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A08 Revamped...Theme Check Please? (19 posts)

  1. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm hoping and planning on releasing my version of the Andreas08 theme, but I want to make sure things look atleast the same in both browsers first.

    Also, I'd like any feedback and or suggestions for it, before the possible release..thanks in advance! And Kate, if you can, maybe help me with the support issues when and if I release this...thanks. =) Because my court hearing is this Friday, and if they put me in Jail, I might not have access to the net lol!!

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/blog3/

    spencerp

    Everyone, let me know of any bugs and stuff in both browsers, I did my best to have them appear in both browsers, and to get them to validate properly..

    Also, this installs just wonderfully...except for two vaildation errors....which I had because the Archives block... the li's weren't listed so I removed the block, from the location of the install. And the other was because I had the link for the "blog title" wrong, but fixed that as well!....

    Of course, the color scheme can be changed at any time as well. It's up to you then..

  2. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alrighty then!!... :/

    spencerp

    Maybe I won't release it anyways, too much TIME and HELP from others have gone into this one...

  3. Amit Gupta
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    looks pretty cool, I especially like the horizontal menu bar, quite nice!! :) how about releasing it?

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    amit, thanks for your reply. =) I just might..I'm still debating though. I posted this like 12 hours ago: (Topic started 12 hours ago) and still didn't get any replies to it, until you replied.

    So my guess is, "they" don't want to bothered with it. =( If you'd like a copy, I can send you one. =) Just give me an email addy or hit me up on a messenger.

    Yahoo: twistedsociety666
    MSN: psgif180@hotmail.com
    AIM: datrueplaya04

    spencerp

  5. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Much thanks goes to these ppl for their time and help! And a better credit's page will be made eventually..

    Brett, Matt, another Matt, Ainslie, Andreas, Will, Katie1 (kate) from here, Cissi, Andy, Crash, Scotty, Gamerz, blacksnday from bashmyex.com and some others.....That helped me extensively with my A08 theme.. =) Links to their site's will be added soon..

    spencerp

    Just gotta get that theme tweaked for my liking, and use it first. I know ppl are thinking....WTF? Why not just use what I have made already...but that color setup wasn't in my mind originally. It was just a reference blog to see what's "OFF" or not in both browsers..thanks for the time..

    Also! This theme should work in all various versions of WP. It works just wonderfully on 1.5.2 and version 2.0 and should work just fine on 2.0.1. =)

  6. Amit Gupta
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    is this theme stable? if yes, then I'd sure like to have it!! :)

  7. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Amit, as far as I know it's stable. =) The install of it goes just wonderfully, when validating it, it spits out one or two errors.....and I fixed the one. The other one is because I have the one Archive plugin installed....and in the sidebar, when you remove the Archives block....like this below: It passes sweetly..! As well as the css validation.. =)


    <h2>Archives</h2>
    <!--start menu-->
    <ul class="menublock">

    <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>

    </ul><!--close menu-->

    spencerp...

    the reason I got that validation error is also because there was no

    <li> and closing </li>
    around the call tag, but for some odd reason, when I do ADD them, it shifts it downwards more then the others. As you can see in the sidebar now..

  8. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh Jesus! Just revalidated it, and it's spitting out 3 errors.. Hold on a minute..I'll try to get that corrected. :/ Once I get back online...I have to make some calls first.. =)

    spencerp

  9. Amit Gupta
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    spencerp, I'm not a validation nut, as long as it works & looks good in IE & FireFox(& Opera if possible), I don't give a damn about validation!! :)

  10. phoenixd
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would love to see it out in the theme world too. :) Also, it'd give me more to post about on BloggingPro.com

  11. Amit Gupta
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    so any thoughts about releasing it?

  12. Nnyan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice and clean, although I personally think it would look better with some more contrast to the color scheme but thats just me.

  13. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for your replies everyone. =) I'm sorry I haven't replied or kept this post updated lately..just had alot of stuff going on lately..and I'm still trying to figure out the following two issues with the theme. =( =/

    1) I have this Mind Boggling CSS error/problem..

    2) I need Theme testers/fixers for a couple display issues with the Mac O.S. /Safari browser..

    The help needed for the Mac and Safari browser, is really small issues I think, I have a few screen shots of the problems here

    It appears the search input field and button, is taking on it's own "look" as you might say lol.. and there is a small little shift to the left, for the top background image behind the Post's title and Date.. the bottom one seems fine to me though..

    Amit: spencerp, I'm not a validation nut, as long as it works & looks good in IE & FireFox(& Opera if possible), I don't give a damn about validation!! :)

    Haha, as far as I know, it does work and look good in all three of those browsers, just like I said above though, it's a little screwy in the Safari browser on a Mac, I could use some help from someone with a Mac and Safari browser to get out these qwerks.. =)

    phoenixd: I would love to see it out in the theme world too. :) Also, it'd give me more to post about on BloggingPro.com

    Hehe, yeah..I was planning on releasing it eventually, just like I had posted above..I could use some help getting out these qwerks and stuff first.. =( I'm banging my head off the wall now, trying to figure out what could be causing that one CSS parse error ..sigh.

    The only thing is though..I most likely won't be around to provide "support" for it per say..because I might be in jail for 90 days, later on this Month or starting of the next.. =(

    Amit: so any thoughts about releasing it?

    Amit, yup! Like I said already..I plain on it eventually lol.. Just gotta maybe get these qwerks out first though..

    Nnyan: Nice and clean, although I personally think it would look better with some more contrast to the color scheme but thats just me.

    Thanks for your thoughts, comments and suggestions.. =) Yeah, I know what ya mean about the contrast, I was trying to keep that in mind while doing the images up, but some how kinda got set back.. =(

    Really that was a quicky job, to get a basic display of how the blog will look or whatever.. I was also trying to keep it bland and yet, have some nice appeal to it, so it's more easier to customize if need be.. =)

    I'm not the greatest person in the world for making up images for a theme and what not, especially while using Gimp lmao! But hopefully, if and when it's released..someone can or could make up their own awesome imagery for it then.. =)

    --------------------------------------------------

    Back on about those validation errors, I had fixed those XHMTL errors by just changing the date on the "default test post"...but besides that, I had the one Clean Archives plugin installed on it as well..which worked ok..

    The only errors I have now is that crappy CSS parse error, which is stumping me to heck lol.. Anyways, thanks again for your replies, opinions and suggestions.. =)

    I also just upgraded that blog3 to 2.0.2 now..it works on version 1.5.2, 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 and EVEN 2.1alpha1 hehe..
    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/blog3/

    spencerp

    If anyone can help me with this theme for the Mac/ Safari issue or even the CSS issue, you can send me an email via my Contact page at the main blog or at my hotmail.com addy: psgif[at]hotmail[dot]com

    I'll send ya the latest version of it, via email, so you can download it..[testing and fixing purposes only though lol!] Thanks.. =)

  14. leMaxim
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm a Huge fan of this theme.

  15. darkpro
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now that is a very attractive template... I'd use it! ;)

  16. GoutWeed
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice theme indeed. A bit too dark for my taste, but thats adjustable.

    A couple of details. Maybe the searchbox should have a slightly different colour than the page buttons and be moved a bit to the right as to come in line with the sidebar.

  17. devilmaycry
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Quite a nice looking template spencerp, keep up the good work!

  18. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @leMaxim: Yeah, so am I. =) By the way, I got your email lastnight and will reply to it soon. I'm just a little busy for a few days, got the kids. =) Just have been online here and there, to keep up with forum replies and such, but I will get to the email then ok.

    @darkpro: Thanks for the nice comment and being supportive =) Hopefully once I get these problems taken care of, I'll then be able to release it..

    @GoutWeed: Thanks.. =) Yeah, I kind of was going the dark route, but yet "tried" to keep it a "happy medium" with the darkness, and yet tried to make it so it's not overly dark.

    As for the search bar and such, I'll try to come up with something a little shorter then. As it is now, it took me forever to get it just right in IE and FF. But, I'll mess around it with more later today probably. =) I was even thinking about using an image for the search button, rather then that style there..

    But I'll mess with it more later.. I might even not worry about the stupid button all together lol! I dunno..but thanks for your opinions, suggestions and nice comment. =)

    @devilmaycry: Thanks for your supportive comments =) After visting your blog, I was like: OMFG that is sweet looking!

    Awesome job with your blog devilmaycry, I can only imagine how much more you could improve the A08r theme if ya had a copy of it lol.. =)

    To everyone, thanks again for your supportive comments, and hopefully, just hopefully, I can get some of these current problems taken care of.... =) Then I'll be able to release it in the near future.. =)

    spencerp

  19. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alright, I'm planning on PRE-releasing this AO8R Theme soon. (Click link for demo.) I know she ain't the greatest looking in the world, but it's an attempt. =P

    This is going to be with LIMITED support, being that if I do go to jail for three months, I simply won't be around to help LOL! But you can post your support issues in the Support Forums as a new topic, or to this thread. (Or even the pre-release and actual release thread when it's up.)

    Also, I'm still having the following problems with it, I'm not sure why, but that's how it is. =( Maybe someone with more Mac/Safari experience can tweak the way it looks in the Safari browser too. =) As for that CSS error, I'm not sure what's going on with that, but maybe someone else can get it, more eyes on a problem is better then just one. =D

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/63056?replies=2
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/62531?replies=7

    With that said, I'm going to try and update the ReadMe file quick and then post a NEW THREAD on it being a PRE-Release. I hope these problems can be sorted quick then..but if not, I guess we'll just have to leave it like it is.. sigh. Thanks for your time.. =)

    spencerp

    ALSO, I'm currently working on a Revamped version of the AO8R, with more of a blocked layout. Kind of like http://www.ryanbrill.com 's layout.. =D

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