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Nouveau theme


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13 December 2007 at 10:17am (Last edited: 13 December 2007 10:22am), Community Member, 16 Posts

Hello. My name is João Alves and I am a participant on the Google Highly Open Participation Contest.

Nouveau is my second theme and it's a pink and green theme compatible with the blog, forum and e-commerce modules.

Please see it in action on the [url=]online demo[/url] and [url=]download[/url] it if it's of your liking. :)




13 December 2007 at 10:39am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Looks good! A couple notes looks a bit rough. A couple things you could try is to use a couple graphics to separate the areas around the forum maybe a background on the search on the right. The currently online heading and the text is a bit big don't you think for such a small feature as that? Its way too big on the default theme but thats a bug :P If you just reduce it down to 1.1em or around that so it doesn't overshadow the forum threads that would be good

A couple other suggestions would be to remove the padding left on the h2's. It looks a bit weird having 25px of space there. Nudging it in is a good idea but perhaps only 2 or 3 px.


13 December 2007 at 11:37am Community Member, 16 Posts

The link you indicated looks different because of some caching error on the demo site. For some reason it loads both the "themes/nouveau_forum/css/Forum.css" style sheet and "forum/css/Forum.css", which overrides the first.

I've tried it on my local installation and it looks fine. Please check on a fresh installation of SilverStripe.


13 December 2007 at 11:51am Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

I was on a fresh test local version. I posted that link so people knew what page I meant.


13 December 2007 at 12:00pm Community Member, 16 Posts

So, does it appear correctly once installed?


13 December 2007 at 1:02pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

What I was saying the currently online text is too large, and it doesn't need to be so large. and on the forumholder you have alot of information at the top and I suggest maybe it would be nice to break it up a bit. Eg put the login form and links in the box with a different background and a border just to give it some structure eg I did this in Firebug quickly to just show what I mean
Forum.css (line 710)
#RegisterLogin {
border:2px solid #CCC;

That breaks up the large whiteness up there and gives a bit more structure.