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  1. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm currently working on a WordPress template and would appreciate some feedback. Have a look my first mockups.

  2. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I really like it mate - the second works better, and contrasts with the white. Where did you grab the bg, or was it self made? In any case, I think it's a very blog-friendly them, I like the colours, the layout and the use of white space. It's not cluttered, and looks very neat. Looking good.

  3. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Jinsan. Regarding the bg, it's self made with Photoshop's DitherBox...

  4. XeroCool
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Will probaly use this when It comes out. Make sure to have a nice header tho :)

  5. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    XeroCool, is it better to include a "nice" header in the template or will the one using it change that anyway?

  6. khaled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Personnal opinion, keep the first coloured background. This is a nice fresh pastel coloured theme, you don't want the grey to muck the mood up. You've chosen the other colours to achieve a certain mood, anything contrasting distracts from the rest, driving the eye away from where it's meant to be.

    Not so about the thick nav bar, I tend to like them...thinner :). That's a personnal preference, not really any other reason other than the rest of your theme is nice and tight, title of the posts, links, etc, and the nav bar just seems a bit on the big side. Just an observation.

    Having said that I really like it, mainly like your colour combinations, very fun, nicely done.

  7. khaled
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh yeah and the header is fine. It's a template :). The first thing people are going to do is take it off, it's the easiet thing to do is replace a jpg in a file :).

  8. Joshua Sigar
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nice. I support its release.

  9. gnukerman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looks really good. You're doing a good job.

  10. Ryan Duff
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow. I'm speechless. All I say is awesome!

  11. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Definately looks good! Looking forward to it.

  12. mrbrut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looking good! When do you expect to have it finished? I really like the colors used. And the layout is awesome. Nice and simple and effective.
    Three thumbs up!

  13. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Khaled, you're right about the thick nav bar - but it's not like this was an accident :)

    I hope I will release this template soon but as it is a fun project I won't make the mistake to announce a particular date...

  14. Sonny
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well..
    I think, this is the most beautiful WP theme I've ever seen.
    Damn, it's just perfect. It's colorful and smooth.
    Looking forward to it.

    SC.

  15. puppy18
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I second that.

    Stunningly beautiful.

    Make sure you write a good documentation, it helps in making your theme as friendly as possible :). Flexibility helps a lot too (people just want to take off all teh stuff like images and put on their own when they are using 3rd party themes).

  16. sadish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    any approximate date of release ?

  17. BuffyVS
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Did you use Dreamweaver to create it? Just curios

    Looks great!

  18. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    BuffyVS, no I didn't use Dreamweaver. It's just a mockup mainly created with Illustrator CS. But it'll be all coded by hand.

    Sadish, no date, but I'll probably start coding in the next days.

  19. Sonny
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, how is it going?

  20. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think a test blog should be up in the next days, a Beta version will follow.

  21. mr1973
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    how VERY nice this theme is ;)
    looking foreward to having this one installed and tested on my blog.

    may i ask how you´re going to code the menu highlighting without a page id?

  22. Sonny
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey. Yes, it's me again. I'm just wondering, how far are You with the theme?
    ^___^

  23. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sonny, that's timing. Right now I'm working on the archives page. Believe me, I really want to get this thing up and running asap!

  24. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Better late than never: the first live version's online. See my related journal entry: Introducing Blix

  25. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lovely stuff. Congratulations.

  26. davincim
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh man, this IS nice. I've been thinking about switching. Will definitely keep my eye on this one to see when you release it.

    Keep up the good work! :)

  27. rustyhinges
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Beautiful

  28. kingcosmonaut
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    root, davincim and rustythinges: thanks!

    Funny thing: when I look at my stats I can see that most people don't scroll down to my new link but instead click the one to my old preview...

  29. Hachi
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I love this layout, I'm just starting up my blog, and I'm thinking about waiting on this theme to come out, it's really nice. Do you happen to have an ETA on it?

  30. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think it should definitely be submitted to the Theme Competition! What say ye, KingCosmonaut? In which case, I say "Let em eat code!" until the contest deadline! ha ha!

    Great design and I love the color choices, very light and refreshing, reminds me of lollipops!

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