I just tested out the latest version and was surprised not to find a classic-fixed subtheme.

Are you going to add this back? If not, the project home page needs to be changed:

Out of the box, Zen is clean and simple with either a one, two, or three column layout of fixed or liquid width. In addition, the HTML source order has content placed before sidebars or the navbar for increased accessibility and SEO.

emphasis mine.

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JohnAlbin’s picture

Status:Active» Postponed (maintainer needs more info)

A fixed width layout is provided for sub-theme development "out of the box", layout-fixed.css.

And, if you install the optional Theme Settings API module, you'll get a theme setting that will toggle Zen or Zen Classic between fluid and fixed.

Should I add something about this to the online docs? http://drupal.org/node/193318

greggles’s picture

Component:Code» Documentation
Status:Postponed (maintainer needs more info)» Active

As someone who has used Zen before I'd prefer having a Fixed subtheme, though I think that might be against the new direction that you're taking of motivating users to modify the same subtheme instead of modifying the subthemes directly.

I'd say yes, that it would be helpful if you could provide documentation on the "right way" to add that file to the theme (I don't know it or I would add it myself).

Thanks for your help.

JohnAlbin’s picture

As someone who has used Zen before I'd prefer having a Fixed subtheme

The differences between a fixed and fluid layout are pretty small. And making separate Zen, Zen Fixed, Zen Classic, and Zen Classic Fixed themes seems silly since you can easily add a toggle in the theme settings page (admin/build/themes/settings/zen). The Theme Settings API has been included in Drupal 6 core, so installing it on D5 is forward-compatible.

…it would be helpful if you could provide documentation on the "right way" to add that file to the theme…

Actually that's already in the online docs and in the README.txt file:

2. If you want a liquid layout for your theme, copy the layout-liquid.css from
the zen folder and place it in your sub-theme's folder. If you want a
fixed-width layout for your theme, copy the layout-fixed.css from the zen
folder and place it in your sub-theme's folder. Rename the layout
stylesheet to "layout.css".

For example, copy zen/layout-fixed.css and rename it as zen/foo/layout.css.

greggles’s picture

Status:Active» Fixed

Ok. Thanks.

Anonymous’s picture

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

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