Back in the day, the CivicSpace theme was designed by Chris Messina (factoryjoe on twitter, amazingly tallented guy) for CivicSpace. The theme was designed to make it incredibly easy for grass roots organizations and campaigns to develop a site that had the style and features they would need for their campaign or community to suceed.
Unfortunately, the theme has gone down-hill with time. And hasn’t seen a true upgrade since Drupal 4.6 (the time of the CivicSpace distro). Last year I got permission to take over the CivicSpace theme project, and to remake it into something useful for communities today. And that brings me to the reason for this post. I’m looking for two things to help develop version 2 of the CivicSpace theme into the best possible base theme for community organizations.
Firstly, I want to get feedback from those of you who are working with community organizations right now. What kind of things do you want in a theme? Also, I want to hear from theme developers, who might be interested in helping make the next generation of grass roots base theme. The CivicSpace theme should put community first, so be sure and have your say!