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Professional Plone Development: Building robust, content-centric web applications with Plone 3, an open source Content Management System by Martin Aspeli

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Chapter 8. Creating a Custom Theme

Plone’s default look and feel is best described as functional. It has evolved over several years to facilitate a wide range of features and user interface metaphors. If Plone is being deployed as an internal content management solution, it is probably a good choice. However, custom branding is normally required for public-facing systems such as the Optilux website.

In this chapter, we will demonstrate how to create a new theme for Plone. We will add a new style sheet to change the visual appearance of various parts of the Plone site, change the default page layout, and customize a few templates to provide alternative markup where necessary.

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We mentioned themes (sometimes also called skins) briefly in ...

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