No Support => Announcements => Topic started by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:29:21 pm

Title: Theme Contest announcement: new default theme for cpg1.5.x
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:29:21 pm
The previous releases of Coppermine came with a default theme named "Classic", which looks a bit old-fashioned by today's design standards. That's why the Coppermine developer team would like to ship the new, upcoming release of cpg1.5.x with a new default theme that matches modern web design criteria. We decided to hold a competition for theme designers in which you're welcome to participate. Interested? Read on:
Title: Rules:
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:29:53 pm
Title: Criteria that the theme contributions must match:
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:30:53 pm
Title: Themeing for cpg1.5.x:
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:31:12 pm
The theming engine for cpg1.5.x hasn't changed dramatically (seen from cpg1.4.x). There are however some additional placeholder tokens in template.html ( that need to be taken into account. Additionally, there are some extra CSS classes in cpg1.5.x that didn't exist in prior versions. That's why it makes sense to use cpg1.5.x to design a theme for that version. You can create your new theme meant to enter the competition using cpg1.4.x as well if you're reluctant to get a copy of the preliminary cpg1.5.x code and perform a local install. However, if you can, you should go for your local copy of cpg1.5.x.
You can get your copy comparatively easy: although there is no pre-made package ready for release yet, you can perform a SVN checkout as suggested in Preliminary documentation for cpg1.5.x -> Developer documentation -> Subversion -> Is there no single package that I could download instead? (
Title: The contest:
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:31:46 pm

edit: There were not enough submissions to have a proper theme contest, so the dev team is considering what to do next.  Voting has been put on hold indefinitely.

If you have any questions about the theme contest, there is a topic for that:
Theme Contest Discussion (,56886.msg277970.html#msg277970)
Title: Reward / Prices:
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:32:10 pm
These are the current prizes to win:
Be sure to check back, as they will be updated!


1st runner up:

2nd runner up:

We currently can't yet offer any kind of reward or compensation except a lot of page impressions and your name and site being mentioned. We're currently looking for potential sponsors for prizes to make the competition more fun. So, if you're not actually a theme artist, but a potential sponsor, please read the section "sponsorship (,56803.msg277496.html#msg277496)" for details. For those of you who would like to figure out what prizes will be available, please re-visit this thread - we'll update it if there are any news.
Additionally, the winner will receive an exclusive T-Shirt with Coppermine logo.
Finally, contributing your theme design is a nice contribution and a good way to give something back to the community for the app.
Title: Sponsorship:
Post by: Joachim Müller on November 29, 2008, 03:32:39 pm
On behalf of the Coppermine group, we would like to invite companies to sponsor the Coppermine Theme Contest, to be held till 1st of February, 2009.

Coppermine Photo Gallery is a web picture gallery script written in PHP with a MySQL backend. It is a free and open source project, with over 4,500,000 downloads, aiming to be the best in online multimedia galleries. The Theme Contest is organized to find a new and refreshing theme to fit the release of our upcoming new version (v1.5.x). It is the first time this Contest is held.

As a theme design contest, you will find that the contestants are most likely to be the target audience of companies that offer graphic or web software or services.

We are currently seeking sponsorship to be used as prizes. This could be a license of your app or a voucher. Companies offering their support will receive recognition on the contest page on a website which has hundreds of visitors a day.

If you have any questions or require further information about sponsorship or other aspects of the Coppermine Theme Contest, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to speaking with you in the near future.