This is a special interest group dedicated to improving and expanding the Drupal theme system including theme functions and templates, CSS, markup, and how contrib modules add in their functions, CSS, and markup.
for example, we'll take stock of the location and number of CSS files and discuss if the architecture can be improved through emerging frameworks like Object Oriented CSS.
We will consider the questions "What do themers need from Core in terms of CSS? Module developers? SEO specialists?" and "What's new in CSS? What does Drupal support? What's the roadmap for CSS support?"
We're looking for someone to make the current theme at http://www.cvc.tv cross browser compatible, it was originally designed for Firefox 2. We can provide you with the Drupal 5 theme (based on an older version of Zen) from which you can work.
We would like to recieve compatability with the following browsers on all operating systems :
IE 7 (Almost done)
Firefox 2 (Done)
Firefox 3 (Should be fine)
for about a year now I've been running a site aimed at the global cleft lip/palate community which provides a resource for the community and raises funds for cleft operations in third world countries. I am now in the process of updating/rebuilding the site (Drupal 5.7) and am looking for someone who can build a theme for me, based on a Photoshop design. The site is to be re-launched during a cleft palate conference in early July.Read more
Drupal themer for a Global Neighbor Network: NABUUR.com
NABUUR is an Internet platform where villages in developing countries get direct assistance. Online volunteers help create whatever is needed in 150 villages now, and with your help in 10,000 villages soon.
We are urgently looking for a drupal themer to give: http://demo.nabuurtest.com/en/village/jinja-central the look of http://www.nabuur.com/modules/villages/mystory.php?villageid=428 .Read more
I really need the help of the theming community on this one. It has to do with the way color.module fundamentally works and how it works with themes.
The comment here linked me to an implementation of a color-changing theme for joomla. It uses alpha-transparent PNG images and pure CSS to deliver theme changes on the fly. From the looks of it (I do not have an account there yet, but I'll buy one), essentially the layout is comprised solely of CSS and colorless transparent images.Read more
XTND.US releases early preview download of their Drupal API extension for Dreamweaver. Reduce typing and get past plain text editing of Drupal files in Dreamweaver. If you are into Drupal and use, or want to use, Dreamweaver then you really need this extension. Let us save you tons of time by reducing keystrokes with our Drupal API code hints integration for Dreamweaver (API versions 5 & 6). The extension provides code hints and code coloring for every Drupal API method in Drupal 5 & 6.
Not only does it provide full Drupal API code hints (5.x & 6.x) in PHP files, but it also adds support for common Drupal file types, like .module, .theme, .info, .tal, etc., provides code coloring and code hints while editing those file types, treating them similar to common PHP pages. No more tweaking Dreamweaver's configuration manually, just download this free extension and makes Dreamweaver more useful when working on Drupal modules and themes.
View a demo video or download the extension at http://xtnd.us/dreamweaver/drupalapi.
I'd like to introduce you to an experimental project of mine called Drupal Code Search.
Drupal Code Search lets you search source code from thousands of Drupal modules and themes, use regular expressions, filter results by version, and more.
The goal of this project is to help themers and module developers find code examples faster and easier than before. Results are retrieved using the Code Search Data API.Read more
Got top notch CSS skills and looking for steady Drupal theming work?
We are TopNotchThemes, the premier Drupal theme store. We're looking for 1-2 new members of our team to help create killer Drupal themes. This is an ongoing position that will require a commitment of 20-40 hours per week. We are geographically flexible, but you must have excellent English communication skills.Read more
themer module integrating into existing firebug firefox extension can put themer module out of JS and will give it a cool UI, it will help theme developers a lot.
as dldege suggestedRead more
Here's all the ideas for a new wordpress default theme.
Default theme 1
* A set number of simple pre-defined layouts using accepted CSS techniques
* Speed as a priority with a minimal amount of functions in the theme
* Simple HTML with as little PHP as possible
* No changes necessary that cannot be accomplished through the admin panel
* A theme that follows best practices and can serve as a teaching tool and doesn’t aim to be the theme to end all themes
Default theme 2Read more
This is just a short prelaunch announcement for Drupal Themes. We have a annoucement list and short survey that you might be interested in. I"ll be sure to provide the survey results when Drupal Themes officially launches .
The drupal color module, if utilized, is one of the most powerful modules in a theme developer's arsenal for extending their design. I feel that this module deserves attention and has the potential to expand.
As a drupal themer who has experimented with color themes and the color.module internals I have bumped into things that would really improve the coloring experience and the module's power/usefulness.Read more
I've long since been frustrated about the bad usability of the admin parts of Drupal. While incremental improvements are constantly made, it seems that a big overhaul is necessary in order to move forward. I find it very inspirational to see how Wordpress has hired HappyCog to work on an improved admin interface, based on interviews, research and usability testing. There are some obvious lessons that Drupal can learn from this as well, both from their methods as well as the results. There's a lot of momentum in the community right now to make similar efforts, and I'd be happy to apply as a student to work on this during the summer.Read more
Have themes that could generate images for links so that navigation doesn't have to be plain text, or be able to generate an image for the title of a site or page so its easy to change the title of the site and still have it look fancy.
This could also include being able to customize the image such as by:
- adding an icon - this could apply to a specific navigation item
- setting the text color or font - this could apply to a specific item or be applied to all relevant items such as all page titles or all navigation links
XTND.US releases a Drupal 6 Theme Starter application for Drupal users. Freeware for Mac, Windows, and Linux desktops. This is truly for anyone who not type theme.info files by hand for Drupal themes.
This application generates the .info file for your custom themes and sub-themes. Why memorize all the things you have to type into .info files when you can point-and-click and make your theme's .info files in seconds not minutes.
View the new demo video for Drupal Theme Starter 1.0<br/> or download the application now (AIR required).Read more
This had been leaked to LA Drupal in Jan. 2008, and now everyone can see a pre-release sneak video of an upcoming Dreamweaver extension, called Drupal Themer Kit Pro, previewed at http://xtnd.us/videos/drupal5.htm - the video features Drupal 5 Template Variables (Feature #2 of 5)
When will it come out? 2008
This session will teach Drupal users how to theme the latest Drupal 6. Things have changed from last version and this course is here to tell you what's changed. Learn the basics and more to get confident and results from your Drupal theming efforts.
This session will go over how to build a new custom Drupal 6 theme.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for people who have a basic understanding of Drupal and some coding or web development experience with technologies like HTML, CSS, and at least a little PHP. If you're interested in getting up and running with Drupal 6 themeing principles then this is the course for you. All source will be handed out during or after the session.
Course outline and info available at http://www.richmediainstitute.com/training/drupal6themes/Read more
Location: ONLINE - You'll need a computer with internet access and Flash Player installed.
This session will teach users how to theme the popular Drupal 5. Theming Drupal isn't just editing a single CSS file, and this Nanocamp will cover all those key points you need to know to start any professional theming.
Learn the basics of the PHPTemplate Theme engine in Drupal, learn all about the template.php file you hear other people writing about, and learn how to theme all your custom content types that you've made with CCK.
This session will go over how to build a new custom Drupal 5 theme.Read more