Tag: Theme

Dvorak Theme for Release

Well, here is the Dvorak theme as promised:

Dvorak 1.0 for WordPress.

This theme is provided as is, and will probably not be upgraded in the future, but it works with current versions, so go for it.

If you want to take it and change it, go for it and let me know about it. I’d like to know of anything that comes out of this. If you want to use this theme as a base for another theme you are building, also go for it. It’s pretty basic in terms of CSS and graphics, so it should be pretty easy to wade through the code.

If you have any questions, email me. Why not?

Dvorak Theme

For awhile now I’ve been wanting to redesign the “Dvorak Uncensored” blog. It’s not the bets looking website that I’ve seen and thought it could use a cleaner, simpler layout.

Back when Mr. Dvorak had the competition for a redesign of http://dvorak.org/home.html, there were some great designs submitted. I really like the winning layout and thought It would be great as a blog template, so I went ahead and created one.

This new theme would go right along with the hompage that was redesigned last year on dvorak.org

I will offer this template exclusively to Mr. Dvorak first, as most people want a unique looking website. If he declines my offer for the new theme, I will make it available for public download.

New ‘REtro’ Theme

I just activated the new theme I’ve been working on for the past week. Even though it’s not 100% completed, I wanted to get it up so I could see how it acted live on the site. So far it seems to be working great. Here are the top 10 things I need to fix:

  1. Link Colors: The color that I picked for links is too light and needs to be a little darker on the white background.
  2. Pre-Load Navbar: There’s a delay when you mouse over the navbar right after the page loads. I need to preload the images on pageload so that they appear right away.
  3. The ‘the_tags()’ function seems to be broken on most pages. I’m not sure what’s going on with that, I’ll have to investigate.
  4. Hide overflow on #content.
  5. Put photo info in the sidebar on the individual photo pages.
  6. pre load down state of the search button
  7. display pingbacks and trackbacks
  8. make a submit button for the comments form and contact form
  9. make a “down-over” arrow for comment replies
  10. fix styling on the facebook connect button
The old theme with the new theme, side-by-side
The old theme with the new theme, side-by-side

Update: I also changed the upload sizes for gallery images, so I’m going to have to download the originals and batch contvert them to the new sizes. Should be fun!