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It’s been, I don’t know, I think around a month or even more than a month since I posted. Sort of been going through a rough, dry or whatever patch you want to call it.

I did a couple of theme ports though in the last couple of months, so figured I would come gloat about it .. 😀

Another wedding based theme port to perfection by your truly .. 🙂 .. It was a fun job, this one, I liked their design a lot, and also got the chance to create a new plugin and incorporate that into the blog .. turned out pretty satisfying, all in all.

Go have a look here: HitWeddings Blog

Looks like no posts have been made yet, so might not fully show off the theme, but you will at least get to check it out!!

The other was a lot more work, and a even nicer theme I must say. Although I do not necessarily agree with all the elements used in the design, overall it is a very nice design, sort of web 2.0-ish you could say. This one was more tricky though, because the website has a weird setup where the front page of the domain get landed on the WordPress blog index, and they had some special requirements for the domain front page as compared to the normal blog index, so had to cut in with a hack to make it happen.

If you are in San Diego, you should definitely follow the website, afterall it is all about San Diego and people based there!

Go have a peek at this one now: Web San Diego

Pretty sweet eh .. I know, I rock .. 🙂 .. ok fine, I will go back to being the modest, nice little chap I am now since I don’t have anything more to gloat about!

Things still not looking so great with the job search, a couple of prospects, but the Work Authorization rules seriously are killing me .. 😦 .. so if you know of a job, look at my previous post for more details, and the firm is willing to be altruistic and sponsor a Work Visa for me, well what are you waiting for, leave me a comment and I will get back to you asap!!

I switched to the latest theme added, Fadtastic, kinda liked it. And I was getting bored of K2-Lite anyways ..

I wish there were more options to customize the theme though, I am not really all that fond of the links being display at the bottom of the page in those huge fonts .. 😦

Oh well, can’t really complain that much I guess ..

And Hi Mardi, thanks for the comment .. Hows Japan? 🙂

Got to run now, post later about some of the work I have been doing the past couple of weeks.

I kind of finished my new theme for NameError … I must say I am really satisfied with the outcome. I like this new version a lot better than NameError V1 .. I get the feeling that this one is a bit more upbeat and colorful than the last one …

Well technically speaking I wanted it to be more colorful and upbeat, so obviously I succeeded in my goal of making it so .. I liked V1 quite a lot too .. but for some reason I started feeling that it was rather dull, especially the color pallete didn’t as much catch my fancy after a couple of months of using it ..

NameError V2 was inspired by MistyLook by Sadish Balasubramanian … although it does not feature the options page in the Presentation Admin like MistyLook does, and is not as widgetized perhaps .. or to be rather accurate is not widgetized .. 😀

Most of the pages are not done yet though, so a lot of broken links with regard to the Pages .. 😉 … I came up with this Quickies concept based on the “Asides” technique from Matt I believe … it is quite possible that mine is more of a hack than a proper implementation, but I figured as long as it gets the job done, and since I am the only one going to be using the theme, I didn’t have to worry about coding it directly into the theme .. 😀

And what I did was in the end to create a page template for the Quickies section, and I just display all the Quickies in a page .. kinda like what I did with it ..

Well I like this theme a lot, so I think it will adorn my WordPress for quite a while at least until I come up with some better idea to make it even more kick-ass .. 🙂

NameError Reloaded it is from now on .. I want to post more there, but I don’t get that much time nowadays .. but I am trying to make it a point to start posting regularly there .. lets see how that goes .. until then all of you go over to NameError and adore my new theme and then praise me on a job well done .. 😀

So after my last post on the theme for Yumcha, I got featured on the Yumcha Blog with a post dedicated to me.

Cool eh, I know … a big thanks to Mardi for the post, if I knew her in person, I would give her a hug for the wonderful words in the post .. he he .. 😀

Here’s the direct link to the post: WordPress Theme on Yumcha Blog

First time I am getting featured on a blog post for my work I think .. woohoo .. Yay!!!!

Another theme added to my collection of works .. yay!! .. 🙂

The theme is really good considering its totally different from all the other themes that I have worked on or created .. Almost all of my themes so far have been two column, with the exception of the Restaurant Recipes Blog which was three column .. but this new theme, three column in a twisted manner of speaking you can say.

Absolute positioning, fixed width, fluid height … and the result is surprisingly excellent by my own standards. When I started off on it, I wasn’t entirely confident about the whole thing, but the end result is superb I must say …

I am working on another WordPress theme/system, which I will rant about in a different post, well frankly because I was aghast with the circumstances when I was working on it … its a total shame about how I felt, but anyways more about it later ..

Coming back to this one, the website is something along the social networking lines but for a specific community, and the blog theme looks ravishing, both from my view point and the clients … 🙂

I had quite a few problems with making the fluid height thing work for the container in the back, but some tweaks with the z-index and tricky positioning values seems to have worked out pretty fine … I work exclusively on Firefox, and it looks excellent on it, and to maintain a decent level of cross-browser compatibility I use Firefox plugins to view IE Output inside Firefox, and it looks great there too …

If someone who uses other browsers sees this post, and cares to take a couple of minutes to check out the blog and the theme, and let me know about how it renders on your browser, I would greatly appreciate that .. 🙂

Take a look at the blog and the theme here: Yumcha Blog

Feedback and comments are most welcome .. actually look forward to hearing about it .. 😉

Will rant about the other project in a while .. maybe today or perhaps tomorrow depending on when I complete the entire system and install it on the destination server … Oh boy, its going to be a fun night for me I guess .. 😦

I have set it upon myself to do a new theme for NameError this past week. I like my current theme, but I feel sprucing it more into a nicer theme. I am sort of getting this feeling that its kinda dull for some reason, probably my color combination is getting sour .. 😦

I have been working on a few WordPress projects this past week, and now I really can’t wait to do a new theme for my blog at NameError.

I was looking through different WordPress themes for some inspiration, and bingo I found the one I really really like .. 😀

MistyLook by Sadish Balasubramanian, it looks excellent … So I have decided I am going to use this as the backbone, but I will probably change a lot especially in terms of colors and text formatting.

I like the tabs at the top of the page and the search there, also the feed icons right above the header image. I might change the header image though to something else. I am definitely going to change the green base for links etc to something else, not sure what yet.

I really like the grey boxes for the side column, but I might decide to put my side panel on the left instead of the right. I have been having my side panels on the right until now, but now I feel like switching sides .. 😀

Yay … I am really excited about it .. I really hope I can get it done by the end of this weekend … I have a crap load of stuff to do next week .. I will rant about it in my other blog at Me Geek later .. 😦

It’s been a very long time indeed since I last posted, to be accurate 4 months since my last post, that’s been the longest hibernation I have had with respect to this blog.

Most of the absence has been due to the trip I made to India. It was a good trip and a bad trip, just don’t know how to really feel about the trip anymore. It did make me a nervous wreck for over three weeks though in the end, which was an absolute disaster in entirety of the word.

I only got to come back to Stockholm last week, still trying to fix up my life here, oh dear lord, it just never ends you know .. somehow or the other there is always something that needs tending to .. bleech .. already so tired of life, and I am like just 23 now ..

The new slogan for this Generation should be something like: “25 is the new 50!!!!!” .. 😀

Work has suffered the most I think because of my trip and the other issues I had to battle, I kind of have no work at this moment, well technically I haven’t really had any work for the past three weeks or so .. 😦

I did get this one job for a WordPress theme though, so that was pretty nice. It turned out quite well too, the client was very pleased with the end result I would say. Here’s the link to the site: Bob Michaelian

So what do you think? Nice, neat and elegant, I feel .. 😉 … and if you want to be nice to me, agree with me and shower a few compliments my way .. 😀

If you are looking for someone to do WordPress related work, leave a comment and your email address where I can contact you, and I will get back to you asap .. 🙂

I just finished porting another website design to a WordPress Theme. Looks quite nice, kudos to me .. 😀

I get so many of these Theme porting jobs, that I have been so quick with it nowadays. Barely takes me a day to finish up. I still think that I need to improve a bit though, mainly in the way that I use XHTML tags and containers.

I have never really been bent on using the standard WordPress "default" theme as the base. I for some reason prefer to use the theme I created for my other blog as the barebones skeleton and build on top it. I guess that is mainly because of the fact that I know my own code better 🙂

The guy has asked me to clean up his main website HTML as well after seeing the results of his new blog. Wonder how horrible it is going to be, the HTML looks pretty bad to me, I am not too fond of using tables to build the entire page, and then going deeper and deeper nesting tables everywhere, and the current HTML as it stands is just exactly this 😦

Take a look if you want, the site is live here Restaurant Recipes Blog , pretty good job eh ..

I seem to have mucked up with my own WordPress theme on my other blog, I seem to have forgotten to add the links/code for next/previous pages once the blog starts paging, I need to go get that done .. probably won't get done today, I have some other work that needs completing today ..

I wonder if its time for a theme change on this blog, I have to go see if there are some new offerings, haven't checked in some time ..

Update: I switched themes now .. 😀 .. Sapphire it is now, A professional two column theme with an "apple" feel from what it states on the Theme description ..

I like the theme quite a lot I think, One thing I don't like is the color of the visited links, could use a change with that .. but overall looks pretty neat ..

A new wedding based theme in the works again, following up on the first theme I ported for WeddingPlanSecrets, hoping to finish it up by tomorrow .. it should have been done by now, but the weekend was complete chaos, so things got messed up ..

This time though, I am creating the theme from scrath, except for the header image which was provided, so I can pretty much call it a completely new theme 🙂 created by me .. yay !! ..

Have been meaning to post about something here for so long now, but still haven't found the time to do it, hopefully by tomorrow things should settle down a bit, and I can concentrate on some other stuff .. I need to wrap up a couple of things by tomorrow, lets see how that goes ..

More soon ..

I found out today that a WordPress theme that I ported for a client is online .. I don’t get to see much of my work out in the open on the internet, so I am quite happy about this one.

Take a look .. started out with unclean HTML design, and when I was done XHTML 1.0 Transitional valid and CSS valid .. but unfortunately seems like further changes were made to the code, and now its not validating either 😦 .. thats not too cool .. but oh well .. here’s the link to site .. Wedding Plan Secrets

What do you think eh? Pretty decent .. Haven’t really had much of WordPress work lately which sucks .. so anyone runs across this post, and wants to convert a HTML design to WordPress theme, give me a shout ..

Update:

Found out that another one of theme ports is being used online as well .. 🙂 .. yippie .. this one is even better looking than the first one in my opinion. Its a design by Andreas Vilkund and the original design is called andreas02

Its online here .. Surfarama

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