We are happy to announce that the work in progress in the last few weeks to make the new Quetzal theme for Newscoop is underway. The theme will offer a magazine style aesthetic with lots of multimedia functionality and a nice fluid and responsive layout.
The implementation of the theme was made by myself and Byron Arnulfo Corrales Rivas. The design was made by Erick Alexander Flores Barneond from Guatemala and he named the theme after the national bird.
We decided to build the theme on top of the Twitter Bootstrap CSS-Framework. The basis of the concept was to make it easy to create new skins and separate the CSS according to functionality.
This is formed by three files:
For a better understanding on how this works, just take a look at the following demos:
Quetzal without the "skin" file: this is the theme without any customization, for instance no color specifications. It allows developers a good starting point to create their own stylistic choices.
Quetzal with the "skin" file loaded: this is the final Quetzal theme and how it will look by default.
This design is still under development so there are still some rough edges, but we hope it gives a sense of the direction. You'll find more information and documentation (soon) at the Newscoop Wiki.
We plan to release it in mid-April. So stay tuned and see you soon!
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