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As some of you probably know, I've been working on a new theme for Drupal that aims to become the default core theme for the next version of Drupal. There's still a fair amount of bug fixing, tweaking, and general fussing that needs to happen, but I wanted to show off the work that has been done so far, get some feedback from the community, and generally get these new themes on everyone's radar.
We've set up a test site here: http://drupaltheme.lullabot.com
You can click on the the links on the first node on the home page to see the different themes "in action".
There is currently 1 theme with 4 sub-themes. The main theme is called "Zen" and aims to provide basic, standards-compliant, XHTML that can be easily manipulated with CSS (think: "CSS Zen Garden"). And then all of the sub-themes are simply the same HTML page structure with different CSS. The themes use a variation on the Holy Grail layout to create a table-free, 3-column, 2-column, or single column layout depending on whether blocks are enabled in the left or right columns. The themes also move the taxonomy and link lists into semantically-correct "ul" lists. The current icons used in the theme are not GPL, but Nathan Haug is currently creating icons that we will be able to use.
- Zen Fixed :: a fixed-width version of the basic Zen theme.
- Zen Beach :: a Drupal styled theme designed by Nathan Haug. Still a bit buggy, but very promising!
- Zen Drops Big :: a simple-but-pretty fixed width theme with a picture of big water drops
- Zen Drops Small :: a simple-but-pretty fixed width theme with a picture of small water drops :-)
Patch to follow soon.