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#37 2012-07-11 11:43:00

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Release candidate 1 of the theme is now available for download. This is the theme version that will ship with Textpattern 4.5 in a few weeks, though there may be a couple of revisions between now and 4.5 release if any new bugs are discovered. As always, the GitHub repo will provide many more extras than the one that will ship within Textpattern itself.

Latest changes are:

  1. Added a Textile tag reference file, this file contains a large number of tags all in one file can help with development of you own UI/design patterns.
  2. Sass has been made modular for easier development of your own CSS rules.
  3. IE7-8 specific JavaScript files to support HTML5 and media queries are now hosted locally. The CDN linkage was unreliable.
  4. Added form for ‘comment_popup’ – just in case someone actually uses that Textpattern feature.
  5. Excerpts on article lists, if available.
  6. CSS layout now follows Idiomatic CSS scheme.
  7. Recent articles sidebar element has been moved to optional extras folder (non-core). It never really worked that well in practice, but it’s still available as a bolt-on if users wish to use it.
  8. Non-core: added a module to provide website conformance with the EU cookie law.
  9. A few other minor typos, bug fixes and CSS improvements.

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#38 2012-07-11 17:06:53

mistersugar
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Thanks for your hard work.

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#39 2012-07-30 21:40:29

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Release candidate 2 of the theme is now available for download

Changes since last release are:

  1. Tentative support for non-latin languages NEEDS TESTING AND FEEDBACK
  2. Non-core: added a responsive image slider module
  3. Header now still has correct vertical alignment if users delete the slogan line code
  4. Some improvements to Sass rules
  5. A few other minor improvements to HTML and CSS

As stated above, I need some people to test and provide feedback for RTL and other non-latin languages. Thanks.

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#40 2012-10-04 18:45:54

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

@bici

The admin side themes or public side theme?

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#41 2012-10-04 19:19:59

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

@bici

You’ll have to suggest that as a feature idea in the development forum, this topic is/was about the 4.5 front-side theme.

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#42 2012-10-04 19:21:42

bici
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

philwareham wrote:

You’ll have to suggest that as a feature idea in the development forum, this topic is/was about the 4.5 front-side theme.

apologies.

Will move this to other forum


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#43 2012-10-16 19:04:17

bici
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

The new standard theme along with the design and the CSS is very much appreciated. A totally modern up-to-date responsive theme!

And after some struggles I have now successfully implemented the Default Theme, Plus the extras as per Phil’s demo here , on a test site which will be my family blog site.

But adding the Slides section proved to be a bit of a challenge for me. I muddled through after downloading the theme from GIThub and tried to implement the slide show but without success. The code to display the three images from the Categories: Slides worked, but styling the images proved to be impossible for me. I realize that this failure is due to my own shortcomings.

I finally had to go to responsiveslides website and download the demo code and used that to successfully implement the slideshow. I ended up using the CSS and the JS samples from the Demo folder.

The one minor issue is that i was not able to add a border and the directional arrows to the Slide div.

Not sure how the documentation on adding the slides should tackled as I wasn’t too successful in my implementation ;-)


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#44 2012-10-16 20:26:07

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

Ok bici, I’ll read through my instructions on implementing slides and see if I can improve it somewhat.

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#45 2012-10-16 20:38:05

bici
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

I forgot to add that this new CSS “is not your Father’s CSS

I am in awe when I look through the css code. Some of it I don’t understand ;-)

Congratulations. Truly Awesome …


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#46 2012-10-17 08:30:13

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

If you’ve got any questions on the CSS just ask .The versions since 4.5 release are slightly simpler since we’ve dropped support for older browsers, so all their hacks have gone (IE7, Firefox 3.x, Opera 10).

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#47 2012-10-17 16:34:20

bici
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

philwareham wrote:

If you’ve got any questions on the CSS just ask .The versions since 4.5 release are slightly simpler since we’ve dropped support for older browsers, so all their hacks have gone (IE7, Firefox 3.x, Opera 10).

Thanks. Is the latest the one that one gets from GitHub?
Also when the default theme gets uploaded the CSS file – it’s all one big long line. it takes a lot of time to break into many lines so that one can muddle through and look in awe at the fine work you have done.

How can we get an “unpacked” version of the css files?


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#48 2012-10-17 16:37:39

philwareham
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Re: 2012 Textpattern Default Theme

@bici

Both the minified and the unminifed CSS is available in the GitHub repo here.

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