Orange Juice!

Welcome everybody to a new avatar of Vysnu. It’s still heavily in the works so stuff will be broken, but it should be a nice refresh from being blue all this while. The inspiration behind this is a hint of Kill Bill and a dash of love.

Notes and Plans

  • It’s been four years since I started this blog and the design remained constant, so it’s overdue for a change.
  • It’s made with Blueprint™. Relying on this very lovely framework means that this whole avatar (until now at least) is less than 60 lines of style. Rejoice! (Definite win for easy tweaking and playing around with things.)
  • Good typography, again courtesy the blueprint framework. These fonts are definitely easier on my eye.
  • I plan to move delicious links and miniposts (kewl) to the sidebar, leaving this main box filled only with ‘real’ posts. Done!
  • Striving for minimalism, so navigation by default will be hidden and only come up on a click.
  • Good white on black pretty colors for code.
  • Ashok’s suggestion: remove asides from main RSS feed.
  • A thorough overhaul of the comments template, it’s a relic from the old default WP theme still. Highlighting for self-made comments.
  • Tags display at the bottom of a post a la iPhoto, and a tag list in the sidebar. Done!
  • Switch to WordPress 2.3 Done!
  • Support tags and a tag cloud in the theme. Done!
  • A search box.
  • Bake in widget support in the theme to use those newer plugins.
  • Have an ‘About this Post’ section in the sidebar for individual post displays, also display the previous and the next post for navigation.

Everything else is up for grabs, leave a comment if you need anything done. Later!

11 Replies to “Orange Juice!”

  1. that was a deeper shade of orange and that WAS uma thurman 😉 anyways it isn’t about the orange, it is all about the juice 🙂 .. the redesign is good anyways, liked everything (except the colour off course) esp. the idea to move miniposts to sidebar

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  2. Anoop: blueprint is uber cool. Have used it for around ten different projects already and it works kidu every time. Hmmm about the color I dunno, the theme’s supposed to be “orange juice”. I suppose you don’t like Uma Thurman in orange and black as well? 😉 [altho I suppose that’s a deeper shade of orange] Anyways like I told Swami, hopefully it’ll grow on you!

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