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Tiki Theme Generator

Work has started for Tiki7 at Theme Generator.


Some tools to pick colors from an image:


Proposed steps to building a Tiki theme generator (with focus on colors):

Please first read an idea for generating a custom css style from a photo / logo. Is this URL still correct?

Step #1
Modify one of the current CSS (style) to have a small number (3-6) of basic colors. Maybe jqui as the first one.

changing colors:
you can list them with:
  grep -i " #[0-9a-f]\{3,6\};" styles/jqui.css | cut -d\# -f2 | sort | uniq -c
and change them with:
  perl -pi -e 's/AAAAAA/bbbbbb/g' styles/jqui.css
*/


Step #2
Turn these colors into variables, for example $background, $basecolor, $highlight, etc

Step #3
Use a Color Scheme Generator

Step #4
See the theme in action, and

Step #5
Save CSS


Alternate step #3 (nice to have)
Generate colors from a photo / logo. There is a “Random From Image” button. So the user could try several times until he finds something pleasing. (like StrangeBanana) http://www.colr.org/ or http://mwcz.org/projects/colorpal/
https://github.com/thephpleague/color-extractor

Alternate step #3 (nice to have)
Generate colors which contrast well (for text over backgound)
http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/csscolor/
https://github.com/Tanaguru/Contrast-Finder

Step #6 (nice to have)
For cases where we need a gradient (example, calendar event importance), we could have a formula which generates them. Please see “Generating Palettes With PHP” from site above for an example. #Another possible tool: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/color-blend/

Step #7 (nice to have)
For all the images, logos, etc in Tiki, we should try to make sure they are all transparent so they look good with different backgrounds.

Step #8 (nice to have)
Use ImageMagick or GD to manipulate graphics HSV values so that multiple graphics themes such as *metal can be combined into a single metal theme that can be colourised to any hue and saturation the administrator desires. Step 8 would allow the colours of any graphical theme (eg new tiki themes such as the default tikithemes theme and kubrick) to be modified.

Step #9 (nice to have)
Create some nice on the fly logo like: http://cooltext.com/


Previous forum post about Tiki theme generator idea:
tiki-view_forum_thread.php?forumId=3&comments_parentId=2 Is this correct? Talks about Tiki’s calendar.

Related links:
Kuler A web-hosted application for generating color themes.


WordPress Index Builder
Step 3 offers a color picker and Generated Color Scheme.

Drupal CMS Theme Generator
In Excel
http://www.positioniseverything.net/articles/pie-maker/pagemaker_form.php
http://www.maketemplate.com/form/

Theme developer module for Drupal 6 - Screencast “We have built Firebug for Drupal Theming. You may now click on any part of the page and a sexy popup display shows which theme function/template outputted the HTML, and what other files could have done so. Armed with this info, a themer may quickly and accurately override the presentation. Further, all the variables passed into the template/function are presented for review.”


CSS Constants
https://www.christianheilmann.com/2005/02/11/css-constants/


CSS Tools:
http://www.alvit.de/handbook/

Wordpress theme browser

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luci, 14:22 GMT, : @Bsfez: :-D
Bsfez, 09:52 GMT, : This is really a nice Tiki !
chibaguy, 10:32 GMT, : Site admins: Be careful about editing the topbar menu, which is in a small space. I had to fix an option that should be a menuSection, to prevent overflow.
Torsten, 19:44 GMT, : hidden functionality "; recommitted in trunk, tested and working. Documentation under way on [Link]
chibaguy, 16:45 GMT, : The layout template can now be changed using the "Layout" module above. :-)