i've been working on an installation of OCS as a trial for several days now and I am not convinced by the customizability of the themes. I've come to an end of the possibilities of the ocs-theme-management as you can only change stylesheets but not the actual HTML-structure. As this was not sufficient, i just changed all the template files. However this has lead to a point were I was looking forward to an update of OCS (because of the Time Block Bug
) but how to update an installation were you have customized a lot of the core-template-files.
My point is, it would be a real improvement if the system would let you create HTML-Templates which are independent of the core-programming. Something you can put into a template directory and than select from a form in the site-management. These would therefore be more independent from updating processes. I think wordpress, joomla and other blogsoftware/content management systems do it this way. I will be sitting here and make a list of dozens of files i changed, so i can put them back after updating.
I'm sorry I'm not a native speaker, I hope I could somehow give you a glimpse of what my intention is here.