Julian Ridden is at it again and the prototype is really an amazing looking theme. Essential theme has taken Moodle sites by storm (and I’ve seen more than a few sites adopt and modify it to create a really awesome looking course site) and Elegance could follow closely in its footsteps. The theme has not been officially released but you can follow the thread at Moodle.org and track the progress to date.
A few notes:
- The theme is built on Bootstrap 3.0 (the latest framework) and is responsive
- It has a cool “tiles” which represent course resources and activities (rather than the standard links)
- Something similar to the Moodle 2.7 navigation is included for easy access to user preferences, settings, messages
- There’s a redesigned “MyMoodle” page
Check out the progress here, note that the theme is currently not recommended for any live site (and especially not a production Moodle): https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=251492
If you’re in Europe (or planning a trip around February) you can also learn from Julian himself as he gives a 2 day Moodle Theme Workshop prior to the MoodleMaharaMoot in Liepzig: http://moodlemoot.moodle.de/course/view.php?id=198.