[Plone-UI] UI request: Plone theme mapper (ala 'Banjo')

Jon Stahl jonstahl at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 05:45:08 UTC 2011

I have been playing with this: it is awesome and y'all should check it
out immediately, it will blow your mind. :-)


On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Martin Aspeli <optilude+lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> As you may know, there's a PLIP for Plone 4.3 about including a more
> advanced editing environment for themes inside the Diazo control panel. We
> now have:
>  - A filemanager and general text editor
>  - A Banjo-like theme mapper that shows a split view of rules, preview theme
> as applied to the content, raw content and raw theme, including a rule
> builder wizard and source preview
> These are starting to become quite functional and powerful, but they are not
> really integrated. I've added a crude link from the file manager to mapper
> for testing purposes, but what I'm wondering is how we can expose these two
> views as one, or as something that integrates more cleanly.
> Is anyone willing to take a look? If so, check out the branch from github:
> $ git clone -b optilude-ace git at github.com:plone/plone.app.theming.git
> Then build out as normal:
> $ python2.6 bootstrap.py
> $ bin/buildout
> Install the "Diazo theme support" extension profile and then go to the
> control panel. From here, create a new theme based on the template (which is
> very basic for now!). You should then be taken to the file manager. Click
> "open theme mapper" to open the theme mapper view (there's no way back yet).
> Martin

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