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Project Politika: Purpose of the Theme (website type)


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Something original would be difficult. I use Drupal for all kinds of websites from brochure sites to web applications. It would be difficult to design a generic theme for web applications because these often require tailored design for uncommon and non-linear data output.

Why not make a theme that accommodates complex data-mashups as well as blog content, e-commerce content and simple pages. Your marketing copy is all about flexibility so this should not be an insurmountable task. This would be a good start for excelling in flexibility in the realm of data theming.

Drupal really needs better integration with social media. The wordpress community and themes are far ahead in terms of integration with facebook, youtube, twitter and other networks. Make a theme that brings Drupal together with other networks, and other systems.

Thanks for this beautiful oppurtunity to co-create a free themee!!
Blog site is what I need design for. Most Drupal themes are ok for blogs but not the best.

I'm with PTiowa. Social media all the way.
I'm currently building a social networking site in drupal and I want it to integrate with as many other social media platforms as possible.

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Politika is an effort to make an amazing looking and rich-featured theme for Drupal 7 and 6. For more info check the first project politika blog post!.

As a first step to conceptualize this Drupal theme I would like some input about what types of websites you are building (yes you too) and what kinds of websites are difficult to visualize with the current offering of themes.

Here are some that I can think of:

  • Information intensive websites that require big grid-like layouts, i.e. portal websites and news websites
  • Photo websites, websites about photography and/or photographers, or portoflio websites for photographers or other artists
  • Micro blogs (like tumblr)

That's all I can think of, just post a comment what sort of websites you build with Drupal, or would like to build with Drupal! Just post a comment, it only takes a second!

All responses to this post will be put into a poll next monday, as per the Politika schedule:

Schedule for june

  1. June 7th (mon): Present and discuss project
  2. June 9th (wed): Discuss Theme purpose (type of website)
  3. June 14th (mon): Poll for theme purpose
  4. June 16th (wed): Discuss design style
  5. June 21th (mon): Poll for design style
  6. June 23th (wed): Discuss modules and features
  7. June 28th (mon): Questionnaire about modules and features
  8. June 30th (mon): Summary of poll and questionnaire results

Also check that you don't choose something that is already covered by my previous (though not free) drupal themes because I want to build something rather unique and more in-the-moment with this project.

Thanks for your input.