Thursday, June 05, 2008

Theme Clarification

It seems that a number of people are confused about my explanation of the "default blue" theme. Several people e-mailed me to say they picked that theme so they can see the themes change whenever I change them.

When you create an account on Atlas Quest, the default theme is none. No specific theme is selected, and therefore you'll see whatever happens to be up on Atlas Quest. Over 11,000 accounts use this theme, which doesn't surprise me at all for two reasons: one, it's the default, and two, most people seem to enjoy seeing the changing themes.

It is possible, however, to explicitly choose the default blue theme, which will force Atlas Quest to always show you that theme, no matter what. If you select the default blue theme, that is all you will ever see. The theme will never change. That's the one that 131 people have selected.

I guess calling it default blue is confusing for people. I called it that since it's the normal theme when no specialized themes are being used. It was the first one I created, it had a bluish look to it, and it's the one Atlas Quest default to when there is no other appropriate theme to display, so I called it default blue. I imagined, back then, I'd someday create other major color variations. A default purple, perhaps, or a default yellow, but that never ended up happening. And now I have so many ideas for other themes I'd like to create, I can't imagine I'll ever get around to other generic default themes.

So, to reduce the confusion, I plan to change the name of default blue. The default in default blue is Atlas Quest's default theme. The default for most of YOU, however, is "no theme."

So I'm going to start calling the "no theme" theme as just simply "default" and the name for default blue will be.... (fill in the blank here!)

7 comments:

The Gillespie Tribe said...

"So, to reduce the confusion, I plan to change the name of default blue. The default in default blue is Atlas Quest's default theme. The default for most of YOU, however, is "no theme."

So I'm going to start calling the "no theme" theme as just simply "default" and the name for default blue will be.... (fill in the blank here!)"

Ah...wow... that was as clear as mud! Thanks for the clarification =o) LOL...

Cheers!
Rhea
*who understood you correctly the first time, and is trying not to be confused by the explanation!

Anonymous said...

I had to laugh Rhea, I totally agree! lol
Okie Dog

Florida Sunsets said...

...fill in the blank??

How about simply calling it Roadmap?
Florida Sunsets

Anonymous said...

...Throatwarbler Mangrove.

--Laughing Gravy

Anonymous said...

Whew! Thank goodness you cleared that up! ;D -- Butterfly Suzy

Anonymous said...

fill in the blank???
well if your gonna change no theme to default then why not change default blue to classic blue? that should avoid confusion.
-mama ducky

Terras4TheHunt said...

AQ Blue!