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Moodle 2.0 themes; Pieter van der Hijden; Sofos Consultancy, 2011. Overview of the standard Moodle 2.0 themes and the parameters accessible for system administrators.

Moodle 2.0 themes; Pieter van der Hijden; Sofos Consultancy, 2011. Overview of the standard Moodle 2.0 themes and the parameters accessible for system administrators.

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    • Moodle 2.0 themes Pieter van der Hijden (pvdh@sofos.nl) - 3 April 2011Sofos Consultancy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1
    • 1 IntroductionThe look and feel of a Moodle site is highly dependent on the "Theme". Technically, a "Theme" is aset of Cascading Style Sheets, developing them is a professional job: designing the look and feel andbuilding it into style sheets.At site level the theme policy may be selected:• one theme to be used for the whole site• each course category may have its own theme• each course may have its own theme• each user may select his/her favourite themeWhen migrating from Moodle 1.9 to Moodle 2.0, themes are not migrated. The new Moodle 2.0version comes with 17 new built-in themes. Many of them can be customised easily by changingsome parameter settings. In this way it is possible to fine tune a built-in theme to let it fit your housestyle. If that is not sufficient, it is always possible to let some specialists develop your own theme.Content of this memo:• The Gallery chapter gives a visual impression of the 17 standard themes Moodle 2.0 has on board.• The Settings chapter lists the settings of each of the standard themes that can be changed by the system administrator and gives an example of the look and feel of a modified built-in theme.2 GalleryIn the following paragraphs the standard themes Moodle 2.0 has on board are visualised. Note, thatmany themes can be changed interactively, e.g. allowing colours of your house style to be used. 2
    • 2.1 Anomaly2.2 Arialist 3
    • 2.3 Binarius 4
    • 2.4 Boxxie2.5 Brick 5
    • 2.6 Formal White2.7 Formfactor 6
    • 2.8 Fusion 7
    • 2.9 Leatherbound2.10 Magazine 8
    • 2.11 Nimble 9
    • 2.12 Nonzero2.13 Overlay 10
    • 2.14 Serenity2.15 Sky High 11
    • 2.16 Splash2.17 Standard 12
    • 3 SettingsMany of these themes can be modified via so called parameter settings. The table below lists theparameter settings that are available for the 16 standard themes. gh o ic k e y ty r lay ie e e s n es t d to er ri u in li s al hit si o bl xx ni un Hi em Br er m fac az nz m ia re na w Bo Fu bo y o Ov ag Ar Ni No Sk rm th Se An al Bi er M rm 0 Fo h 2. at Fo dle Le oo M1.9 look xbackground xblocks columns xbackground colorblocks content x xbackground colorcolumn width x x L&R xfootnote x x x x x xforum back color xheader background x xcolorheading color x x xhide tag line xlink color x x x x x xlink hover color x xlogo x x x x x xmain color x xmain color accent xmain color link xmenu hover color xpages header xcontenttagline x x x xThe picture below shows how the "formal white" theme could be modified by changing its parametersettings (by the system administrator). 13