[Python-Dev] new "theme" on SourceForge!

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 10:28:16 -0500 (EST)

  While "theme-ability" is becoming very popular for desktop software
(think about the latest Gnome and KDE systems for Unix, and some of
the multimedia applications for Windows, and the newest MacOS
desktops), it can be a huge drain on Web sites; too many graphics is a
pain, and too many tables just makes it worse.
  SourceForge had definately fallen prey to the overly-fancy themes,
and all of us developers paid the price with slow rendering.
  But they've fixed that!
  The SF crew has announced a new "theme" called "Ultra Light" which
is optimized for slow connections.  What that really means is less
embedded graphics and fewer nested tables, so rendering is *much*
  To try the new theme, go to the "Change My Theme" link near the top
of the left-hand navigation area.  Use the form to select "Ultra
Light"; you can preview the theme first if you want.
  Guido also thinks its cool that the bug & patch report pages are
printable with this theme.  (Sheesh... managers! ;)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Digital Creations