[wp-hackers] New Default Theme For 2.1 (sandbox)

Michael B miklb.online at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 20:16:59 GMT 2006

I don't see how any "theme" with it's own built in template tags makes sense
as a default theme.  Especially from a support stand point.

I'm not arguing on the quality of work in Sandbox, I'm simply trying to find
out what the ultimate goal is, a default theme that's for an experienced
coder and "CSS artist" or my mom when she wants to change a few colors and a
header image.


On 8/7/06, Matt Mullenweg <m at mullenweg.com> wrote:
> Dougal Campbell wrote:
> > I just downloaded Sandbox earlier today, and it already comes with a
> > predefined Kubrick look-alike skin.
> >
> > I fully understand Ryan's comment about not trying to squeeze a new
> > default theme into WP 2.1. But I would definitely be in favor of basing
> > a future default theme on Sandbox, with some pre-prettified skins
> > bundled in.
> Bing.
> Structually, I think Sandbox needs a little more burn-in, but it has the
> potential to provide a very stable and learnable structure for CSS
> artists post-2.1. I think the Kubrick "skin" for sandbox is a pretty
> cool demonstration. We should all take a look at it and try to break it,
> and work together with Scott and Andy to make it as robust as possible.
> I would suggest anyone developing a new theme try to build it on top of
> Sandbox. If it doesn't work, share why.
> Visually, a new default could provide some nice spice for new users.
> It's not really worth discussing the aesthetics of it because we'll
> never all agree, it's just going to be something I'll make a call on.
> --
> Matt Mullenweg
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