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How are you using Thematic?

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  • Started 11 years ago by CircleReader
  • Latest reply from fwunder
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  1. @BrightBold... really nice job on the site. I'm currently designing 3 sites based on Thematic and they all look so different because of Thematic's flexibility, it's a dream to work with.

    Again Kelley... really nice design! It's tasteful, classy & easy to navigate. I'm sure your client is thrilled with the result!

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  2. Hi All,
    I’ve been following the development of Thematic for the last few months now, which makes it pretty lame that I've never checked out the forums until now. Looks like a great community/resource from what I've been able to tell over the last few hours.

    Anyways, I've just released my first Thematic specific Child Theme called Boumatic. My main goal with the design was to step away from the default Top Header, Left Content, Right Sidebar layout that comes as the default. Check it out and let me know what you think!




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  3. @BrightBold... really like the site. Everything fits together nicely and the colors although powerful they blend together really good!

    @allancole Impressive Child Theme! I have to say I tested it with Safari for Windows and it DOES look better :-) (I don't normally enjoy all that anti-aliasing Safari adds to fonts).

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  4. We are using a heavily modified Thematic Child Theme (Juction) at Indigo Clothing, a t-shirt printing blog.

    I love the way Thematic and the child themes work - many thanks guys.


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  5. jhelvy

    Hi everyone,
    I discovered Thematic and Wordpress about a month ago and have since been re-designing my site. Here's what I've got so far:

    It's a work in progress. I used the sliding doors technique for my menu to get the tabs (that one took me a little while to get). Just so you know how powerful WP and Thematic are, I didn't know any coding AT ALL when I started this about a month ago (but I do know photoshop :)) Let me know what you think!

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  6. Hi everyone from Russia with love :D
    Thanks Ian Stewart for theme very much. I used it like that
    sorry for bad english

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  7. I also would like to add and show what I have done out of the Thematic-framework.
    Have a look at dreitehabee.

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  8. Well I have played with Thematic and followed Ian for quite a while and needed to find a new look for one of my blogs and spent or a day or so on this:

    I really like it mostly because of the framework behind it (wink). Unfortunately I didn't start out making it a child theme, which I knew I should have, I just got carried away. So that is next since at least currently I like it and having fun with typography, although a little overdone perhaps.

    I added Justin Tadlock's Get the Image plugin for thumbnail images for all categories, tags, and archives. Worked great in like two minutes I had thumbnails. That's where I got lost in how to add that functionality to a child theme. I think I am getting it now, any tips would help :). Just need to hack away at it.

    So only my wife so far says she likes it so I thought I would pass it by since I am a big fan of the theme.


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  9. Hello everybody,

    and thank you to Ian for the great work. I'm using thenatic and Ian's acamas for my german blawg and now it looks like this:


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  10. I have been slowly customizing Thematic for my collage and design blog. Having trouble with the nav, tho. I can't get it to center these days...

    Ian, any help you could give would be greatly appreciated! I love your work, man. Keep it up!

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  11. Hi all! I was using Sandbox as my theme, when I found a link to Thematic on the Sandbox Forums in Ian's signature, I decided to try it out and I love it! I made a copy of the default css in library styles and customized it for my child theme. Thank you Thematic!

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  12. Hello. I just finished with my child theme, check it out here. I'm still massaging a few things, like, for some reason, the container is off, even though it looks good. But I really love this theme. It does so much!

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  13. Hello, this is my first implementation of Thematic:


    Take a look!

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  14. I'm using Thematic > Travailler for my site on Alaska:

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  15. A new child theme to download for free:

    Hope you guys and galls like it!

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  16. I've just released my first child theme to download:

    The theme is really minimal and uses sIFR for headings.
    At this moment, there's no support page but if you like it and want to change something don't be afraid to ask directly to me at dannydamnboy [at]

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  17. I've just released my second child theme to download for free:

    At this moment, there's no support page but if you like it and want to change something don't be afraid to ask directly to me at dannydamnboy [at]

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  18. UPDATE: both Stars and Stripes and Second to None child themes are updated. Now Titles and Headers show special characters in French and German. The old links are still valid for download.

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  19. my private Blog at based on the Thematic-Framework. I did a lot of php stuff with junctions to design the postheader and postfooter the way i want. Thats are a great feature in the Thematic-Framework ...

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  20. I'm about to release a new child theme. you could take a look here:

    any comment is welcomed!

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  21. I finally got around to transferring the newsletter for my art website into a blog format using Ian's Themeshaper. What a dream this WP framework is to work with.

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  22. Smoking Blue is born: take a look at !

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  23. Me and Anthrax are working on two brand new themes: Forcemin and Aurora (for Thematic 0.9) Stay tuned!!!

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  24. Second To None 2.0 Child Theme For Thematic 0.9 was released. Check out the theme at

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  25. Hello, I've just updated my personal site to Thematic ( A child theme with only some badly hacked css at the moment but more to come. I came from sandbox which was great for css personalisation, but thematic takes it to another level with all the hooks.

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  26. Smoking Blue 2.0 Child Theme For Thematic 0.9 was released. Check out the theme at

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  27. Hi Ian and forum-folks. Thanks for all the support. I bought Thematic Power Blog about five hours ago and I've been wrestling with it every since, looking over the forums, modifying styles.css, etc. (I love all the widget spaces, btw!)

    I'm a beginner and I'm teaching myself how to work with Wordpress, PHP, CSS, etc. Can someone send me in the right direction for any getting-started tutorials specific to Thematic? Much appreciated.

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  28. Well, it all depends on what you want to do. :D I suggest making a new forum topic with a few items and we can get started there.

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  29. Well, here is our last release, a blog on surf life style for a customer:
    Hope you like it.

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  30. FilterJoe is my first thematic child theme. Of particular interest:

    1) It was designed with readability as the overriding goal. I've had to back off that slightly as it was interfering too much with usability (I just added underlines back to links, for instance, because some people were not noticing the links at all).

    2) This is my first time designing a theme, modifying CSS, or even running a blog - took me around 40-50 hours to do (at least 2/3 of which was learning curve related, and unfortunately done without the aid of Firebug).

    3) My second post, "Site Design for Reading" could be of interest to those who want to emphasize readability - and I'd love to get feedback about it in the comments.

    I could not have accomplished what I did in such a short amount of time without the carefully thought out Thematic theme defaults, the respository of answered questions in this forum, and specific help from dannydamnboy. I am now a big fan of Thematic!

    I hope to make contributions to this forum myself as I gain knowledge of CSS, Wordpress, and Thematic.

    Note: BBPress is not allowing me to include my web site name in this post. It is filterjoe preceded by www and followed by com

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