Hey everyone, as we had a brief call with the Kineo team this week I just wanted to put up one of the discussion points which we had.
We talked about the re-structuring of files and one of the items which was raised was the inclusion of "Themes" and the folder structure, should we only allow one theme per course or allow the user to include multiple themes.
This could really add great benefits to an author who would like to create 1 course, with the option of having multiple skins.
For example a course author creates a module on Health and Safety, but wishes to sell this to multiple organisations. Having the same course with the option to pick the main skin upon publishing would allow him/her to maintain one set of core files but re-brand quickly. Also meaning one place to edit content and one place to fix issues for multiple clients using the same course.
This also fits in nicely with the plug-ins idea, people could install new skins from the community.
One of the points which was raised was that theme folders could become quite large, and if for example an author had 15 skins downloaded, we wouldn't want all skins being included in the publish output.
One way around this would be to configure which skin is being used and only include this in the publish output, something which should be technically possible.
I thought I would open this up for discussion to see what everyone else thought about this.