wpSnap Site Reboot

When I started helping wpSnap on some of their technical issues last year, I realized that there was a lot of room to improve with the way conditional tags were written and addressed to produce the site that has among other things, featured listings, blogs and other WP themes all meshed into one pile of data in the backend. So when I was asked to redesign1 the site last month, I went a step ahead and offered to redo the backend as well.

The most prolific of issues on wpSnap (and other multi-author sites) seem to have stemmed from a new feature that was rolled into WordPress version 2.6, which was the creation of a new database table …

Aligned Theme for WordPress - Site Reboot

Aligned for WordPress theme is available for download at WP Pro! I will support this theme on that site.

We broke the 800px barrier this evening when we switched to Aligned- a theme originally designed by Thomas - The Undersigned for the Habari Project. We ported over the theme to WordPress to skin our own site. This nifty grid based theme is in beta and as you may notice, it can use a bit more styling to handle the various forms we have on this site and of course the IE bugs. We also went to a center aligned design, which was long over due as most visitors did …

May 2008 Reboot May Not Happen

I have 30 minutes to come up with a design, slice it, code and go live. So the May 2008 reboot is not happening. I will come up with something original and clean soon, in the mean time you will have to make do with “The Studio” mod.

Spring 2008 Reboot Prelude

The site is in transition to a simpler and visually engaging design, in the mean time, experience what a free theme and a sleepless weekend can do to your site! This mid-spring pre-reboot reboot is just an idea mash-up. The true reboot will be available on May 1st 2008 and will be built using hand tossed XHTML/CSS, a dash of PHP, some Javascript and home made grid.

Weekend Reboot - New Design Based on Gluttony by Small Potato

If you are a frequent visitor, you will notice that the site was rebooted over the weekend using a fabulous design by WP Designer.

For the sake of comparison, I have included an image (linked to demo) of the original theme Gluttony along with a screenshot of the current version.

gluttony theme by small potato

gGrid theme by headsetoptions

Of course the design is more than just CSS hacks, we added numerous conditional statements to make the experience more user friendly. The design itself …

MandarinMusing.com gets a CSS Reboot

A YUI grid based design that actually works across all browsers and validates now skins ManadrinMusing. The total design time was less than 12 hours and most were hand coded from scratch (except the YUI grid part that was corrected for validation). Check it out!