Forum .LRN Q&A: dotLRN design
I must warn you, though, he's using shockwave flash to display the design. The upside is that you can use the arrow keys left and right to see different ways of writing the name. I really like the first one.
Have a look:
We've been trying to implement it, but it's really, really tricky. Christian will be happy to rant at length about improper use of HTML, tables, half-hearted use of stylesheets, Tcl-code that spits out loads of malformed HTML, etc., etc., making it really, really hard to make the design look anything but trashed. :)
Oh, well, another big project for someone to do at some point down the road.
You can follow our experimentations here:
But we'll be more than happy to share what we have, and hopefully we (the community) can get around to doing something more thorough about OpenACS/dotLRN presentation and general UI, early in the new year.
I'd definitely love to see that happen.
I'd love to see that happen, but I think it'll be subject to a major clean-up effort by the community. Some of the thinking and groundwork is being laid by people like Dave Bauer and Jeff Davis, and I'd love to contribute to that as well, but it's going to take a great deal of work before we get there.
I think having a catalog of all the images used
and directory of css classes and IDs will go a
long way towards allowing people to do themeing.
My goal is to make themes just be tar or zip files that can
be dropped into place and picked up automatically.
Obviously we won't get there with all modules but
I would like to see a core set of modules with
a consistent "design API" in the sense of common image
files and consistent class naming and such.