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Blog redesign

Welcome to my new redesigned blog! It’s been a year and a half since the last time I changed the design. I have always wanted to change it, but I just always don’t have enough time. 🙂 I know I’m not that good enough in designing, but at least, this is the best design I ever made until now!

The idea behind this design is, to make a simple, usable layout and still looks beautiful. There is a lot of tutorial on the web that helped me when making this. I try to make the website small in size, so you’ll able to load it fast enough. There is also a cool trick on the background, which still make the markup small without much wrapping div over div to accomplish the effect. I also realize the importance on social networking nowadays, so I add links to some of my account. 🙂

Another new templates

Since this blog launched, I have changed this blog templates three times. So, this is my third WordPress template. The first one, is called as Modern Capsule, that focusing on black, white and red colors. The second one is a simple template, called as Simple Golden Black, which used black and gold as its base color. Now the third one, its a ‘whole’ semi transparent template, that I called as Cross Line. Yup, almost all element is semi transparent. And the interesting one is, it changed the background color based on the current time (GMT +7), from morning to night. lol 🙂 Is it better?

Fixing IE bugs and using Jquery

Now, the templates is better, as I use Jquery, I can get the actual window size on Internet Explorer 7+. Also with a little enhancement with Jquery, you can see the animation while showing or hiding the side menu. Also I update the graphics to a little smaller so you can see the content wider.

It still use fixed width, I will solve this later so if you are using wider screen, the head logo and menu will not separated from the main element. 🙂 I’m still testing this templates and will improve it day by day. Damn, I think I really interested on creating WordPress templates now. Maybe I will make a public templates soon.

Testing the new templates

Here I create my first and only templates for WordPress, the result is as you can see on your screen. It still buggy I think, so please report me whenever you see something unexpectedly happens while navigating here.

This templates should works fine on Mozilla Firefox 3+ and Google Chrome. Opera 9 shows fine too, but have some margin problem. Internet Explorer didn’t works well, I can’t resize the element height so you will see a scrollbar on your browser window and a scrollbar inside the element. There also an error reported that I didn’t have clue yet.