I have just updated this site with a new theme which I made myself. It’s heavily inspired by Openswitchs’ theme of about six months ago which he moved on from pretty quickly but I really loved. I however saw similar designs by Extralogical, eightface, and binarybonsai all which have in some part inspired me to go to a single column layout.
This being a blog its really about the content and writing and I hope the new theme will help focus everyone on that, well me at least.Â The format should help me also make asides in a better way and differentiate between shorter link posts and proper articles. The sidebars are at the bottom with a thinner one for shorter lists and wider one for text and longer more structured lists.
Also I wanted to have a go and do a little CSS, I also got pulled into some PHP as well, and it made me realise how much like a building a webpage can be, I could go off on one with a debate about structure/decoration compared to php/css rant but I’ll refrain from proving to you all my own madness.
The Design is called Rorschach, for a few reasons, and it’s a Sandbox theme with a couple of tweaks. It’s unfinished at the moment and comments and single page in particular are legible but not set out that well. Spacing is a bit wonky in explorer, I’ll fix and tweak this over time though and try to clean up the css as I go. So pay a visit to this site, have a poke around and please tell me what you think.
Some sandbox Resources:
- Check out op111.net for a great starter on how to choose your minimalist design.
- Plaintxt of course for THE sandbox.
- Themeshaper the blog is a great resource and Thematic should be on everyones shortlist for a theme.