Themes

During the theme contest, I offered to add one or two of the winning
themes
to Typo 4.0. Since we’re about a week away from 4.0 right now, it’s
time to
decide what we’re going to add. I really don’t want to add more then a
couple extra themes; post 4.0 we’ll look at ways to package new themes
(and
sidebars and text filters) to make them easier to install, so I don’t
want
to bloat the tree with dozens of themes. On the other hand, it’d be
nice to
have more then just Azure available, even if it’s just to remind
developers
that we can’t assume that Azure is the only theme around.

So, I’d like to get a bit of feedback from people. Is this a good idea
at
all? If so, which theme(s) should we add?

These are probably my three favorite Typo themes (although the list
changes
from week to week):

Origami: http://typo.leevigraham.com/
Lush: http://typogarden.com/articles/2005/11/28/lush-theme
Brighthouse: http://www.height1percent.com/pages/brighthouse/

I’m not sure if the authors of all three themes would even consent to
having
them bundled with Typo, and I’d rather not include any theme that
requires
too many graphics files–our .gem is around 600k right now, and I
don’t
want to add a couple MB of images to it if I can avoid it.

If we can come to some sort of consensus here, then I’ll go ahead and
talk
to the authors and see what we can add.

Scott

All three of those themes rock.

I personally use a slightly modified Brighthouse on my site
(http://www.thoughtstoblog.com)

Jake

Ah, that’s the other one I was looking for. It’s not all that exciting
visually, but it’s clean. Okay, so let’s call it 4 candidates now :-).

Scott

On Jul 6, 2006, at 2:25 PM, Scott L. wrote:

So, I’d like to get a bit of feedback from people. Is this a good
idea at all? If so, which theme(s) should we add?

These are probably my three favorite Typo themes (although the list
changes from week to week):

Origami: http://typo.leevigraham.com/
Lush: http://typogarden.com/articles/2005/11/28/lush-theme
Brighthouse: http://www.height1percent.com/pages/brighthouse/

Those are all very pretty, but I’d vote against having all the themes
be as ornate as Origami or Lush. I use a slight mod of Scribbish (I
switched from Lush and couldn’t be happier), and it’s a great clean
design for a blog where you don’t want to have a zillion images
downloaded with every page view.

http://quotedprintable.com/pages/scribbish


Josh S.
http://blog.hasmanythrough.com

I’ve tried all those listed - I use Scribbish on my blog. I found
Origami much too rich and slow.

http://www.almostserio.us/

On 7/6/06, Juan Lupión [email protected] wrote:

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Cheers,

Kevin

Definitely scribbish.

We are really a week away from 4.0?

On 7/6/06, Scott L. [email protected] wrote:

Ah, that’s the other one I was looking for. It’s not all that exciting
visually, but it’s clean. Okay, so let’s call it 4 candidates now :-).

Another vote for Scribbish.

Probably about that. It’ll be done when it’s done, but we’re pretty
close.

Scott

Having looked and tried most themes out there, I agree with the comments
on
Origami and Lush. Scribbish is the opposite extreme, but it does give
someone something to work with. I’d say if you’re going to include
Brighthouse, you wouldn’t really need Scribbish as they’re similar (very
slimmed down, few graphics). I’d say Brighthouse is better, but that’s
really a matter of opinion.

How about throwing in a dark theme as an option? Two good ones I’ve
tried
are:

Hemmingway http://warpspire.com/hemingway
iWTAP2 (hmm, can’t find the link right now; it’s similar to Hemmingway)

A couple other nice ones, that are different in style than those
mentioned:
BrownType http://typogarden.com/articles/2005/12/01/brown-type-theme
Modernist http://typogarden.com/articles/2005/11/16/modernist-theme

Thanks, Scott, for putting it all together.

crap, I expected it to be sometime next year.

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