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Re: [jox] Re: Skins for the journal site

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Hi Stefan, all

 Is the plone name always going to be at the top?

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Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 11:18 pm
Hi Biella and all!

5 days ago Stefan Merten wrote:
Last week (9 days ago) Gabriella Coleman wrote:
Hi everyone,

So here are some of the sites I was thinking of. The first 
one does not
qualify as minimal but is perhaps the best example of a site that
integrates audio visual material quite beautifully:

Oops - do we need something like this?

Then there are other sties that are blogs but are being 
configured more
like magazines than blogs:
Hmm... I don't know whether the standard skins provide designs like

Finally: I agree that simple is good. But hopefully we can manage
something that is simple but professional looking and aesthetically
strong. I think Fast Capitalism has some of these qualities 
though I am
not crazy about the color scheme:

Looks like being easier to reach.

I am sure other folks have suggestions and samples so do send 
I set up a survey_ for now. It should be visible to all accounts I

.. _survey:

This results in an error message ('The error has been logged as entry number                  1270591101.840.147597876199')

Well, I now created the survey. You can check out the designs linked
to the questions and give your opinion. Or you can check through all
`available Plone themes`_ and suggest some more skins to choose from.

I don't mind this: though its not very jolly I'm afraid. In terms of structure there does not seem to be much flexibility - most of the skins I looked at had basically one narrow column with login boxes, calendar and a wider main column with some text. I was wondering if we could have boxes with text or visuals like in Biella's first example? From StefanMn's response below this does not seem possible..? My question is what else can we have within those two columns? Because right now it looks quite bloggy and I thought we did not want that (at least some of us don't)...

.. _available Plone themes:
In any case: Don't focus on colors and pictures / logos. These 
can be
changed relatively easily. Look for the structure and things like

How to continue from here? I'd suggest to allow for some time (two
weeks) for more suggestions on skins. Then have another two 
weeks for
a survey. Better ideas? Mathieu?

I think we need to figure out what is possible within Plone - do we always need to have the column with login / calendar for example? I think a few boxes with text or visuals could be added?





Dr Mathieu O'Neil
Adjunct Research Fellow
Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute
College of Arts and Social Science
The Australian National University
email: mathieu.oneil[at]

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