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Finally, after many years, I’m getting this theme (Dog Blog) updated!

Talk about bringing it from the stone age, this was one of my first wordpress themes, so it’s a little old. It was for a site called The Snood Factory but now the blog section appears to have been removed. Not sure if Jan kept up with it or not.

Now updated for WP 3.0 it’s looking much better thankfully. Just finishing it up right now and it will get updated for a new download. You can see it by looking for the theme switcher near the bottom of the post and clicking on ‘Dog Blog’ – it sets the theme for 10 minutes (currently no way to override it except by changing the theme back to GlassFlare).

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I wanted to just jot a quick note down that I’ve finally got round to releasing the wordpress theme I’ve been working on for a year. It’s a three-, four-, five-, or six-column wordpress theme, lots of options to set, colours, layouts, graphics, and so on.

You can find all the screenshots on my business site: .

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Several months ago I was approached to port one of my WordPress themes () to Drupal. Bear in mind I’d never played with Drupal whatsoever, but I said yes just to get some experience. It worked well, although there are some things that can’t be done, with my level of knowledge at this point, at least. I imagine I’ll learn more soon and catch up.

So this weekend, I was asked to give a chat on Skype on how I ported the WP theme to Drupal, so it will be this Saturday afternoon sometime. The Drupal camp is in Portland Oregon I believe. Should be interesting.

Getting in the spirit of things, I’m going to be porting another one of my WP themes to Drupal tomorrow to get ready for this, going over some of the things I’ve done so I know what I’m talking about. I’m thinking a fairly easy theme, like , or .

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I’ve had the week off, so I have had the time to finish up some work that I’ve really been meaning to get to.

I expanded the News Print v2 WordPress Theme, adding a second sidebar in to it, and fixing up some issues that had been bugging me for a while. The featured post now works as it should, and I added a lot of extras to the theme options in the backend.

I released the Victoriana WordPress Theme yesterday, a two column theme with theme options in the backend, such as colours, sidebar position and so on (that link has screenshots). I’ve actually had this going for months but never really got my teeth into it. Yesterday was the day and it’s now released.

I’ve done some work in the Expression series too, currently there’s Blue and Red, but today I’m released Yellow and Green. These are simple themes, but quite easy on the eyes, good for a newbie starting out.

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I was porting the Expression Blue WordPress Theme over to the Thesis framework (released on Thesis Themes here) and started work on the #multimedia_box which controls pieces of multimedia content above the sidebars.

I noticed that if you changed the size of the #multimedia_box itself, the image still came through as large as it wanted. Bit of an issue that though, especially if you style the #multimedia_box and subsequent #custom_box, #image_box, #video_box inside it (and subsequently content further inside that, such as an image). So in my case the image was sticking out the side rightways because I had added margin to #multimedia_box and padding to #image_box.

The solution to this is a bit of jquery inside the header, which of course you have to put in the custom_functions.php and use a hook to access the wp_head(), like so:

<script src=”http://jqueryjs.googlecode.com/files/jquery-1.3.2.min.js” type=”text/javascript”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript”>
<!–
$(document).ready(function() {
  $(“div#multimedia_box”).ready(function() {
    var imageBoxWidth = $(“div#multimedia_box > div”).width();
    $(“div#multimedia_box > div”).css(‘padding’,’10px’);
    $(“div#multimedia_box > div img”).width(imageBoxWidth – 24);
  });
});
//–>
</script>

In my case I had added 10px padding, then there’s 1px padding and 1px border on the image itself giving you the 24 that you see in the code snippet above.

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I’ve noticed that Twitter is being a little odd today. On my main business site I have my Twitter feed posting my last tweet on there, but the file_get_contents() php call times out on it. Not too lovely on the front page of course, and I hope that it’s just a temporary network slowdown, but I wondered if anyone else had noticed this?

Of course, this would happen on the one day that I launch a new site (http://www.thesis-themes.com/) and tweet about the new Thesis themes I’m offering on it. Great. Nevermind, I expect it’s just an anomaly.

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So I’ve been burning the midnight oil for the past week or so on lots of work, but last night and tonight it’s been on a new Thesis child theme that I’ve been concentrating on. It’s a port of my OpenAir WordPress Theme to the Thesis framework. I mean, I’ve moved it over to Drupal, so why not to Thesis? You can see it in action on my test site for my Thesis themes.

Just one or two little things that are driving me up the wall, but if I do 30 minutes here, an hour there, I’ll get it ready. It should be up and running in the next day or two! I’ll post when it’s done.

In the meantime though, I’m already starting to think about the next one that will be ported over. Perhaps a Paypal Thesis theme? :)

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I’ve been working on a new theme over at The English Guy Web Design, primarily aimed at letting people see and download my themes more easily. This will be something of a large project as I aim to greatly increase this and make it much easier to see all of my themes.

That being said, I need to update a lot of these themes because I just haven’t had the time over the past year or two to update them all. Look out for more soon though!

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Just a quick note about the new theme I released today called . This is a two column wordpress theme with theme options in the admin section to set where the sidebar appears (left or right).

This is a mostly blue theme with black but I’m planning on releasing other themes with different colours.

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After working on one or two projects recently I have found time to update one of my old themes. This is a small two column theme with the sidebar on the right side.

The background is static (a car, hence the name) and it must have been the third or fourth theme I made. It is fairly straightforward, easy to use, no special post ordering, no theme options.

Oh and it’s called , of course.

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