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New Theme: Rin Tin Tin (29 posts)

  1. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Decided to add a third column to the well known Rin theme.

    Check it out here

  2. shadow
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It looks great HemisphereDancer :)

    Added it to the WordPress Reference Centre Theme Viewer

    http://themes.os42.com/theme-viewer.php

  3. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    in FF the left border is a bit off. May want to extend the footer to match the rest of the site. Looks a good effort, but worth going through and giving it a thorough test to see if you can bork it:)

  4. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just fixed the footer width and updated the gz file.

  5. fuzzy_logic
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "... tortured photographer/writer trapped inside of an engineer..."

    Haha I like that!

  6. RustIndy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have to admit I like Rin, except for one little thing. If you look at the source (or make the mistake of trying to view the site without styles - it's true, some people do, especially us PDA users), the content is last. To be a truly useful theme, the main content should be first in the source, followed by the sidebars.

  7. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

  8. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    RustIndy,
    Honestly never thought about it, new to wordpress. Will look at the template and may attempt the fix you discussed.

  9. RustIndy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It's not a WP specific thing - 3 column layouts with semantic source ordering (as it's called) is a bugger-hard thing to do. Fortunately, there are a few places I've seen that show exactly how to do it - all the hacks needed for different browsers, all the caveats related to it's use, etc.

    The benefit is, natch, backwards compatibility - or "graceful degradation". Old browsers should see the content before the sidebar menus :)

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am just having a look at the Rin code with Khaleds permission with a view to doing a 3 col version. Shouldnt be too big a deal.

  11. Marc
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It looks great!

    BTW real men don't use PDA's :-)

  12. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Shadow and macmanx thanks for adding the theme.

  13. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Some updates made, pages allow comments if checked.

    Rin Tin Tin Three Column Theme based on Rin.

  14. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Sweet design HD....

    Tg

  15. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, TG.

    Still a work in progress.

  16. khaled
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    See work began on Rin and Manji before I read Zeldman's book. Now I know, and I'm going to have to work around what is there and sort things out.

    You're actually the first person to mention seeing things on a PDA, I'll have a look into it actually since I have really bought into accessiblity more than I was already sold on the issue before after this book.

  17. RustIndy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ever since I got my little Zire72 I've been working towards more accessible sites. Even if it's as little as source-ordering the content above the sidebars, it's still good. Ideally, of course, there's a seperate stylesheet for non-desktop browsers, but I can't expect everyone to do that. Hell, I haven't done that yet either (my current project will, however, be fully PDA accessible - both site and blog).

    I still haven't managed to get a copy of Zeldman's book :(

  18. pomodoro
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I tried to download the Rin Tin Tin theme from your site, thinking that it might help me to unravel the problem that I'm having modifying the 3-col Trident WordPress theme. Everytime I try to unzip the archive with your theme, I get a message that it's not a valid archive. Maybe I need to finally buy Winzip--the evaluation program doesn't seem to want to work. The zipped archive files (I downloaded the two versions) are 155KB each. Any suggestions?

  19. HemisphereDancer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It is zipped with gzip on UNIX. My evaluation copy of winzip opens it, but the file inside is a tar file so you will have to use winzip again to open that file as well.

    In UNIX use gunzip and then tar xvf filename

  20. healthgurl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Awesome theme! Looking forward to working with this one. (not too worried about the PDA- thing. I use a BlackBerry :) )

  21. stukdog
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is a great looking theme. My only complaint about Rin is that the sidebars don't show up on every page. I think that Rin Tin Tin should do that out of the box.

  22. stukdog
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is a great looking theme. My only complaint about Rin is that the sidebars don't show up on every page. I think that Rin Tin Tin should do that out of the box.

  23. elektrowave
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have a problem with original Rin Theme.
    Perhaps khaled could help me ...

    After I login design crashes:
    1)footer goes under sidebar;
    http://elektrowave.org/broken_footer.gif
    2)boxes like 'pages', 'categories', etc are aligned strangely.
    http://elektrowave.org/boxes.gif

    Those things appear only in Opera Browser
    (Version 8.51 Build 7712 Windows XP)

    I've tried original template without modifications... same problem...

    However it looks fine IE or Firefox.
    http://mymp3.elektrowave.org

  24. James Huff
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Please submit your support request to the Rin Support Forums.

  25. Marc
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "Perhaps khaled could help me ..."

    And your best and most obvious bet would be to contact khaled as macmanx so rightfully pointed out.

    With the latest version of WP just being released much of the volunteer work done at the moment is centered on helping those that have problems with the upgrade.

  26. elektrowave
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Marc! I'll submit my report to Rin Support Forums.

  27. HiTman77
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    anyone tried rin on wp2 ?

  28. houseofboyd
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm playing around with it now:

    http://www.houseofboyd.com

  29. houseofboyd
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anybody else using this theme? I made some mods that work better for me, like adding comments to pages, making pages single column, changing comment fields, etc. I'd like to see what others are doing who use this theme. I've really enjoyed working with it.

    http://www.houseofboyd.com

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