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pypm install teamrubber.snakeskin

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version 1.1 on Jan 5th, 2011


SnakeSkin allows skin products for Plone 3 to be created easily in a similar way to the ZopeSkel plone3_theme template. The primary difference is that plone3_theme assumes either a blank theme or a customisation of the default, whereas snakeskin allows the user to select the theme he wants to customise.

This is very useful for commercial environments where a generic skin requires small modifications on a client-by-client basis.

An example using an internal teamrubber skin is:

System Message: WARNING/2 (<string>, line 14)

Literal block expected; none found.

Nimbus:teamrubber.snakeskin matthewwilkes$ paster create -t plone3_snakeskin Selected and implied templates: ZopeSkel#basic_namespace A project with a namespace package teamrubber.snakeskin#plone3_snakeskin A Theme for Plone 3.1 based on another theme egg.

Enter project name: clienttheme.example Variables: egg: clienttheme.example package: clientthemeexample project: clienttheme.example Enter namespace_package (Namespace package (like clienttheme)) ['clienttheme']: clienttheme Enter package (The package contained namespace package (like example)) ['example']: example Enter version (Version) ['1.0']: 1.0 Enter theme_name (The name of this theme) ['Client Skin']: Client Skin Enter base_theme (The package containing the theme to base on (the name of the egg)) ['plonetheme.example']: plonetheme.example Enter basename (The name of the Zope skin layer the above theme provides) ['My Theme']: My Theme Enter description (One-line description of the package) ['A theme based on an existing arbitrary plone 3 theme.']: This is my client customisation of the defaults for plone3_theme. Enter long_description (Multi-line description (in reST)) ['']: I'm not feeling talkative. Enter author (Author name) ['']: Matthew Wilkes Enter author_email (Author email) ['']: matt.wilkes@teamrubber.com Enter keywords (Space-separated keywords/tags) ['']: Enter url (URL of homepage) ['']: Enter license_name (License name) ['GPL']: Enter zip_safe (True/False: if the package can be distributed as a .zip file) [False]:



Fix skins.xml template precedence. [MatthewWilkes]

Simplify options [MatthewWilkes]


Initial concept, includes some ideas from OOTB plone themes, but not all [MatthewWilkes]

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