So what's taking so long with the all new and spiffy Hoeben.net theme that I have been promising, apart from the ever-popular excuse of not having the time?
Basically, CSS is. I want to change the two menus on the left to be nice hierarchical dropdowns at the top of the page. That shouldn't be too hard (even with some IE specific CSS deficiencies), but I want to do as little hacking into Drupal's xtemplate theming system as possible, which makes it just that bit harder to accomplish.
One of the reasons for not wanting to hack into the template system is that Drupal 4.5 will be released shortly, which apparently includes a number of changes in the theming system. I'm hoping xtemplate.module will work as an abstraction layer for these changes. And I will want to upgrade to 4.5 as it promises to include better image/file uploading and management, something I have been waiting for for hoeben.net.
Well, work is now officially underway.
The top navigation does not work on IE for the time being, though a fix was examined locally. I am sure there are still some CSS incompatibilities, such as IE not yet displaying sub-topics, but I'll work that out later... Oops! Forgot my own discovery about HTC components on XP SP2. The top menu is broken on IE on XP SP2, will fix later...
The 'theme' is no more than an xtemplate and a set of css files at the moment. No hacking into xtemplate.module as of yet, to ensure future compatibility. I am going to have to make some changes though, as I want my familty to be able to have a custom style applied to their weblog, and probably even have a css file for each topic.