Subject: My first theme

Posted on: 13/02/11 08:15am
By: Roccivic

I saw that there is a call to make a new design for the geeklog homepage on openhatch. So I quickly threw one together for 1.8.0hg to see what you guys would think of it. It's based on the porfessional_css theme and styled like the new version checker (It's not properly coded for the moment).

Here it is: http://demo4roccivic.geeklog.fr/gl-hg-theme/public_html/

Thoughts?

Rouslan

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 13/02/11 12:10pm
By: Laugh

I like the look of it myself and it does make sense that the default theme and the version checker follow the same design.

What I hope to accomplish is to have 2 themes ship with future versions of Geeklog.

Theme #1
- It is a simple and clean theme that is ideal for theme makers to use as a starting point when designing their own themes.
- It will use CSS instead of tables where appropriate (unlike the current default theme).

Theme #2
- The theme Geeklog.net uses.
- It will be more complex and it will demonstrate what can be accomplished with the Geeklog template engine.

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 14/02/11 06:26am
By: gape

i like
the search could be smaller
and the menu same width as other elements (header footer round pic)
imho


Re: My first theme

Posted on: 14/02/11 11:31pm
By: kobab

I like this theme.
I am sure Phize, a author in Japan, of professional_CSS theme will be happy.

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 16/02/11 10:25pm
By: uyghurmen

Quote by: Roccivic

I saw that there is a call to make a new design for the geeklog homepage on openhatch. So I quickly threw one together for 1.8.0hg to see what you guys would think of it. It's based on the porfessional_css theme and styled like the new version checker (It's not properly coded for the moment).

Here it is: http://demo4roccivic.geeklog.fr/gl-hg-theme/public_html/

Thoughts?

Rouslan


I like it, can we share it?

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 17/02/11 08:23am
By: Roccivic

@Gape:
I think you're right, the search bar is too big. I found that Geeklog's search function is not one of the best, so that's a good reason to keep that area small Frown

Quote by: uyghurmen

Quote by: Roccivic

I saw that there is a call to make a new design for the geeklog homepage on openhatch. So I quickly threw one together for 1.8.0hg to see what you guys would think of it. It's based on the porfessional_css theme and styled like the new version checker (It's not properly coded for the moment).

Here it is: http://demo4roccivic.geeklog.fr/gl-hg-theme/public_html/

Thoughts?

Rouslan


I like it, can we share it?



Sure, we can share. If you really want a copy now, I can upload one for you. But really, I haven't followed any best practices while working on it and so the code is bit ugly. The idea is just to get some feedback on the appearance, so that if enough people like it, I'll recode it properly Big Grin

Rouslan

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 19/02/11 02:23pm
By: uyghurmen

Can you give me a download link for that?
Thanks.

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 20/02/11 06:29am
By: gape

imho u share it at whatever stage it is
make it a version 0.9 or sumting and share it - adding a note that any improvment is welcome
i rlly miss some nice themes 4 geeklog
and your is on a good path to become popular fast

what is your problem with the searcher btw?

Re: My first theme

Posted on: 20/02/11 06:34pm
By: Roccivic

Let's call it an alpha so: http://www.placella.com/gl/my_professional_css.tar.gz
I'll start some serious work on it in a while, meanwhile everyone is welcome to propose changes and report problems in this thread.

Take care,
Rouslan

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