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Let's make this app "themable"
By Dave Winer on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 2:32 PM.

I got to an interesting place on a project to display outlines as HTML directories.  #

As usual, my design is very simple, but I want to -- as always -- open it to be themable by designers. This means that all display elements can be controlled from styles. I already have the architecture built and running for styles and it's very cool.  #

What I don't have is the basic HTML structure. #

That's where you, the friendly geek designer, come in. :-) #

Here's the screen shot. #

A picture named theWorldSmall.gif #

I'm deliberately not showing you the web page because I don't want you to retch in disgust when you see how I did it.  #

Okay I know I linked to it when I said I wasn't showing it.  #

Just wanted to see if you were paying attention. :-) #

A picture of a slice of cheese cake. #

Do it right. Mock it up in static HTML and I'll take what you come up with and put it back in the app, with full credit of course.  #

And then when it ships, as open source, it will be themable, and we can all have a blast building these beautiful directory sites that link to each other. #

Anyway that's the idea! :-) #

PS: If you happen to be running a worldOutline server, this is how it works behind the scenes, and an idea of where we're going with this. #

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