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NuPlone (1.0)

by Olha Pelishok last modified 2009-01-21
Released on 2008-04-20 by Cornelis Kolbach, Alexander Limi for Plone 3.1 under LGPL - GNU Lesser General Public License available for All platforms.
Software development stage: beta
The new look for Plone 3. Will only work with a release of Plone 3, and in general you don't have to download this separately — it's just here to make packaging for the official Plone releases easier.

NuPlone is a new theme for Plone 3.0 made by:

  • Cornelis Kolbach - Visual design, design studies, initial CSS implementation.
  • Alexander Limi - Plone integration, additional CSS work, usability guidance.


NuPlone is a "taste of things to come", as much as an example of how radically different a theme for Plone can look, using just CSS.

It's a design exploration meant to inform the next-generation default Plone look, but it's also usable in its own right.

In addition, it serves as a good example of advanced CSS styles in Plone:

  • It is much cleaner and more compact than the old Plone CSS, which has grown to become quite bloated over the last 5 years. If you want to learn about CSS and Plone, this is a great starting point.
  • It's an example of a static layout as opposed to the fluid layout of default Plone.
  • It is logically grouped and well-commented.
  • It's much smaller (~25K uncompressed!)


NuPlone is a bit different from the standard theme, and the following tweaks will help you get closer to what the designers intended:

  • Add the search portlet as the topmost portlet in the left column.
  • Turn off icon display in "Theme settings".
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