It is with great pleasure that David and I announce the release of Essential 2.7.4: https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversion.php?id=6596
- FIX: Issue #68. Expand all not showing on Edit course settings. - FIX: Issue #58. Add font colour setting. - FIX: Issue #63. Slider caption overlap. - FIX: Issue #66. Link Colour Not Working. - FIX: Issue #85. Header logo location in RTL. - FIX: Reverted icons back to #999. - FIX: Alternative colour sets all now have the same CSS, docking fixed and consistent with settings. - FIX: Moved all RTL to separate sheet from main CSS. Sheet 'essential-rtl' uses 'flipped' technology ('grunt-css-flip') whilst 'rtl' sheet has manual styles. - FIX: Issue #78. Category icon issue in RTL. - FIX: Issue #90. XML Editor last used. - FIX: Issue #88. XML editor contrast issues. - FIX: Issue #89. Dock causes horizontal scroll bar. - FIX: Issue #93. Navbar / breadcrumb colour setting needed for contrast issues. - FIX: Issue #94. Docking centred text. - FIX: Issue #95. Navbar colour to far. - FIX: Height of page header constrained when screen width < 767px and row-fluid spans go 100%. - NEW: Alternative colour sets have text and link colour settings. - NEW: Optimised svg's to be smaller. - NEW: Warning about IE8 as M2.6 does not support it - http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Moodle_2.6_release_notes#Requirements. - NEW: If the page width setting is narrow and there are custom menu items the navigation bar and page adjusts to cope. - NEW: Optimised colour setting code in lib.php. - NOTE: If you are using an RTL language then please read the instructions in the config.php file to swap to the RTL styles manually. As a code solution to swapping files does not work at the moment and combining all possible CSS into one file leads to a big file with lots of redundant CSS. This presents problems when it comes to portable devices and bandwidth.
We would like to thank all of the people who have taken the time to test and provide constructive feedback on this release.
Essential is by no means finished, there is still so much to do as you can see by: https://github.com/DBezemer/moodle-theme_essential/issues - and there is so much more we would have liked to have included in this release but did not have the time. So do you fancy contributing? Is there some modification that you would like to share with the community? Is there an enhancement you would like? If so then you can:
- Fork the project on GitHub (https://github.com/DBezemer/moodle-theme_essential), make your own changes and issue a pull request for us to review and accept the change.
- Look at the enhancement issues and discuss with us the best way forward on an issue by issue basis.
- Set-up a test installation of Moodle and test the theme. I have some guides to help which will be public when iMoot 2014 videos are public: http://www.slideshare.net/gb2048/my-own-moodle.
I need to take a little break from Essential in order to progress with other real work that has suffered as a result of all the time I've expended recently. Therefore please be patient and understanding in waiting for a response to your questions / issues.