logo is a common
> initial task that is part of initial site configuration.  Perhaps more
> situational interfaces could be introduced as a goal in the future.
> Cheers,
> Kieran

    Trae McCombs || http://occy.net/
  Founder - Themes.org // Linux.com
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