___/ On Sun 05 Nov 2006 02:38:50 GMT, [ Dave W ] wrote : \___
On 11/4/06, Matt Mullenweg <m@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The next version of Drupal is coming out with a pretty neat theme,
called Garland. Here's a demo page where you can customize it and save
It /is/ neat!
This is pretty darn neat. Anyone interested in porting it? The toggle,
logo, and shortcut icon bits are probably superfluous, but the color
picking functionality is great.
Isn't porting leading to perception of imitation and
catch-up? Personally, while it's doable, I wouldn't think
it's a wise idea. It's like having Linux distributions
prepackaged with Windows and OS X lookalikes (default, or
among the themes). Themes become the identity of code that's
otherwise invisible. It's all happening under the surface.
At the back rooms, it's the brains (e.g. efficiency) that
counts, not the 'eye candy'. Going back to the "less is
more" and "code is poetry" mottos...
One nice feature that Drupal offers is a global-type of user
registration, which obviates the need to have multiple
accounts. I am unaware of WordPress equivalents, but the
WordPress.com joint cookies resemble this.
IBM have bee pushing Drupal quite hard recently. I hope
WordPress can shine through as not only a blogging platform,
but also as a proven and self-acclaimed CMS. The subtle
implications are a peril for those who seek to use it for
applications that it's perfectly able to handle. As Mark
says, "I(we) can do that with WordPress". Why not have
WordPress state that rather than Mark making that fair
So it would basically be like the Kubrick header color changer on steroids.
The actual design doesn't look hard to port, but the color picker might be a
I think that PHP or ImageMagick can do the colour
transformation to generate static JPEG's. I can do that with
ImageMagick, but then again, there's no assurance the Web
server has it installed.
Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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