CTI Digital is currently building a super neat Design for a Omega subtheme that we are going to include in order to refer to it in our Handbooks and to simply give people something to look at for best practices.

The goal is to already be fully in line with the D8 CSS Coding Standards (http://drupal.org/node/1886770). While Omega 4.x core will do the heavy lifting of converting the existing D7 core CSS and templates to that standard (and override the corresponding template and CSS files from Core and some major contrib moduiles) we will build the CSS and templates specific to our demo/showcase theme according to those standards as well.

Additionally, our demo theme should be fully layout agnostic and play well with all the core layouts to come. Hence, the incorporated base styles should be fully generic.

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fubhy’s picture

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splatio’s picture

Double post..

splatio’s picture

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Here's an initial styletile provided by CTI Digital for the Omega subtheme. It would be great to get some feedback from the community on this. I'll continue to posts any more iterations.

dasjo’s picture

looking forward to this. the style tiles provided in #2 give a good first impression, but they state just a few details.

in my opinion, the social media icons don't really fit the clean style but that whole logo & icons page might just be a placeholder.

emmajane’s picture

Before proceeding too far down this road, you may want to remember the lessons of other base themes...
Specifically: #426750: Remove Zen Classic sub theme.

splatio’s picture

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Here's another iteration on the style tile I posted in #2 .

@dasjo - Glad you're liking the designs so far, it is a little difficult to provide much detail as there is no content to design around. I think the logos and social icons are a placeholder at the moment, once the new logo is finalised that will be incorporated more.

@emmajane - Good point! I'm not completely sure what the aims of Zen Classic was but one of the key things we're aiming for is to provide a complete, modern and well documented example for people to learn from. Hopefully this is a good way of demonstrating how to theme with Omega 4 :)

dasjo’s picture

so might be good to think about some content to design around :)

btw we released our omega 4.x base theme: http://drupal.org/project/cloudy

splatio’s picture

Thanks for the link @dasjo! That's a great looking theme.

I'm really happy with the designs so far, they are really clean and simple. I think it would good to also see the following:

  • A highlight colour.
  • Some designs for a few of Drupal's default blocks.
  • Designs for the content types included in the standard Drupal install (article and basic page).
splatio’s picture

Just created a shiny new sandbox for work to commence on this. It hasn't actually been mentioned above but we came up the name "Ohm" for this subtheme, just to keep the Omega theme going ;)

We've also had some great iterations from Rik at CTI Digital so I will post those up ASAP.

Cellar Door’s picture

If you guys need any help on this just let me know. I'm fully 4.x now and would love to get involved in creating the best practices so I can help others that are going to be bringing up many of the questions that'll come with moving to 4.x, sass etc. . It's enough of a depature from what's been there before that we need to do some handholding in the process and I think this is a great way.

I think Emmajane has a point though - let's make sure we don't stifle creativity by making something that is shipped with core. Is the thought to keep the sandbox that splatio is setting up and making this a training subtheme that people can download for ideas? Similar to what respond was for 3.x?

dasjo’s picture

can we have a listing of existing omega 4.x subthemes?
as stated, there is http://drupal.org/project/cloudy

fubhy’s picture

Love the progress over at https://drupal.org/node/1983560 ... Check it out. Looks really cool so far.

splatio’s picture

Component:Code» Ohm
Status:Active» Fixed

Ohm is now packaged in Omega 4.x.

Anthony Fok’s picture

Hello @dasjo,

can we have a listing of existing omega 4.x subthemes?
as stated, there is http://drupal.org/project/cloudy

I took the liberty of creating one here: Sub-themes based on Omega 4.x. Corrections and additions are welcome!

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Anonymous’s picture

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