Gareth Barnard has done it yet again and announced what he is calling an essential re-write of the Shoelace theme for Moodle. The theme is currently in ‘release candidate’ status at Moodle.org.
Why the re-write? Gareth explained that there were two motivation. He wanted to “learn how to implement the new Mustache templating mechanism… [and expand his] knowledge of jQuery and learn how to create modules.” We do love the constant evolution demanded by Moodle and its associated technologies.
The new Shoelace has two major new features:
- A carousel on the front page and
- Functionality with the navbar that shows/hides it as you scroll on the page.
As you would expect there are also a number of other fixes and updates. These include:
- Fixing a typo in the Style Guide and added the Style Guide now associated with Essential (you can access it from outside your site here – moodlesite/theme/shoelace/pages/styleguide.php)
- Using only templates based on Mustache
- A color change for dimmed out text
- Several fixes to the navbar (including the new show/hide feature)
- A new logo height setting
- A variety of font adjustments for more awesomeness
If you’d like to take a look, the release candidate is available here: https://moodle.org/plugins/pluginversion.php?id=10935
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Do you currently use Shoelace on your Moodle? Will you update to this new version? Tell us in the comments below!