[development] Drupal 5 Themer Pack

Adrian Simmons adrinux at perlucida.com
Wed Jan 24 11:05:32 UTC 2007

Earl Miles wrote:
> The fact that very few themers are even really aware that they could 
> pull .tpl.php files out of the sympal theme
That seems tantamount to saying that very few themers understand how Drupal 
phptemplate theming works...which may well be true :)

> Because they see "theme" and immediately it's just another theme, lost 
> in the noise. The Themer Pack is Not A Theme.
So, do we need an extra section in the theme download are of drupal.org? 
There's more than sympal that is intended to be a 'base' theme. Where are 
you going to insert the Theme Pack so it won't get lost?

> It is NOT a base theme.
> It will include no *.css files *at all*, to start with.
What would a base for a phptemplate theme be, if not a bunch of tpl files?

> Its pieces should be droppable into *any existing Drupal 5 theme*
Ah. Now your intention is clearer :)

> trying to tell me that we don't need this <snip> is irksome to me.
Apologies if I rubbed you up the wrong way.

> o To make it accessible for themers
> Dries and Steven want more themers on Drupal.
I'm not disagreeing with your aims :)
I'm skeptical that this will really bring in more quality themers.
Time will tell. Good luck.

If there is one good thing I'll take away from this thread it's that it made 
me look a lot closer at Sympal, and I think that's something I might 
contribute too. I'd like to work on the separation of theme fucntions into 
tpl's in core but I don't have the php skills for that...

Adrian Simmons (aka adrinux) <http://adrinux.perlucida.com>
e-mail <mailto:adrinux at perlucida.com>

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