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Hia,

I've just finished making my new theme for my wordpress blog, and wondered if anyone could have a look at it and tell me what they think.

I realize that with the images being large it will take a fair while to load on 56k modems. Any input is good, heres the link: http://joeblogs.org

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Loads pretty well.

It's a bit on the dark side and I would have preferred that the page didn't just fade down to black but kept some sort of background just to lift it slightly but that's probably just me not too keen on white on black, I can see a vague line running down each side but it's very faint.

I would have preferred the header and nav area to be slightly less deep, tightened up a bit to pull a little more of the contents towards the top of the canvas.

Is it a theme or is it a new style based on a theme ? it was a point discussed originally I think when the themes were introduced in 1.5

As it's using the kubrick theme I would call it a new styling but this is something that WP should have clarified really .

Your next task is to dump the Kubrick theme and build a completely new theme from the ground up, it's quite rewarding, and the kubrick theme does have it's critics, in fact many were somewhat dismayed when it was included as the default theme.

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I know what you mean about the white on black, personaly I don't go for it much eather. I try come up with something for the backgrand to make it a bit lighter that can be repeated.

I see what you mean about it being s style of the kubric theme. I am planning to come up with my complete design, but havnt got the time at the moment.

Anway, thank tou very much for the input,

Joe

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Once you have got your head around the way pages are constructed it's far more fun and flexible to design from the ground up and the template tag system makes this easy once you have identified them and know what each does and where it needs to sit in the layout.

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A strange thing happens when you enter the menu links from the bottom...there seems to be two breaks in the hover area underneath the words causing it to flash on and off if you enter from the bottom.

This happens on Mac/FF, Mac/IE, Mac/Opera, Mac/Netscape and Safari. Is it intentional?

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Happens on PC too. I actually thought it was intentional. Laughing out loud

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Tyssen wrote:
Happens on PC too. I actually thought it was intentional. Laughing out loud
At first I did, too. Then I though, "why?!?!?"

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Hi,

I'm not really sure what you mean when you say they flash, do you mean when the curser travels from underneath the link onto the link text, if so, it doesnt seem to be happening with me, though ime in college now, so can only check it in IE.

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Good graphics you have there. And they're not a pain to load either. Very nice. Cheers! Laughing out loud

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Thank you very much Laughing out loud

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Jo-ho.

I like the site. Like ab cruz say think the image and your logo 'joe bloogs' look well cool! Smart site.

So tell me bout wordpress...just downloaded it......have just read a bit about it......do they act as templates and you enter your own text and graphics????

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Wordpress does all the backend stuff - creating, listing, archiving and categorising posts. The design can be totally up to you. You can use their supplied tempates, or create your own.

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Create your own the supplied ones leave a lot to be desired especially for coders/CSSers.

Wordpress maintain a wikie with loads of information about customizing themes along with full details of the PHP tags available.

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