Let’s face it, the stock Moodle graphic treatment isn’t so pretty. Sure, you get used to it, but the line spacing is too small, the structural hints too few, and the icons too ’95. Unfortunately, the Moodle themes gallery is pretty spare considering how widely Moodle is used. WordPress is the leader in its class — its community makes dozens of terrific themes available for free, and those get modified and distributed to other blogging platforms. Perusing the Moodle themes, I was in for another surprise. My favorite of the bunch, CR-Pamona, is only available under a “no derivative works” Creative Commons license. Though it’s available for free download, I can’t modify it? That’s a real shame — not in keeping with the spirit of the Moodle enterprise. They have a number of other good-looking themes for $199, not a bad price, but they could do more for the Moodle user community that is making their commercial enterprise possible in the first place. Does anyone know of another source for free Moodle themes or a good base theme for modification?
I found a better resource: Free themes from Theme Gurus. I wonder why they didn’t post to the Moodle themes area?