Styx ⓈSpartacus: Themes
SPARTACUS stands for
Serendipity Plugin Access Repository Tool And Customization/Unification System
[S]erendipity [P]lugin [A]ccess [R]epository [T]ool [A]nd [C]ustomization/[U]nification [S]ystem
This preview page is equal with Serendipity Styx 3.9.1 revision, from 2022, July 31st.
Singular (additional) theme downloads are possible, via their download link.
Serendipity Styx Spartacus: Core Themes
Styx Release: Core Backend Themes
Styx [backend] [Standard]
Styx Release: Core Frontend Themes
B46 [Black Edition]
boot [Take 5 Pool]
PHP Engine (Experimental)
Serendipity Styx Spartacus: Additional frontend themes
Most of these following themes weren't touched since at least a decade by their authors! But this is Serendipity! You'll find some gems while searching and most of them proofed over years that Serendipity was still compatible and able to run with them.
Having this in mind, these themes were updated to support Serendipity Styx 3.0+. This means that they all got a fundamental ground check against Smarty or XSS vulnerabilities, fixed display issues and other odds, improved general behaviour, removed or replaced outdated or nonfunctional conditions, etc.
They all got some refreshed and fundamental CSS styles on top to support features which came by with newer Serendipity Styx versions or general CSS/HTML improvements. Some of them - and those were the well designed gems - even got a fully (and more structured) upgrade, so that they can be taken as an example for custom themes.
Some had to be renamed to match the convention of lowercased directory names and to get rid of odd Spartacus sorting issues. And they all changed their inner structure to the default W3C recommendation HTML5 doctype, leaving the old XHTML behind.
Since also being cleared-out, in terms of the more up-to-date template fallback mechanism files, it is strongly recommended to NOT use them as a simple drop-in replacement for previous themes. Best used with a current Serendipity Styx 3.x Edition, which allows to remove additional themes first by an easy maintenance task.