Updates to site theme

Updates to site theme

We've made some changes to the theme for this site… what do you think?

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When my internet connection spat the dummy a couple a weeks ago, I figured there wasn't much I could do to update this site - then I realised that the software I use to code the CSS for the theme, CSSedit by MacRabbit, allows you to work offline. As long as you have a page loaded in the live preview window, you can leave it open for as long as you like and edit the CSS, seeing the changes you make in real time, without the need for an internet connection. Plus, you can even add files to the CSS locally (by just dragging them into the editor) - no need to upload them to the web. This is especially handy when you need to make slight adjustments to the image - so much quicker!

So I took this opportunity to make some alterations to the theme for this site. The most obvious is the new pattern on the background, but there's some more as well:

  • the comments section has been completely remodelled - now streamlined!
  • I replaced the text button for the search box with a magnifying glass icon.
  • buttons have been added to view the demo for the blog entries.
  • error messages now suit the site theme.
  • block quotes have been stylised - based on this snippet by James Kanjo.

We also started some other new wikidot themes that we'll make available shortly - there's just a few things that need tweaking (mainly to do with making them compatible with Internet Explorer - damn IE!).

So tell us what you think about the changes to the theme in the (streamlined, all-new) comments section below…

Edit: Instead of making a blog post every time I make a change to theme that I want to tell you about, I've created the page Theme Changes so you can track the changes to the theme. You can also make comments there regarding the changes.
Edit (again): Whoops…I just realised that the /css category is private - so i've changed the page location - you should be able to see it now. Sorry about that!

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