Tao is a base theme for Drupal that is all about going with the flow. It is not
meant for general-purpose use, but instead takes care of several tasks so that
sub-themes can get on with their job:

  • Aggressive resets of not only browser default styles but Drupal core defaults
  • Unification of several template families into a single consistent format (e.g.
    node.tpl.php, block.tpl.php, etc.)
  • Theme overrides of several core annoyances (fieldsets, pagers)
  • On-screen print stylesheet display and framework for further customized print

Tao makes several assumptions about how you, the themer, would like to work with
Drupal and the theme system:

  • Minimize template overrides and leverage preprocessors as much as possible
  • Preference for generalized styling over exceptions and particular design of
    one-off elements
  • High degree of control over CSS, particularly selector specificity

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