Outlining a New Theme

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Outlining a New Theme

Post by hanakin » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:38 pm

Creating a new theme for phpBB is a daunting task especially given the small number of individuals on the team and the fact that most of us have day jobs.

In order to help drive this thing and generate community involvement both in discussions and development, I wanted to put together a sort of outline of what we need to help steer the individual topics as well as provide a sort of table of contents for reference and ultimately a checklist/progression chart.

Before we start let me preface how this is laid out for better understanding.

There are four main stages or areas of focus each with their own sub task. They are listed in order of requirement/workload.
  1. StyleGuide ( GUI for editing, maintaining & documenting themes )
  2. Themes Code
  3. Themes Design
  4. Any Core Improvements/fixes
Each task/subtask should have its own dedicated discussion thread to avoid confusion

sub task will be defined and added/linked appropriately as we progress.

This should also allow for community involvement with the actual development in an easier to follow manner

KEY
❓ Have not started working on it or still in discussion

🚧 Working on it, still in progress

⌛ Needs reviewed/discussed

✅ Merged or completed

[status] [disscussion link] [pull-request]

EXP: 🚧 How to handle icons (#ticket-18273)

PLEASE KEEP DISCUSSION IN THIS THREAD RELATED TO IMPROVING, CHANGING OR UPDATING THE LIST ONLY

  1. StyleGuide
  2. Theme Code
  3. Design
  4. Core Changes

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Re: Outlining a New Theme

Post by Meis2M » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:03 am

Hello any news !

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Re: Outlining a New Theme

Post by hanakin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 pm

Sorry have not been keeping this up to date as things have gone through so many changes since I created this. Also it takes time away from working on it to main the post. I have been working hard to get more and more components out. And internally we discussed some ways to speed up the development of everything we just need to handle some logistics of it. Look for more information on .com

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Re: Outlining a New Theme

Post by Ger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:16 pm

From the JS topic:
hanakin wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:27 am
If you are familiar with the progress of the new theme you will know that I am wrote from scratch our own custom framework for handling the CSS.
And here:
hanakin wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:57 pm
Look for more information on .com
I have looked, but really I cannot find anything indicating a status, some code, some docs, nothing. Not on Area51, not on .com, not even on Github. This was supposed to be implemented in 3.3 at some point, but is it still? Nobody seems to know.

If someone is interesting in assisting in any way, any motivation would probably vanish in the search for a starting point. Some people (like me) know you are the one doing all the work and that's really appreciated, but I doubt anybody except some elite team members has a clue about the status or the direction. Some regulars even make jokes about this thing being here in about 5 years, or perhaps 5 years after that. But for all I know, you may have finished the whole thing for 99%...

TL;DR: where can we follow the development?
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Re: Outlining a New Theme

Post by GanstaZ » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:03 pm

If i understand it correctly, it is based/default on the framework that is located in hanakin github repo?

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Re: Outlining a New Theme

Post by hanakin » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:40 pm

Yes and the codepen more can be found in this topic viewtopic.php?f=131&t=50326

Not sure where the second quote came from but it’s sort of out of context. Essentially we are working on some formal posts and announcements that will be coming to .com in the next couple months.

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Re: Outlining a New Theme

Post by Ger » Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:40 am

I see, it's base-l? I've looked at your Github repo's but didn't recognize it as having anything to do with phpBB. Seems like a starting point.

hanakin wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Not sure where the second quote came from but it’s sort of out of context.
The post right above my previous, from last December.
Essentially we are working on some formal posts and announcements that will be coming to .com in the next couple months.
Looking forward!
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