[wp-hackers] New Default Theme For 2.1
miklb.online at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 17:50:22 GMT 2006
I'm not a fan of Kubrick as a default theme either, but the real issue for a
beginning theme maker isn't the issue of background images or fixed widths,
it's the learning curve on the (WP) code. IHMO, until a group of coders and
designers join forces to write a theme that is up-to-date in clean,
commented code, with simple semantic markup, there's no sense in changing
the "default" theme.
I came into both XHTML and WP at the introduction of 1.5, and thus Kubrick,
and all my learning came from dissecting that. It's both a great starting
point, as well as a hindrance, again, IMO, but people will find fault with
I'd be 100% committed to collaborating with others to take on such an
endeavor, and would love to see the skills of some one like Phu Ly involved,
as well as Mark Jaquith. No slight to anyone else not mentioned.
Just my 2¢.
On 8/7/06, Dave W <dabbaking at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, we could always use a simple theme that is already out there. Maybe
> something like a customized Minimalist Sandbox theme?
> On 8/7/06, Rob Miller <r at robm.me.uk> wrote:
> > Robert Deaton wrote:
> > > As we grow nearer to the 2.1 release, I feel the need to bring this
> > > topic up once again. I think that we need a new default theme for WP
> > > 2.1. Not only is that a nice new feature to list, but for people who
> > > are new to WordPress, we need a theme that can be easily modified via
> > > CSS, something that users can actually learn from, instead of the mess
> > > that Kubrick (and Kubrick 2 even more) is.
> > >
> > > I think we need to include a theme without the silly fixed-width image
> > > basis that Kubrick currently has. There are countless questions on how
> > > to change background colors, how to change the width of the default
> > > theme, and they are questions that nobody wants to answer because
> > > kubrick is a mess and a pain to customize. So basically, we need an
> > > XHTML and CSS compliant theme that makes sense, semantically as well
> > > as to someone new to CSS trying to customize it.
> > >
> > > Right now, I have no particular theme in mind, and so I ask you all
> > > for your opinion on replacing Kubrick as the default theme as well as
> > > what the replacement should be.
> > >
> > See the recent "'For the rest of us' Theme" thread for some good
> > discussion on this :)
> > --
> > Rob Miller
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