I think a happy medium (since this is a theme by committee) is a "Powered by Drupal" button/icon/something above the fold. This would probably be something most people will want to leave in place to show their support for Drupal. And not hinder them putting content in other places. The first thing people do with Bluemarine, I'm guessing, is to strip (somewhat difficultly for newbies) the Drupal logo at the top.
<br><br>If there is a "powered by" button, above the fold, and NOT the big giant Drupal logo, then people are going to be more likely to leave it in place even when they customize the theme.<br><br>Someone with a better grasp of the english language can probably help me explain what I'm trying to say. :) [I know redneck(though I am NOT one), as I wuz born in Georgia!]
<br><br>Trae<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 9/25/06, <b class="gmail_sendername">Richard Archer</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
At 6:34 PM +0200 25/9/06, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:<br><br>>> I think that is okay to not have as a hard requirement. I think a better<br>>> statement on branding would be "It should look recognizable as Drupal,
<br>>> once deployed on a bunch of new sites, for the sorts of people who<br>>> notice such things."<br>><br>>Sorry, but I disagree. Branding needs to be more obvious.<br><br>I agree. As this is the default theme for new installs, the
<br>DrupalIcon and drupal brand should be very prominent in the<br>header. The user can then tweak this branding to suit<br>their requirements.<br><br>There could also be a "Powered by Drupal" icon in the footer
<br>which the user may choose to leave alone, even after replacing<br>the Drupal branding in the header.<br><br> ...R.<br></blockquote></div><br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br> Trae McCombs || <a href="http://occy.net/">http://occy.net/
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