I was just playing around with something that’s been buggered on my site for a while. I couldn’t figure out what it was, so I tossed in a couple of different Themes, until I figured out that my problem was with a rogue open div tag. After fixing the problem I spent a few minutes looking for a new theme. The Dilectio Theme had been here for a year now, and it was only meant to be a quick fix until I could build my own theme.
With May 1st Reboot coming up (and StandardsReboot as well), I figured Typebased by Woo Themes would be a great theme to tide me over the couple of months until then (which gives me six weeks from the end of the InfoTech redesign to the launch of a RadicalHive redesign…not too shabby).
I’ve been sitting on a theme design for a year now, but honestly it might be time to start from scratch with one.
It’s not really the design that’s been holding me back. I know what I want to do, and I really want to put some lessons I’ve learned from great books like ‘The Principles of Beautiful Design”, and “CSS Mastery” into practice on one of my own showpiece sites, but Themeing WordPress is a bit of an art unto itself.
- I want to read How to be a Rockstar WordPress designer.
- I need to set up an SVN repository on my Home Server (one of two ways)
- I need to Set Up WordPress on my hard drive
- Then I’ll have to upload some sample content
- I’ll develop it based on Thematic
- I want to do some cool stuff like Create a Plugin from scratch (can’t tell you what yet)
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So as you can see, there’s a lot of stuff to do before I can just turn on the switch on May 1st. I’ll get there though.