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Modular/CSS-based Geeklog?

  • Friday, March 15 2002 @ 04:37 pm EST
  • Contributed by: Anonymous
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Geeklog I installed Geeklog quite recently (1.3.2) and really like it. I started playing around with the themes and decided to make my own, one that would be put CSS. However, soon after editing the .thtml files in layout/themeName/, I found that the templates were only used for some of the page building, and that lib-common.php was actually writing markup into the page as well.

This limits themes considerably; lib-common.php should extend the method of just pulling the layout files and inserting data into them. It should not be inserting any markup of its own.

I'm guessing that the move to a fully modular separation of presentation and content is planned for 1.4. If it's not, it should be! It would make theme creation a lot easier, and would probably also make code maintenance and alteration easier as well.

It wouldn't require a CSS theme to ship with it; the same table-based themes would work fine as long as all the HTML was confined to the layout subdirectories. If that happens, I'll certainly work on a pure CSS GeekLog (hooks for browser-detection should be put in the code too).

Anyway, that's meant as constructive criticism - it's a great application!

MLimburg: It's been a problem with GL for a while, as we've moved from a 100% backend generator to the beginning of templates. A fair amount of work would be required to move it across to full templates, so we've opted to focus on GL 1.4 for true template support. Infact, I already have a version working right now :)

Geeklog Needs a Facelift!

  • Wednesday, February 20 2002 @ 02:33 pm EST
  • Contributed by:
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Geeklog Ok, so I check this site two or three times a day. Over time, this can wear on a guy. I think we need a new themes for this site! If anyone has sometime, it would be worthwhile for someone to redesign this site. Make it a bit flashier, trendy and cool.

If you don\'t know much about how to make themes in Geeklog, you can do a raw HTML version of the homepage and I can convert it. If you are more adventuresome, give the theme how-to a read in the distro and give it a whirl!

I\'ll add any good ones I get and we can have a poll to vote for the best one which will be used ad the default for distro!

Any takers?

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