So what exactly is Internet Services?
Internet Services is a theme for Drupal developed by Edison Wong, where original designed by Luka Cvrk. This is my second theme for Drupal, for my client's ecommerce website (a project which is already complete and closed).
Besides original design, this re-implementation provide some advanced feature based on the needs of Drupal, and also complete the mission part for a theme for CMS. Basically it just reuse the screen layout from original design, both page body and CSS are completely rewrite for a better coding style. That's why I call it as a "re-implementation" but not a "direct port".
What are the advanced features?
Well, nothing at all: most of them are related to screen layout. This implementation is a tableless, multi-column, fluid width layout. Both LTR and RTL are supported since Drupal 6.x release. Some eyes catching icons are added for fancy look-and-feel, and so logo, too. User can even customize their layout with a file called as
custom.css, which will not be affected during version upgrade, e.g. restrict layout from fluid width as fixed width. There is also a fancy hack to mission statement so user can apply PHP code snippet for advanced feature.
It is originally reference with K2. BTW, after years of parallel development with my other theme projects, and reference with latest Drupal official themes, Internet Services is now having an old face with completely revamped structure. It is now even coming with version 2: the revamped version of original design by Luka Cvrk.
How about browser support status?
I'm glad you asked!
Internet Services is fully tested with most Acid2 compatible browsers, such as Firefox3 (RC1 at this moment), Opera9.2 and Safari3. Internet Explorer 6/7 may looks fine, but I have no guarantee with it (BTW, I give test with both browser, too...). LTR (Left to Right) layout should also functioning for Firefox2. Long story short, in case of LTR: FF3/Opera9.2/Safari3 > FF2/IE7 >> IE6.
On the other hand, the case of RTL (Right to Left) is a bit complicated. Since most of the browsers can't handle RTL correctly, unless they are strictly follow Acid2 standard, I can only guarantee as function for this 3 browsers: Firefox3, Opera9.2 and Safari3. Beside this 3 the layout is often break, due to incorrectly render of valid CSS. Therefore in case of RTL: FF3/Opera9.2/Safari3 >> FF2/IE7 >> IE6.
Finally, most people asking of a complete Internet Explorer 6 support as well... IE6 is always buggy and need special handling. It even give a wrong rendering result for margin and padding, buggy with PNG, crazy RTL support, and so on. I am not going to support IE6 officially. My IE6 on hand is even a multiple install version (i.e. can run besides IE7, which means it is not a totally clean IE6 as they share part of the libraries...). If it looks fine in IE6, let's thanks god; or else, please contribute your solution and I will try my best to include them.
Just give me the lowdown
- 100% open source.
- Validate with XHTML 1.0 and CSS2
- Fully tested with Acid2 compatible browsers, e.g. Firefox3, Opera9.2 and Safari3.
- Most likely function with legacy browsers, e.g. Firefox2, IE6/7.
- Fluid width layout with minimum width depend on number of columns.
- Support multiple columns.
- Support both LTR and RTL layout.
- Support custom CSS file, so-called
- Support PHP code snippet in mission statement.
- Fancy icons for meta data from Fam fam fam.
- Eyes catching logo designed by me :-)
Any online references?
Hmm... they may change so update me if possible:
- 316ex (customized version)
- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) - Guide
That's quite a mouthful, what else?
If you want more you can try some of the following stuff:
- Download stable or development snapshots of Internet Services
- Internet Services CVS repository.
- Report new bug or request for support.
- Original design, and also version 2.
And that's about it.