After scrapping my old theme, the default Kubrick theme started to grow on me… it’s clean and simple. After getting quite a bit of ribbing about my last theme (very, very, very customized aka hacked Anaconda theme) breaking with WordPress 2.1, I was motivated to get a new theme up and going quickly.
Perhaps the worst (or best) ribbing I took was by blogging pro John Chow, who took time out of his moguling to come over to the blog and give me a hard time. Thanks John! I laughed out loud.
I’m feeling a little better about the blog tonight. I think I’m going to start the next big craze for Web 3.0… ambient glows. Bubbles were very Applish a few years ago and the last couple years have been the famed Web 2.0 reflection. With ambient light being all the craze with new LCD and HDTV sets (you have to do something to keep the prices up there), I have no doubt that it’s the next big thing on the web.
You heard it here, folks! I present you with the WordPress Kubrick Blue Ambient Glow theme. I simply replaced all the images, added a couple more, and tweaked some of the code on the header to leave room for the menu bar I added. I also had to do some CSS modifications. I’ve looked at the site in IE7, Firefox 2 (Mac and PC)… so far so good. If it doesn’t look good in IE6… uh, go download a newer browser! They’re still free!
I’m still fighting with a couple plugins that ‘say’ they are 2.1 ready but they lock up the site. I’ll continue to tweak and develop the site out to its previous glory. Be patient!