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Moo's Ruby Red (1.0.3)

by olena last modified 2008-12-23
Released on 2006-01-10 by Mikko Ohtamaa for Plone 2.1 under GPL - GNU General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: beta
Moo's Ruby Red skin gives reddish look for your site, with a bit heavier touch than Plone's default skin. The layout is same as in Plone's default skin.
Moo's Ruby Red


Copyright 2005 Mikko Ohtamaa. This product is based on DIYPlone 0.2 product (installer code), copyright David Convent and Martin Aspeli. The orignal author of the default background image is Architetto Francesco Rollandin, the image taken from


Moo's Ruby Red skin gives reddish look for your site, with a bit heavier touch than Plone's default skin. There are no layout changes. The color world is especially suitable for social democratic sites ;)

The base color is Ruby Red (r153 g0 b0) and other colors have evolved around it. To see details, check skins/rubyred/base_properties.prop file. Some icon graphics is redrawn to be more suitable for the skin colors. Colophon (the lowest information bar with compatibility logos) is also hidden by default.


Basically all colors are changed to be reddish.

  • Changed background and foreground colors in most elements 
  • Tweaked coloring based on a workflow state 
  • Recolored some icons 
  • Redesigned some icons
  • Added a new destructive icon 
  • Added a new logo, changed how logo is rendered 
  • Hid colophon (the bottom bar of a page with various useless logos = )
  • Changed footer message 
  • Region content background has a fixed background image


  • At least Plone 2.1.1.
  • Tested with Plone 2.1.1, othet versions might not work


  1. Extract RubyRed to your Plone/Data/Products directory
    • If your Zope instance is under a special user (on Unix) you need to switch to this user before unpacking the archive.
    • Example how to extract files as user zope: sudo -u zope tar -xzf /tmp/RubyRed-1.0.1.tar.gz  
  2. Use Plone quick installer to install the product. Remember to hit reload in a browser.
  3. Now skin should be deployed site wide. You can check that Moo's Ruby Red appears in portal_skins Properties tab.


  • You need to change customize and files with your own logo and copyright texts.
    1. Go to Zope Management interface, choose Plone -> portal_skins
    2. Choose Ruby Red
    3. Click either footer, logo_animated or logo_text. The logo is divided to two parts. You can disable the other part if you can have logo in one piece.
    4. Click customize
    5. Now you can edit your custom items in portal_skins/custom folder


Moo's Ruby Red is in live usage in

Quality assurance

The skin is tested with:

  • Plone 2.1.1 (Plone version 2.1.1 or higher is required)
  • Zope 2.8.1 
  • Windows XP
  • Linux (Ubuntu 5.10 Breezy)
  • IE 6.0
  • Opera 8.5
  • Firefox 1.0

This version doesn't work with Plone 2.1.0. If you need to run Plone 2.1.0 use release Moo's Ruby Red 1.0.1.

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