19th Jul 2011
Every theme in Symphony has an important mission: to introduce newcomers to Symphony by way of a working example. Spectrum, the name of this version's default theme, was designed and developed with such a mission in mind by following a set of constraints. A default theme is required to:
- be presented in a format that is universally identified and intuitive.
- have a clear and simple HTML structure.
- demonstrate the fundamental concepts in Symphony—sections, fields, data sources and events—and their interactions together.
- avoid functionality that does not have any educational value.
Our first rule states that a default theme needs to be in a format that is instantly recognisable to a user. As a result, all of the themes created in Symphony's history have emphasised a weblog structure. Spectrum continues this tradition.