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  1. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm relatively new to this blogging stuff. You can find my weblog here:

    http://www.jowra.de/wp/

    The design is made by me, to fit the general design of my site ( http://www.jowra.de ). Originally based on Kubrick, the CSS is now completely rewritten to suit my needs. :) The theme is not really finished, but websites are never finished, right?

    It would be great if any Mac-Users could test my blog (layout), cause I have no access to a mac.

    Thanks and greets to all WordPressers. :-)

    John

  2. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Extremely nice! Love it - quiet, contained. Are you releasing it as a theme?

  3. UglyGecko
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Looks good on a Mac with the latest version of Firefox.

  4. AsceticMonk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Very nice design, good job jowra!

  5. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @vkaryl Thanks you. :) I think about that. Need to clean up the CSS first and maybe tweak some things.

    Thanks Gecko. :) Firefox ist important and maybe Safari.

  6. prissed
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Looks very nice an clean. I like it!

    If you want a good (free) tool to check your site in Safari on the Mac, check out: http://www.danvine.com/icapture/ (you'll have to register to use it, but it's free, and no spam)

  7. RosieMBanks
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    On my Mac, Firefox & Explorer look great, but Safari drops the right column down below the content.

    Otherwise, it's a beautiful design.

  8. fuzzy_logic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Very nice design!

  9. sadish
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    as soon as I saw your website,
    I said 'WOW' loudly and my co-worker turned his head towards me :)

  10. eridan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Nice, but adding some a:hover in the sidebar wouldn't hurt :-)

  11. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you all for the response. I'm happy to here that you like it. :)

    Prissed: thanks for the safaritest tip.

    Rosie: Hm. I had this problem with IE at windows too and lowered the with of the sidebar. I will check the list of CSS-Safari-Hacks, 'cause I think the problem is the Browser.

    Eridan: I think, i'll add a slightly different color. :)

    Again, thanks a lot @ all. Your feedback keeps me working on that theme and releasing it to the community.

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can't wait, jowra!

  13. mschorn
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    very nice and soothing site. good balance;
    may i inquire as to what you are using for the gallery?

  14. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You mean the photolog-like gallery? http://www.jowra.de/fb/

    This is done using folderblog. You can get it here: http://folderblog.tetto.org/ A wonderful, little script (~ 20kB), that is totally flexible. All the other galleries for this purpose are to big and overloaded, imho.

    On my mainsite I will set up a gallery for my photoshop artwork and larger sets of photos. http://www.jowra.de/cpg/ I'm using the Coppermine Gallery there at the moment. Coppermine is very comfortable, but programmed somewhat quirky and therefore my website-style is hard to adopt at this one. While I'm trying to serve all of my pages in XHTML 1.1, with Coppermine this is nearly impossible. I'm still trying to solve this issue ... hmmm.

    But for photologs and small galleries have a look at folderblog. It's small, clear and simple. :)

  15. I'll second the recommend for folderblog. :)

  16. basketball
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Design looks nice, the gallery and everything just seem to work well together.

  17. mschorn
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    thank you!

  18. Magma
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    One thing is for sure, the day you release this theme is the day I start a blog :) Your site looks awesome. Clean & beautifull.

    Please.... gimme gimme gimme ;)

  19. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you magma. =) You can already install you copy of WP, since I'm planning to upload the theme in a few days. ;-)

    I'm not shure about some issues at the moment:

    - Should I leave the header-part blank or insert some kind of general image?
    - I think I must remove the 'photos' section in the sidebar, since the random pics are done via a little php-script called random image rotator by automatic labs. Maybe someone doesn't want this option or doesn't want to install this script at all, hm?

  20. Magma
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Imho, I think you should remove the photos part. I do like it but as you noticed it uses an external script. So leave it or keep it and include the script too. About the header part, keep it like it is. I think it is good enough and it isn't to difficult to change by the user self.

    And don't worry about my blog I'm busy configuring it ;)

  21. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So here is the first version of my theme (called 'relaxation' ;-) ).

    http://www.jowra.de/wp/2005/04/wordpress-theme-relaxation/

    Have fun and if you encounter problems with this theme (it should be quite usable, but is not really finished) please let me know. =)

  22. zjones
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I love the theme! Thank you so much for releasing it.

    Will you release the 'folderblog' template, as well? I would love that!

  23. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, I can do that, but the folderblog-design is still 'work in progress' I think in some days I will release it too, okay? =)

    btw. I've corrected some things in the wordpress-theme (especially the problem with the wrong indent of the link-list) so if you want to try/test it, please download the newest file. thanks.

  24. Magma
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm just back home from a short minibreak. I'm downloading it now... Thank you for releasing it this fast...

  25. zjones
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you very much for those updates. I was just now trying to fix that indent (even though I only saw it on IE, and I use FF mostly). Too, I changed some of the labels that were still in German, such as "Abschiken" > "Submit" and Els ? > "Logged in as".

    I eagerly await the folderblog template. Thank you so very much!

  26. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Your right, there are so many phrases that I've hardcoded to german *urgh* ... but I hopefully find them all. :D In the future I will make extensive use of the localize-function of php, thats for shure. ;)

  27. herrydottk
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hello....
    this nice forum and nice community..
    come to my blog on http://herry.tk
    tank's.. :D

  28. Trout
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Wonderful. Calming and very neat. I love it! The inclusion of the option for the 'folderblog' template would make this desgin awesome. I look forward to that. Very nice of your to offer your design skills in this way. Gives you faith in humanity! :)

  29. jowra
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks Trout. :)

    Including the folderblog-template in the theme- zip-file ist a great idea. especially the fb-template ist far from being finished, but I think it is in a status, that most people can use and modify it for themself, so maybe, I will pack all together and loading it up tomorrow. :)

  30. jorgecosgayon
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Very nice! So clean, I love how the colors work so well with each other

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