[development] .tpl-ifying Drupal

Robin Monks robin at civicspacelabs.org
Thu May 3 23:17:07 UTC 2007


  From someone who hasn't really been following the changes, but who really
hates PHPTemplate (which is designed more toward developers, rather than
graphics artists and end users IMHO) and would much rather use Smarty...
Will Smarty still be available as an option in 6?  AKA. Will theme engines
support still be there?


On 5/3/07, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
> Now that the new theming system is basically in (I have one outstanding
> patch
> and 2 more in the hopper that are not yet at patch level, but they
> shouldn't
> affect this), we now need a coordinated effort to properly .tpl-ify the
> majority of Drupal's theming functions.
> At the same time, I think we should also be looking at what isn't themable
> enough in Drupal and try to correct that at the same time. And this is a
> good
> place to try and correct Drupal's HTML/XHTML code to conform to the proper
> standards.
> The Themer Pack project was started as a gateway to this, and it hasn't
> been
> entirely successful (though I give HUGE HUGE HUGE kudos to dvessel who did
> a
> LOT of work on the themerpack, and calebg who started to but got busy).

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