[wp-hackers] New Default Theme For 2.1 (sandbox)
dabbaking at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 20:25:54 GMT 2006
Maybe we can somehow include a simple editor, specific for the template.
Like Kubrick can do with the header, but this would be much more expansive
in terms of what you can do. It would have something that says Right Navbar
Color: <color palette here> and stuff like that.
On 8/7/06, Michael B <miklb.online at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't see how any "theme" with it's own built in template tags makes
> 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
> 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
> 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
> > > 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.
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