NewsFlash Version 1.6 is largely a ground-up rewrite of the theme. Numerous things have been added, changed, or fixed. Here's a summary of the major changes:
- Drupal 6 Compatibility: NewsFlash 0.16 is now available for Drupal versions 5.x and 6.x.
- Pure CSS Tableless Design: NewsFlash has been re-designed to use pure CSS for layout.
- CSS and XHTML Valid: NewsFlash 0.16 validates to XHTML and CSS specifications according to the W3C web standards.
- 4 New Color Schemes: NewsFlash 0.16 includes four new color schemes: red, black, violet, and aqua.
- Suckerfish Menus: NewsFlash 0.16 has built-in support for drop-down suckerfish menus.
- Themed Logo: NewsFlash 0.16 supports separate logos for each available color style.
- Selectible Font Faimly: NewsFlash 0.16 allows you to select from several pre-defined Font Families, or to specify a custom Font Family.
- Local Content CSS File: NewsFlash 0.16 allows you to specify a CSS file local to your Drupal installation that will be included in the generated pages.
- Configurable Sidebar Width: NewsFlash 0.16 allows you to specify separate widths for each sidebar.
- Configurable Logo Size: NewsFlash 0.16 allows you to specify the logo image size for compatibility with the IE PNG fix.
- New Handbook: Complete instructions for installing and using NewsFlash 0.16 are available in the new NewsFlash Handbook.
- Improved Text Display: In addition to the new font family support, NewsFlash 0.16 provides improved line spacing for both Headings and Body elements. The use of the bold attribute has been reduced in many areas.