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Skeleton theme for designers

New to Tiki5.

Tiki themes are meant to be usable with minimal modification. Add a logo, set the title, and subtitle, etc. and they are very efficient in this.

But what if you want to start from scratch? Say hello to Skeleton theme (skeleton.css), a theme that serves a base for theme designers that want to build from the ground up! The theme has a simplified tiki.tpl file, and just the basic CSS needed for layout purposes.

Switch to skeleton (to see what it's like).

Switch back.

The Skeleton theme was created in response to comments that the default tiki.tpl file - which is the basic file for displaying a Tiki site - is too complex for a designer who is not familiar with it to be able to quickly implement his or her visual design as a Tiki website.

The default tiki.tpl file is necessarily rather complex because it contains conditional statements to enable many configuration options and so on. Trying to find the basic structural parts of the file amid all of those statements is a bit daunting.

To produce a new theme based on Skeleton, its files should be duplicated and renamed. See the documentation on how to create a theme. The designer has the option of adding back in any of the conditional switch statements from the default tiki.tpl file after the new theme is created, of course.

Anyone using the Skeleton theme to implement a design (or trying to), please give feedback about how the files could be more useful. It would also be nice to see the results of such a project.

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luci, 09:13 GMT, Mon 09 of Dec, 2013: logo updated with ®. please do ctrl+F5 refresh...
chibaguy, 06:31 GMT, Thu 16 of May, 2013: Veronica, that star has been eclipsed many times, with Tiki 11.o now soon to rise. ;-)
veronicamarsh, 08:33 GMT, Sun 12 of May, 2013: tikiwiki 2.0 is the star of this weekend. Just follow as we add it to SM dev.
chibaguy, 02:57 GMT, Thu 04 of Oct, 2012: This is a late reply, but, for the record, the Milkyway theme (following the original design) doesn't have a search form in the top bar. You can put one at the top of a side column, etc. instead.
andi6803, 12:20 GMT, Tue 18 of Oct, 2011: I use tiki 6v4 with the Milkyway theme. But it's not possible to switch on the search bar at the top bar. With other themes it works.