[development] Drupal 5.0 Theme - v2

Steven Peck speck at blkmtn.org
Thu Sep 28 02:45:11 UTC 2006

The big blue bar on top does nothing for the theme except push down the
title bar and drown the rest of the site.  No matter how I try I can't
look away.  As I try and look down the page, my eye is constantly drawn
to the big huge empty dominating color bar on top


	From: development-bounces at drupal.org
[mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Trae McCombs
	Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 6:22 PM
	To: development at drupal.org
	Subject: [development] Drupal 5.0 Theme - v2
	First things first, Farsheed has done OUTSTANDING work on trying
to incorporate a whole bunch of peoples ideas of what should or
shouldn't be in the theme.  Below isn't meant to be "open for
discussion" per se.  It is My Take[tm] on the direction I think the
theme should go.  If Dries likes it, cool, I hope everyone does too, but
I know there will be those who absolutely hate my proposal. 
	My "code" is based off of the 14.zip version that Farsheed put
up.  I still feel he's the best person to pull these changes together
once everything is all settled, I hope I've not made too much of a mess
for him. ;)  I don't know how to use diff and all that stuff as he does.
I just make things pretty[tm]. 
	"My" Theme:
	WHILE you look at the theme above, keep in mind I've only worked
on the Fixed version.  That isn't to say that I won't work on the fluid
version too.  Also note that It is NOT a finished version.  Below are
the tweaks I want to implement of which I feel will push this theme over
the edge and make it worth of Drupal 5.0 default theme:
	* Rounded Corners
	Yes, we love them don't we?  I would like to have rounded
corners on the following areas [current colors kept in tact].  
	  1. Search area
	  2. Mission
	  3. Footer
	If you have Inkscape [ http://inkscape.org ] create a rectangle
and click the rectangle select and set Rx and Ry to either 8 or 13.
Those are the corner radii I'm thinking of using. 
	I know how to implement a "pure html" way to do rounded corners
with no images { as can be seen on my bands site -- yes, it's crappy
looking -- http://theinterference.com/ } But wanted to discuss this
implementation with maybe Ted, Farsheed, others as to what would be the
best way technically to implement the rounded corners.  My way I think
is smooth and clean, and works on all browsers, but does put a lot of
extra mark-up.  Do we want that much extra mark-up going into a core
	* Search bar and Footer bar
	Texture... these areas will have a nice clean texture in the
background (of course, depending on the method we use for rounded
corners)  But the texture will really make those areas pop.  I'll work
on this tomorrow.  I might simply repeat the "Glassy" feel from the
Primary links to those areas. 
	* Secondary Links
	I'd say we should have a place for Secondary links built into
the top search bar, much like the Primary links.  These are probably
just small font links left aligned. 
	* Logo on Right
	Not sure which logo to use... There are several Drupal Icon's
laying around and wanted to know which is the "official one".  This
could tie into the "change the logo" discussion we had earlier.  Would
be nice to at least get the ability to change the logo easily with AJAX
goodness into Drupal 5.0
	That's about it... 
	If everyone hates this and loves Farsheeds better, my feelings
won't be hurt.  I figured I'd spend some time, and put up instead of
shutting up. :)
	The way that Farsheeds theme worked, still works, 2col(l/r) and
3col as is displayed.  Again, I haven't touched fluid, so I'd have to go
back in and fix those things.  
	I can dedicate the rest of this week to this project should
everyone (read: Dries) approve of my work thus far, and possibly a wee
bit more time after that.  
	Peace love and Bananas, 
	Trae "The Artist Formerly Known as Occy"
	PS. I hope I didn't forget anything that should have gone in
this PS area. :)
	    Trae McCombs || http://occy.net/ 
	  Founder - Themes.org // Linux.com 

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