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#1 2015-01-15 17:35:15

philwareham
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From: Farnham, Surrey, UK
Registered: 2009-06-11
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4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

I’ve compiled a 2nd alpha release of the public-side theme that’ll be in Textpattern 4.6, if people want to test it and/or use it for a basis for their own sites. Download from the GitHub repo’s releases section.

Post any issues you find in the GitHub repo’s issues section.

I’m still pondering making this a single column design, rather than the current 2 column. I’m make that decision by the time alpha3 arrives.

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#2 2015-01-15 20:27:02

gaekwad
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

Question rather than issue: should the canonical URL change for author and category lists?

There’s provision for a robots noindex in both cases, but the homepage, author and category all share the same canonical URL.

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#3 2015-01-16 07:37:33

philwareham
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

Hmmm, good point. Maybe open a github issue and I’ll investigate.

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#4 2015-01-16 09:34:55

gaekwad
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

Looks like a tag-specific bug rather than how the theme uses it, for completeness. That said, I’ll raise an issue on GH.

Edit: done – github.com/textpattern/textpattern-default-theme/issues/55

Last edited by gaekwad (2015-01-17 16:58:19)

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#5 2015-01-17 16:11:09

dos
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

Nice work!

I would love to see a single column version of it. I think in the current version the actual article content is a bit too cramped. Not sure though, I’m nowhere an expert. Webdesigners tend to say 50% of the window size is a good ratio for the line length.

Maybe it just feels cramped because the content is not centered. A pretty much perfect ratio is what the folks from Ghost have done: Ghost Casper Demo

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#6 2015-01-19 09:55:26

philwareham
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

@gaekwad

Thinking about canonical a bit further, I think my current method is correct. Since the author article list and category list are not pages I want indexed by search engines, the canonical is fine as is (pointing to homepage URL). I’ll stand corrected of you feel strongly that this is incorrect. It also cuts down on the convoluted nest of tags needed to get author and category canonicals displayed.

@dos

My original framework, from which the public theme is derived, is a single column by default – so it’s more than likely I’ll move to a single column design for this real soon.

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#7 2015-01-19 11:49:03

gaekwad
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

philwareham wrote #287525:

Thinking about canonical a bit further, I think my current method is correct. Since the author article list and category list are not pages I want indexed by search engines, the canonical is fine as is (pointing to homepage URL). I’ll stand corrected of you feel strongly that this is incorrect. It also cuts down on the convoluted nest of tags needed to get author and category canonicals displayed.

+1. Not worth the tag soup that would be required to fix it up. I’d come to a largely similar conclusion after I raised it, though in a less eloquent fashion than your phrasing above. I’ll self-close that issue I opened.

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#8 2015-03-20 10:56:34

gaekwad
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

In Presentation -> Forms, there isn’t currently any specific formatting on the form name or type. They are assigned the txp-label-fixed span class, whereas on the current 4.5.x they are strong’d text. The upshot is that where a form can be duplicated and previewed, there’s a clump of unformatted text above the form editing window. It may just be me, but that struck me a bit out of place with the rest of the layout. Before I have a play and see if I can tweak it, is this intended behaviour?

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#9 2015-03-20 11:04:49

philwareham
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Registered: 2009-06-11
Posts: 3,175
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

Sorry Pete, are we talking about the admin theme? And what branch – master or txp-admin-update?

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#10 2015-03-20 11:15:57

gaekwad
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Re: 4.6 public theme - alpha2 released for testing

My bad, I should’ve included a screenshot and more info.

Master branch. Admin theme. Screenshot of browser and inspector side-by-side: oi60.tinypic.com/1zqf0xf.jpg

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