[mythtv-theming] MythTV-Themes Web Site

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Jun 15 07:46:05 UTC 2012

Hello, themers!

Github provides an ability to create web sites for users, organizations 
(like MythTV-Themes) or projects (like your individual theme repos).  I 
finally got around to creating a web site for the MythTV-Themes 


and, as you can see, someone should revoke my privileges on that repo!  
So, due to my severe lack of artistic talent, I have added all theme 
authors who are hosting one or more themes in the MythTV-Themes 
organization to a new Team called Website-Commit, which allows push and 
pull access to the mythtv-themes.github.com repo.  With this permission, 
you all have the ability to fix (er, completely redo :) the web site (as 
well as perform any maintenance on it, such as updating preview images 
as your themes change or whatever).  You can check out the repo as 
described at https://github.com/MythTV-Themes/mythtv-themes.github.com:

git clone git at github.com:MythTV-Themes/mythtv-themes.github.com.git

The current page uses the preview image from each theme, as specified by 
the themeinfo.xml.  Since these preview images are generally huge, 
they're sized to 320x180 (for wide themes) or 320x240 (for square 
themes), but this is done on the client side by the browser.  Therefore, 
the page is huge and unwieldy.  If you have more-appropriately-sized 
preview images (or would like to add some) in your repos, feel free to 
change the link.

There's also a complete lack of style (and design), so it would be 
wonderful if you all could come up with a better idea for the site and 
make it a great place to showcase your beautiful themes and provide an 
easier-to-navigate site for any prospective users or themers.  Feel free 
to discuss any proposals here on the list or even just mention that 
you're willing to do a "first draft" rework of the page I put up there 
(just so we don't have multiple people working independently to replace 
it).  Note, also, that we're not limited to a single page, so feel free 
to make the site as deep as desired--including placing resources for 
themers up there or anything else that will make things easier for you.


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