[geeklog-devel] Themes (was: FrOSCon 2007)
Mark R. Evans
mevans at ecsnet.com
Mon Aug 27 17:22:44 EDT 2007
There has been some very good progress in themes for Geeklog over the past
month or so. I expect to see much more too. Eric Warren's latest them,
Webstruments, is very well done. To see some of the more recent work, check
If you are serious about giving geeklog.net a new look, why don't you throw
out some ideas on what you would like to see. Maybe one of the current
theming wizards will champion the cause.
>From a marketing standpoint, I would suggest that we at least start with
removing links to items that simply no longer work at geeklog.net. For
example, 'Report a bug', it simply gives a page not found error. On the
CVS page, the links to the geeklog-devtalk and geeklog-cvs also give a 404
error as do the 2 CVS browser links as well.
My point being, marketing is more than a snazzy look, it is also a positive
presentation of your product or service. When key links like report a bug
go nowhere, it doesn't send the positive message. I realize these systems
are down and will probably be up again some day, but until then, it is best
to replace them with a static page that states what / where to report bugs
in the interim.
I'm still working on the wiki, although slowly, but I am making some
On 8/27/07, Dirk Haun <dirk at haun-online.de> wrote:
> Ramnath R Iyer wrote:
> >On the marketing front, it would be good idea to have a pretty Web 2.0style
> >theme as a default.
> Wouldn't that be false advertising? ;-) I always get a good laugh out of
> people when I point out that Geeklog is decidedly Web 1.0
> Personally, I like the Professional theme. IMHO, it's in need of a once-
> over by someone with an eye for colors, spacing, and such. But other
> than that, it's a good starting point to create your own theme.
> Of course, that wouldn't (and shouldn't) stop us from using a more
> snazzy theme as the default on geeklog.net. I just don't see a worthy
> contender yet.
> bye, Dirk
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