The main benefit of using themes in SharePoint 2010 is in the flexibility you have around what does and what does not get themed. By default, when you apply a theme to a SharePoint 2010 site the following items adopt the theme’s attributes such as colors, font type, and font color:
• Ribbon user interface elements
• Highlighting for bulk editing operations
• Site Action button and drop-down menu
• Shortcut menus
• Pages in the /_layouts folder
• Dialog boxes
• Web part chrome
Themes do not address changing layout or positioning of objects on a page. If you want to use CSS to modify layout then consider using CSS options, as discussed in Chapter 16.
The edit options available within the ribbon also inherit ...