[theme-reviewers] Mandatory fields and elements for posts and comments

Hilary J Holz holz.hilary at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 14:40:00 UTC 2011

I also noticed that most of the themes have 'muted' (what an excellent way to put it) some of the requirements, Mario, as I have been coming up to speed myself. I have a slightly different perspective on it than you do, though, and would be interested in feedback from the experts on that perspective.

Sometimes it clearly is an explicit design decision in which the theme has gone a different direction.

Other times, however, it feels a bit more like a variation on the agile principle of working code from the start. By getting a working version out the door with hooks in place to implement a more compliant version down the road, your designer side gets feedback from real users while your developer side is chewing away at a deeper understanding of how to mesh your innovation approach with the community standards. Not to mention that, by having the strange combination of ego and humility necessary to put something less than perfect out there, someone else might just already have the answer you need.

And thanks for asking all of these great questions, Mario! It has been no end of help :)


On Aug 3, 2011, at 16:55 , Mario Peshev wrote:

> Most themes I've run into have 'muted' some of the requirements or passed through some sort of workaround when they consider implementing them inappropriate and unnecessary.
> All the best,
> Mario Peshev
> freelance software developer/trainer
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpeshev
> http://peshev.net/blog

Hilary J Holz, PhD
Toolsmith / Evangelist
Director, Laboratory for Adaptive Hypermedia and Assistive Technologies
Cal State, East Bay
http://design.hholz.com/, http://linkedin.com/in/hilaryholz, http://gplus.to/hilz

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