Jul 02 07 · design, themes

Dark_Black Customization Kit (2)

As one of my readers pointed out, (kudos to marc) I didn’t release a customization kit for the theme Dark_Black. Well, I know its been a while, but I am releasing the package with no-included instructions. Basically, this file is the logo.png file with just the striped background, allowing you to make your own logo/typography for your site.

I would really love to include all the png’s for this theme, thereby allowing you to change all the colors… But alas, I was subjected to a major backup failure during routine maintenance/backup. If time permits, I will re-convert these gif/jpg files to png format so that color transformation is a snap.

Till then, edit this empty logo file and place it in the “images” folder (and overwrite the existing file) right off the dark_black root. Next, open up header.php and search for and remove line 40:

40: <a href="<?php bloginfo(’home’); ?>"><?php bloginfo(’name’); ?></a>

After you remove line 40, (of course you can just comment it out too,) uncomment line 41 and it will automatically set the logo.png file inside the “images/” folder as your head logo. Here is what line 41 should look like now:

41: <img class="logo" src="<?php bloginfo(’template_url’); ?>/images/logo.gif" alt="" />

And we’re done. That wasn’t so hard, now was it? Hope this helps out, and if you have any problems/comments be sure to let me know! Oh yeah, you might want to download the customization zipped file now.

Jul 02 07 · site news, themes

Featured on Smashing Magazine! (0)

Hello Smashing Magazine Readers! I must say,.. I feel very privileged to have my theme featured on Smashing Magazine.

All of the designs featured in this article are amazing; I really do feel humbled that this little ol’ blog had a design featured.

In a way, it has kinda inspired me to release some designs I have been sitting on for a while. Make sure to check in the next few days for some new material and design releases!

Jun 18 07 · design, themes, special

Keep it simple. (2)

I know you are probably thinking, woah.. another freakin’ design. Well I really like the simplistic view, but I didn’t feel like the last couple of designs actually displayed all the information (textual) that I really wanted to show.

I’m not too sure on the color scheme, as I feel it maybe a little colorly-challenged for my taste; but thats not saying much. As for the design, I am pleasantly surprised with how it turned out; I did use a lot of the Grid-Focus CSS from Derek Punsalan’s grid theme, as well as various inspiration from other sites and such. (more…)

May 30 07 · design, themes

Cycle of ‘The Revision’ (1)

The last couple of weeks I have really checked my linkage stats to see if the “Dark_Black” theme was a hit or miss; What I did find were a lot of revisions, some very good and other kinda weird. There were (2) revisions that I found to be very refreshing, namely a site coined “Dirty Sluts” (I thought a porn site had used the design, but it turns out that it has nothing to do with porn,) and a World of Warcraft Guild Site, ‘Burning Absolution.’ (more…)

May 04 07 · design, themes

WP Theme: Dark_Orange (8)

orangeDark Orange Theme- The second iteration of the initial “flavors” designed by onemorerevision.com. An orange styled theme that was developed just a few days after the dark_black theme, with the idea of brightening things up a bit. You can take a sneak peek here; how will it turn out? Not sure. If things go accordingly this will also be released in the coming weeks.

Stay Tuned.

May 04 07 · design, themes

WP Theme: Dark_Black (12)

redDark_Black Theme- The first of 2 initial “schemes” for bartelme’s “dark” theme. A red-styled theme that was initially designed for one more revision, which is to be made available to the general public in just a few days. You can see the design here on this site.

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