I think the most important thing you guys at edX can and should do is move 
to your own externally managed (private repo) theme.

This will both reduce the likely-hood of other sites/instances using your 
color scheme/trademarks, and also make sure you understand the pain themers 
have to go through.

On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 9:36:57 AM UTC-7, Shauna Gordon-McKeon wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> In the couple of months since I’ve joined edX, I’ve heard a lot of 
> discussion in the community about theming.  Given the level of interest in 
> and trouble with theming, we’ve decided to go beyond dealing with each 
> problem on a case by case basis, and see if we can address some of the 
> underlying issues - together.
> We have a pretty solid understanding of the main issues with theming 
> (summarized here) and a decent sense of what’s important to you, but we’d 
> like to get a more systematic sense of your priorities.  To that end, we’ve 
> created a survey: http://bit.ly/2dZwVmP.  If you care at all about 
> theming, please fill it out!
> If the survey indicates enough interest, we’re going to launch a working 
> group to tackle these problems within the next couple of weeks.  Of course, 
> “launching a working group” is something we’re also trying to clarify and 
> redefine, so I understand if some of you feel a little in the dark about 
> what the next steps actually will be.  The very short version is “we’ll 
> work with the community to improve our design and implementation plans for 
> to reflect your needs and priorities, and then some combination of edX 
> teams and Open edX community members will implement those changes”.  If 
> you’re interested in helping define how working groups work, please check 
> out the discussion here: 
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B3zTtL4g1F9a98DGCAIoRHZc50K26sroLgjPf7lRICo
> As always, please feel free to ask questions, give feedback, etc.
> Best
> Shauna 

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