I have made a short screen cast on the progress I am making with the Shoehorn theme (https://github.com/gjb2048/moodle-theme_shoehorn):
Nice...I want to learn how to do a talkover video!
Tell me Gareth what is the value of having course tiles?
I use the pro version of BB Flashback (http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/bbflashback.aspx). Really good .
The course tiles will reduce the SOD when you have lots of courses but it does not have the need to hover over to see the name as Elegance has.
I really like your work and now I begin to regret we have not won your iMoot competition...
I especially like the idea of Activity tiles. Many of our teachers are using the Grid format and this is exactly what one teacher working on a tablet suggested -- the possibility to have a Grid within a section of a course (not only on a course homepage) to make the whole course more touch-friendly. There is one thing I have not completely understood from the video -- is having acitivity/resourse tiles a setting you can turn on and off in a course as a teacher (like the grid course format), or is it a default of the theme that the teacher cannot change?
BTW, in the GitHub link you provided, there is an extra ":". I see you have a new version for 2.7, I'll try to install it in our test 2.7 installation and try it out.
The setting is a part of the theme and can only be changed by an administrator. To be changed by a teacher in the course it would have to be a course format setting and the CSS therefore within it.