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          <h3>10th Mar 2012 — <a class="edit" href="http://home/sym/symphony-2/symphony/publish/articles/edit/3/">Edit</a></h3>
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          <p>Every theme in Symphony has an important mission: to introduce newcomers to Symphony by way of a working example. <em>Spectrum</em>, the name of this version's default theme, was designed and developed with such a mission in mind by following a set of constraints. A default theme is required to:</p>
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            <li>be presented in a format that is universally identified and intuitive.</li>
            <li>have a clear and simple HTML structure.</li>
            <li>demonstrate the fundamental concepts in Symphony—<a href="http://symphony-cms.com/learn/concepts/view/sections/">sections</a>, <a href="http://symphony-cms.com/learn/concepts/view/fields/">fields</a>, <a href="http://symphony-cms.com/learn/concepts/view/data-sources/">data sources</a> and <a href="http://symphony-cms.com/learn/concepts/view/events/">events</a>—and their interactions together.</li>
            <li>avoid functionality that does not have any educational value.</li>
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          <h4>The design</h4>
          <p>Our first rule states that a default theme needs to be in a format that is instantly recognisable to a user. As a result, all of the themes created in Symphony's history have emphasised a weblog structure. <em>Spectrum</em> continues this tradition.</p>
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