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How are you using Thematic?

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  • Started 6 years ago by CircleReader
  • Latest reply from fwunder
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  1. Ian's Thematic theme framework is currently taking some abuse from my current Child Theme over at Reading Circle Books. With a little help from my friends, I hope that child will grow up to be a civil-to-all-browsers, handsome, productive website some day. :)

    Meanwhile, I'd love to see how others are putting Ian's work to use. Please, post a link and show off your Thematic site!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. As an aside, note how Circle Reader uses the index insert widget-area to create a clever division in content on his blog. Really makes for a custom look. Smart.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. Heh, it's a trick I lifted from you, Ian, when you used to invite more interaction with readers (subscriptions, etc.) in a brief "Wait! There's more!" notice following the first post on a certain neglected bookish blog. The CSS to float the widgets horizontally is giving me gray hairs every time I fire up IE, though. Probably a seed for another discussion thread...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. I am not ready. I will get back to you.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. gota admit, i havent tried the framework yet, but after i finish my current project i will play with it and see how it goes, looks great tho!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. Frdric Bourgeon
    Member

    For the moment, I'm still doing a few experiments on a local install but I'm planning to create two themes using Thematic framework. One will be for my personal blog, and the second for a website dedicated to Flock in which I am the French localizer. I'm not sure about that project yet, though it is taking some shape.

    I'm still learning about child-theme and all the things that can be done with that, so I better get to you later with some screenshot.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. Not using it yet, but hope to in the future. In the meantime just checking out how bbPress looks.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. I started using it for my son's blog. Using Child-Theme is very interesting. I'm just wondering how to do some hacks without modifying the code (I will post a discussion about that later).

    Thanks Ian for the mention...

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. I took over management of a blog a few weeks ago and am slowly tweaking this theme (using a Child, of course) to my satisfaction.

    This is what it looks like so far. I'm currently working on formatting single posts and pages and adding some wrappers so I can vary the plain white background a bit.

    Edit: Having trouble with the index widget insert. I'm sure I'll have it worked out soon, though.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  10. Nice job on the header, Drugstore Space Cowboy. Nice username too. ;)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  11. What plugin are you using for the page directory at the bottom of your index?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  12. WP-PageNavi

    Posted 6 years ago #
  13. monkeymartin
    Member

    My site
    www.myslavelake.com/directory

    This is what I have done with your grate theme. I am just learning so please go easy. Any suggestions on what I should do to improve the look. Dose any one know how to reduce the white space bettween my first post title and the main header image. How do I make the header a link to my home page.

    This is the code I added for the header


    #branding {
    background:transparent url(images/banner.jpg) no-repeat scroll center top;
    background-position: bottom;
    height:210px;
    position:relative;
    z-index:10;
    }

    Thanks any feedback good or bad will be great

    Posted 6 years ago #
  14. I've been slowly developing a child theme based on the thematic framework at www.patdryburgh.net. I really want people to look at it and not know it is a Child theme for Thematic, not because Thematic looks bad, but to show the power of thematic as a theme framework.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  15. monkeymartin
    Member

    patdryburgh you site is taking shape. Is this your first crack at wordpress theme design

    Posted 6 years ago #
  16. No, this is probably my 4 or 5 WordPress blog design. This is definitely my most indepth, however. I've actually had a previous design featured on SmashingMagazine.com.

    Also, a WordPress powered site I just finished was launched today at FeedbackAudio.ca.

    This is the first time I've developed a site live (publicly), and the first time I've done it around a WordPress theme framework.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  17. Cool. Which one was yours, Pat?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  18. Oops, my bad.

    This is the link here (Mine's the first one... I don't think they loved the rest of the design as much as the RSS Icon, but it was still cool to be featured).

    Posted 6 years ago #
  19. josswinn
    Member

    I'm a complete novice but have learned a lot by working with Thematic because it's so well documented - and Ian is quick to respond on this forum. Here's the site. Initially, I was tinkering with Modicus but it just wasn't working for me, so I took Thematic and borrowed a little from the Modicus color scheme and minimalist look.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  20. Just a quick update to let everyone know that I've finally got some more work done on the child theme I'm working on. I was having a really tough time with sIFR, but I've finally got it figured out!

    I'm looking for suggestions for how to do the navigation. I want to keep the navigation horizontal as on the thematic layout, but I don't want it to look the same. I'm thinking something similar to how I have the page pagination, but I'm not 100% sure. What does everyone else think?

    link

    Posted 6 years ago #
  21. I've just installed WP with Thematic theme, created a child theme and in 2 hours I managed to do this: www.cozmoslabs.com

    Thank you for a great Template. It's really easy to develop upon it... I actually had fun!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  22. I just overhauled what I had done on my blog. I now have a totally different design up. Take a look at patdryburgh.net. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  23. scarParisO
    Member

    It looks good Pat. You've linked to cosmolabs.com in one of your posts when i think you meant cozmolabs.com, very cool design also :) I'm finding it hard to select any text which is above "posted in:" on the line below in your posts, i couldn't click the cozmolabs link for example or select it to paste it into my browser. A little bug perhaps?

    But yeah, it looks great!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  24. I think the problem rests with the asides styling. I seem to be able to highlight everything properly, but I'll take a look at it in a bit to see if I can fix anything.

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  25. Hi guys,

    Just "finished my blog design" Made some more modifications to the comments part and slight modifications to the footer from the base thematic theme. Nothing big, but looks ok. Also wrote a post about thematic and child themes. Your feedback is always welcomed.
    http://www.cozmoslabs.com/2008/08/11/10-design-tips-for-your-custom-wordpress-theme-built-with-thematic/

    Posted 6 years ago #
  26. That's a great list of tips. And a great design too. Nice job, sareiodata. :)

    Posted 6 years ago #
  27. I just did some updates to my child theme. I'd love to hear everyone's feedback on it!

    Thanks!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  28. I really like the way you've stiled the asides category posts in the home page and somewhat separated them from the main posts. Also the sIFR headings look great.
    Great job Pat!

    Posted 6 years ago #
  29. Thanks. Kudos to Ian for the asides styling (check out this link on how to do it).

    I'm currently researching whether or not it's ok to release a sIFR font file as part of a public WordPress theme. Hopefully I'll have an answer soon.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  30. I'm certainly not a designer and not really one for playing around with CSS (as you'll probably tell by looking at the code I've added) but I needed a new blog theme for a new site I'm about to launch. I stumbled across thematic and decided to try my hand at creating a child theme for fun.

    I was really impressed with how easy it was to get it up and running. You can see the results at http://thebuzz.at/blog/. There's only a test post and a few test comments there now, I'll a real post tomorrow.

    Thanks for this!

    Posted 6 years ago #

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