Oxford Blue Theme (Beta) (7 posts)

  1. jwilliams
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Check out my wordpress theme. I'm going to fix it up some more and release it as "Oxford Blue." Any and all comments/suggestions are appreciated!


  2. drewactual
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sweet dude.

    if you were to write some notes in your .css to let folks less familiar with css know where to input images for backgrounds it will no doubt be a big hit!

    something that would really make it pop is overlaying images... do a google on 'complex spiral css'... your basic layout would look tremendous using that! an idea I had while looking at your content/design is an image of london or somewhere using the complex spiral concept, and having your posts over a clouded or translucent like example of the same image.

    overall I think it looks good!

    the only negative, and it isn't really a negative- is somehow let folks know upon arrival that the nav is on the left...

  3. Webmeba
    Posted 7 years ago #

    - make the search box say "Type and hit Enter to search" or something similar

    - make people, upon arrival, know where the nav bar is

    - maybe try to separate the posts a little more so that people find it easier to distinguish between them

    Other than that, great theme!

  4. jwilliams
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Webmeba - good accessibility ideas. I took all of them into consideration and redid the site a bit:


    drewactual: I was going for sort of a minimalist thing with design, but that link was pretty neat. I did take the hint and add a few pictures though (more to come!)

    Any more ideas?

    Thanks a bunch!

  5. arcater
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I like it but I am not very hip on the nav bar you have. What is the point in hiding it? I could see doing that if it changed going from a a single column to a 2 column layout and back again on the fly to provide more space when a user was not navigating.

    The way it is set up kind of annoyed me having to mouse over on the left see what was in the nav bar, move the mouse back over to the right to scroll down more, move the mouse back over to the left again...repeat..

    It is a very nice clean look though.

  6. jwilliams
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had someone email me about this theme, so for anyone else interested, I've got a beta version available for download at http://www.jamesonwilliams.com/bin/oxfordblue-latest.tar.gz .

    Any other comments / suggestions on the theme or how to make it more portable / usable would be appreciated!


  7. oseary
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I sport your theme at pesosforpenguins.com, and have been able to customize it rather nicely.

    I love the theme, it's reliable, and XHTML strict.

    The only thing I wish of it though... Is that I would have created my blog in a different directory than the root. I would like to have a snazzy front page, like yours. :-)

    Great theme though.

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