[wp-testers] Default theme
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Mon Jun 12 08:09:14 GMT 2006
IMO, Kubrick should remain the default theme. When people see Kubrick,
they think WordPress and it's a good lookin' theme.
However, I think a basic, blank theme should also ship with WordPress. A
"customize me!" theme of sorts. One that's a lot easier for people to
customize without having to start from scratch.
> Sean, I kinda agree with you on that. It isn't the "best" theme for
> "newbs" to be starting out on and modifying even... =( Even with me,
> after how many hours of "learning some what" of the themes and stuff....
> it took me hours to get things done to it, the way I want to... sigh.
> But, those hours of "self teaching" also helps in the end too though..
> I have now made a few variations of this theme, and include "fixes" for
> those popular problems... "1px footer/ header shift" and so on..
> But I'm just hoping, maybe this "fixed" version of it, could be maybe
> added into version 2.0.4 of WordPress... It might help cut down on the
> support requests about the Header/Footer shift and so on...
> Atleast out of the box, the "problems" should be minimal.. well,
> hopefully lol!
>> (I was referring to the code, not the appearance in cleanliness.)
>> Again, I have no objection to Kubrick being shipped with WP, but it
>> simply should not be default: whether its code is cleaned up or not,
>> it's still designed to do more than "default" really needs to do.
>> Keeping it as "default" basically adds bulk to WP's core and is
>> harmful to those who want to develop with it. Including as an extra
>> but non-essential theme benefits those who want an easy install and
>> makes it easy for theme developers.
>> -Sean Hayford-O'Leary
>> On 6/11/06, Andy Skelton <skeltoac at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 6/11/06, Sean Hayford O'Leary <sdho at sdho.org> wrote:
>>> > Classic's cleaner than Kubrick, but it still leaves some to be
>>> > desired.
>>> Kubrick has something no other theme has. Kubrick is good for
>>> WordPress the way Angelina Jolie's face is good for Angelina Jolie.
>>> (Sorry. I had http://botd.wordpress.com/ on my mind.) You may not like
>>> the way it looks, but it's distinctive and enough people like it.
>>> Point being: I value the sort of brand recognition that we get from
>>> Heilemann's handy design work. I don't think the look of Kubrick is
>>> sacred. Maybe it's precious.
>>> I don't suggest that the original Kubrick code should never be
>>> overhauled or even tweaked. Rather, it's the target of enough
>>> complaints that I'm surprised it's not patched already. Is anybody
>>> interested in doing that? Has it been done satisfactorily?
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