Time For A New Look

Well the time has come for a new theme. I’ve been putting it off for a while now and although this one is perfectly serviceable. I feel it is time to spruce the place up a bit and get rid of the digital cobwebs. So as soon as I get a free moment I will be reviewing whether or not to use an “off the shelf” theme or roll my own (I suspect time will be a major factor in that decision :p).

My main criteria are:

  • Widget enabled – Although I’m not that fussed with all these Flickr etc widgets, I’m more after the ease of inclusion that Widgets offer
  • Flexible layout – Not fixed width
  • Three Column – Perhaps two vertical and one horizontal…
  • Magazine style – So probably a static front page, or “current article” element on the home page

If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to leave a comment :)

Mike Jones


  1. Ah I see you went with WordPress
    I did a manual upgrade to 2.5 last week (I’m finding it quite slow compared to 2.3 for uploading images and logging in though – not entirely sure why). Check out the “igSyntax hiliter” plugin – I recently swapped to it and find it to be excellent for displaying AS and MXML – although with some themes it does spill over in to the right-hand column. I’m sure that can be tweaked.

  2. @Stefan – Maybe, just for you :p

    @Neil – Lo m8, it’s been ages. I trust you are keeping well :) I do have ig:Syntax Hiliter installed already, but I’m switching to WP-Syntax as it is still being developed and supported. As you pointed out ig:Syntax Hiliter can act a bit screwy on 2.x installs – hence why I’m switching it out :) Have a look at this article: http://tinyurl.com/5zcraw

  3. i reckon you should build it in flex… then pass it around… so i can use it too :)

  4. @Al – Haha, you know it has crossed my mind. I think I’ll do an HTML / CSS version first. Then if I have time I may try and build something in Flex. I know there are a few out there, but they don’t seem to be as flexible as I’d like (spoken like a true developer :p).

  5. Haha, you got me Dave. Yes it would be two columns and one row :p I was having a funny five minutes when I wrote that :p

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