[wp-hackers] GSoC 2010: Visual CSS Editor

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Tue Mar 30 10:53:37 UTC 2010

On Mar 29, 2010, at 8:37 PM, Daryl Koopersmith wrote:
> Hey hackers,
> In short, I would like to create a CSS editor that will be easily integrated
> to existing themes and provide users with a better alternative to theme
> options.
> As some of you may know, I worked on a similar project (
> http://elastictheme.org) for WordPress in last year’s summer of code. This
> proposal represents a year’s worth of thought and revision with regard to
> the larger subject of theme editing and development. Put simply, this is
> what I want to do this summer, so if you have any feedback or ideas please
> let me know!
> <http://wp.me/pS0xt-7>
> Features:
> *  Edit CSS: A given. Edit backgrounds, typography, margins and padding—the
> works.
> *  Visual, interactive theme editing
> *  Automatic child themes
> *  MS support
> *  Theme export
> *  Developer friendly API
> *  Extensible for plugins
> If you're interested in this proposal, please read more at
> http://wp.me/pS0xt-7 .

This sounds like a great idea!

I do have one caveat, the "MS Support."  I'd prefer you not store child themes in the database at all as it make deployment that much harder and it makes debugging with XDEBUG impossible.  
But if you must store them in the database please make it *optional*.


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