Archive for September, 2006

I built a theme

September 30, 2006

This time this is for real. I have built a [tag]theme[/tag] from a blank sheet, i.e. a blank template. The tutorial is here and I’m testing it at this site.

I have followed the footstep of Shelly of aneko Studios who has written a great tutorial on how to build a WordPress theme. She has written in giving me valuable comments as well. I’ll be attempting to improve the readability of my [tag]tutorial[/tag].

Barebones version 0.2

September 29, 2006

This is version 0.2 my theme

  • A bit more color, very light;
  • comments.php added
  • page.php added

With these 2 new files the theme is usable now, i.e. you can view a single post with comments and submit your new comments.

I’m still trying very hard to make it light, e.g. I am not using any unnecessary class selector for styling of fonts etc.

I’m also grateful that Shelly of aneko Studios has written in giving me valuable comments on my step by step tutorial to build a template, the dummies way of course as I’m still learning. I’ll be attempting to improve the readability of my .

This is barebones verions 0.1

September 29, 2006

This is a bare minimum theme named, for the time being, that I developed.

When you keep changing styling and codes of a theme in use you can’t roll back unless you keep all previous versions of style sheet files and code files. In developing this template I use html to dispaly each step and php for repeating text.

Head over here to step through each step of the building of this bare minmium template.

Of course this is not really usable yet.

IPO = deforestation

September 28, 2006

It was on the newspaper few days ago that during the last 6 months there were 15 major IPO in Hong kong. On average each prospectus has 616 pages and weighs 1.36kg and there were total of 660,000 copies printed. Paper consumption was 919 tons which equates to 15,000 trees.

It is easily understood that there are legal concerns behind making these prospectus available to potential subscribers but I see no excuses for these companies doing IPO not to attempt reducing paper use. As usual no organisation assumes responsibility of wasting paper.

If there is a will, there is a way!