Tagged redesign

robinadr on Titan

I’ve switched the site over from a very customized Grid Focus theme to Titan by the Theme Foundry. I found it after searching through many pages of the WordPress theme directory. What I especially like about it are the colors as well as the layout.

It also comes with extensive options for customizing what goes where, especially in the sidebar and the header, which was a nice surprise. I originally intended to design my own theme, but that is honestly too much work.

I haven’t written anything since December 15 of last year, so I guess I’ll just post a bunch of small tidbits to make up for it.

  • Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. 2008 feels the same as 2007, so far.
  • My main reason for lack of posting is that I’ve begun playing World of Warcraft. Gotta… level… to… 70… Only 39 more levels to go — this is worse than heroin.
  • IPv6 may not be a pipe dream after all. Yippee, I guess. As long as it doesn’t bite me in the ass.

WordPress 2.5 Admin

(This is going to take a bit more space.)

Apparently parts of the admin, which is about 10% there, are being checked into the WordPress SVN repository. It makes no sense to me why they would commit them to the public (note, public) repository in such early stages, and Chris Messina has something related to say about that, which I agreed with.

That said, I can’t say I’m too impressed with what’s been checked in so far, but I’m holding judgement due to the faith I have in Happy Cog Studios (and the fact it’s only 10% done). That color scheme reminds me of something, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what. Oh, and I can’t say I’m really with that comments bubble on the menu item. Looks a bit tacky, but maybe that’s just me.

That’s that.

I hope to redesign soon. But, then again, when don’t I. Apparently my Footnotes plugin is incompatible with recent versions of Habari, which I should really fix. I’ll give them all a quick checking-on, too.

Right now, if this website were a building, it would have scaffolding around it and be marked off limits. Which means that [yet another] redesign is in progress, and while the biggest parts of the design are done, much of it is still broken. Feel free to give any opinions about the design as it progresses.

I tried to find an image of Han Solo from the fourth Star Wars movie, for the whole “sorry about the mess” thing. Unfortunately, Google Images failed me.