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  • I would like to request a skinning ability or themes built in or easy to add to Word Press. I found this site: http://b2evolution.net/ on the b2 forums. It has skinning developed into the program. Someone from the b2 forums started this CMS and I find it odd that the developer now uses pMachine for his personal blog. Maybe he didn’t like the program he developed? Anyhow, skins would be a much welcomed addition as I’m trying to skin a test blog now using something that has worked with b2 in the past.

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  • You’re smoking dope, right?
    The author of b2evolution uses nothing but his own dev: http://fplanque.net/Blog/

    Excuse me, the person that was linking to the site doesn’t use it. He posts on the b2 boards. The developer is a different person.
    Saying that I’m “smoking dope” is just rude. Why not just correct me in an adult way?

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    (@matt)

    Troublemaker

    Well one of the cool things about WordPress’ default structure is that you can do a lot with only touching the CSS, see http://csszengarden.com/ for an example of what I mean.
    Incidentally Dave Shea, the creator of the CSS Zen Garden, is going to be developing a new default theme for WordPress and perhaps even helping out with some other graphical elements as well. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for that reply, Allusion! I did finally get skins on Word Press…didn’t take much, just had to figure out where everything went. I can’t wait to see the new default theme, should be nice! πŸ™‚

    I don’t suppose that any of you that’ve figured out WP’s skins have any words of wisdom to pass along? πŸ™‚

    Cena, I used this tutorial: http://www.gnshosting.com

    Ah, thank you. It will come in useful, I’m sure…but I actually meant to say ‘WP’s *templates*’. πŸ™‚

    That is interesting link southerngal. I was thinking about trying to do something like that, but that just makes it a whole lot easier. I did find the source link the put in the tut was better though.
    @cena. The best way I have figured it out is create a test file and test css and play around them. No tables is the best way to go th0ugh.

    Css is the best way to have problems with different browers… for exemple, most css features dont work as expected in netscape 4.7… “Advanced” css features also often have different behavior on newschool browsers like IE, Mozilla, Opera… the url() thing for exemple happen to have strange behavior: taking his argument to be absolute or relative on different browsers… This suxxx…
    Tables always works… CSS is far to be the best solution for HTML design, it’s just another newschool bad supported feature… But anyway, if you dont take as problematic the fact that some users of your page can see nothing but fucked up design, it’s all fine…

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    (@matt)

    Troublemaker

    There are dozens of great reasons not to use tables for layout. I recommend you check out Zeldman’s new book, Designing with Web Standards.

    There are dozens of great reasons not to use advanced CSS for layout. I recommend you check out Zeldman’s new book review on amazon.com: The one with 3/5 stars.
    I do thing the only “Web Standards” words is something we all should laught about… There are no standards shared by every browser of yesterday and today. Use advanced things like CSS2 is the best way to have huge problems with old browsers and strange results with todays ones. If you dont see what i’m meaning, just have a look to the tricks involved in the b2.css of the b2 official package to make it work with IE… Dont live in the past, bandwidth usage saving is great, but it’s far to be the actual problem with DSL connection. The future is not in saving space or processor power, those topics get ruined by the power increase of our machines and connections. The only important thing is to be viewable by the largest range of ppl… What’s a web site value if it can be browsed by a restricted set of browsers? And i’m sorry, but i keep my position saying tables currently works much better than CSS2. Sure, if you only use CSS to do what you could do in HTML it should be fine even with old browsers. But as soon as you use it for nonHTML features, you can have nothing but problems with it…

    using tables etc. is the best way to make a site unreadable by anyone using a non-graphic browser, so anyone using lynx. Any blind people using a text-reader etc.
    I don’t know about other places, but in the UK there’s laws being passed which will apply to coorporate websites as they apply to physical premises, in that it’s a legal requirement for the owner to make them accessible to disabled people etc. Tables don’t cut it.
    I can’t remember the exact statistics, but predictions are that within 10 years, PC’s will be in the vast minority as far as internet connected devices go. It’ll be mobile phones, PDA’s, watches, MP3 players, Fridges etc. These will have small displays. CSS will be essential to ensuring that all these devices can view content without there being a requirement to re-write the page for every different type of device.
    I’m rambling and I’m sure that there’s people who have put this a lot more eloquantly than I have, but HTML is for displaying your content, CSS is for making it look good.

    You’re welcome to use my blog as an example of a WP template that is based on CSS and that I think will display in any modern browser. I updated the template this morning. Will not be styled in Netscape 4x as the stylesheet is hidden from that browser. I know it displays as I intend in IE6, Mozilla 1.3, Firebird 0.6 (my browser of choice), and NN6.2. I would love to have feedback on issues in other browsers.

    Jim, I can’t view the source on your blog (presumably it’s a .php page.) Would it be possible for you to post your index.php here?

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    (@matt)

    Troublemaker

    I wouldn’t recommend posting it to the forums. If Jim gets in touch with myself or Alex we can put it under the hacks section.

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