To be perfectly honest, I am not sure. From the demo perspective, Composed Looks have a lot of oohh ahhh sex appeal but when you drill down to the nitty gritty of development and deployment, the oohs and ahhs turn into, oh no and ah geez.
Randy Drisgill came across a great challenge and weird issue with SharePoint in regards to disabling themes on custom master pages. I wanted to expand a bit more on what he has posted about. Continue reading A Bit More About Disabling Themes in Master Pages
One of the major drawbacks of SharePoint themes is you have to reapply the theme to any site that uses your custom theme in order to see any new changes that you have made. This happens because when you apply a theme to a SharePoint site, a copy of the theme is added for the site in the content database. Continue reading SharePoint 2007 Design Tip: Import your CSS for SharePoint Themes
I got asked a question I have never heard before, so I decided to post a reply here.
Q: Can you turn a SharePoint master page into a theme? Continue reading Turning a Master Page into a Theme
Over the last few months I have heard a lot of confusion and question about if a site should use a master page or a theme. In this post I am going to go through some basic pros and cons and information to help you make a better decision as to how to brand your SharePoint 2007 site. Continue reading Master Pages vs. Themes: Which Do You Choose?
WSS v2 made use of Themes, a package of CSS and images that changed the look, or skin, of a WSS site. New with MOSS 2007, Themes can also be used for MOSS sites as well as WSS v3. Continue reading SharePoint Tip: How to specify a Theme
A lot of people face the issue of how to change the SharePoint interface and are met with a lot of info and options which results in confusion. I have put together a brief overview of main options and talked about the issue of why straight-forward advice for this topic is hard to come by.
I can attest that building themes are a royal PITA due to the reasons Bil outline in his post Site Settings, Apply Theme, Apply, Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Continue reading Bil Shares a Good Theme Testing Trick