As you might have noticed the site’s now sporting a new theme. It’s not quite complete yet, but the main design is pretty much sorted. I’m calling it ‘The Wight One’, for fairly self-explanatory reasons. A number of the tweaks and features are inspired by Matt Mullenweg’s new site but I’m not anywhere near as stylish as Nicolò Volpato (the designer of his new theme).

I’ve also taken the opportunity to upgrade to the latest version of WordPress, 2.5.1 which apparently fixes a number of minor issues, and a couple of security vulnerabilities from the original 2.5 release.

Things I’ve yet to include in the design:

  1. Photo gallery handling (I’ve got a design roughed out in HTML, but it’s not been converted to WordPress templates yet)
  2. Comment styles
  3. An alternative theme for mobile devices (which will be handy for my Nokia N95)
  4. Probably a bunch of other stuff, but I’ll discover that later

The header image is a view of the cliffs toward the Needles on the Isle of Wight, and is from ThisParticularGreg‘s Flickr collection. The image at the foot of the theme is a view along Tennyson Down, and is from klbw‘s Flickr stream. Both are used under Creative Commons licences.

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