Quote from: Fatknuckle at Feb 23, 2011, 09:28 PM
He he. Funny. I should start a start coding horrors website, you dont even want to look at the head includes of this template Im using, Yikes.
But I do hafta admit the plug-ins thing is kind alright, but with those a lot of the presentation layers are hardcoded and require cracking them open as well to do even a simple task...
I think you’re onto something there.... we geeks would enjoy seeing little bits of code that created terrible disasters. Of course, the disaster is much more fun than the code. Maybe somebody’s already doing that somewhere.
Yeah, that Kubrick was truly evil from almost every standpoint, especially CSS. Stanley would not approve. In fact, if you uninstalled the default themes, WP stopped working. Pitiful! It was only recently that WP has a new default theme that actually doesn’t suck. Of course the problem with that is that newbies use it, and then when they do auto-update to WP, their changes are trashed because, well, it’s the default theme that comes with it, and they weren’t "informed".
I’ve always thought that the themes that "ship" with MODx were, well, I won’t say it.
But it’s less important when it’s so easy to make a new theme. And for me, the key to enjoyment of WP theme development is to use a quality theme framework, and do all your coding with child themes. Frameworks start very plain vanilla, so you can get as designer-y and crazy as ya wanna be, and still take advantage of many nice pre-built parts. Best of all, it’s upgrade-proof, safe from either theme or WP auto-updates. Hacking apart a WP theme that someone tells you that they like, no matter how well-constructed, is not as much fun, and more re-work (with a couple exceptions).