on April 10, 2013
Just had to put this somewhere I knew everybody would get the chance to read it.
The thing that's making it take so long to open up the dev section, is a class thing I'm doing.
Basically, I'm putting a generic class into all the main div's of the website. For example, tm_head is going to be on all the headers of the site. This will make it very easy for you guys to change everything in a theme without missing any spots. Of course, you will still also be able to target specific areas like you're already doing. There will just be general tags to fallback to so nothing is left blank.
I'm also going to be putting in a form like:
After filling this form out and hitting submit, it will generate you a basic template to work with, and then you will put in the details from there. It will probably also include some checkboxes on what CSS selectors you want put on your template.
I also plan on re-designing the theme page to accommodate all these new submitted themes that are cluttering up the selection page(and it will help you find the more popular ones). I'm also putting in a way for mods to block any user that starts submitting themes without knowing any CSS(it'll be called losing CSS dev privileges or something) so it doesn't turn into a crap pile.
So yeah, that's why it's taking so long. It should be well worth it.