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numblog.de redesign

Post by mattsches » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:21 pm

Hi all, I successfully moved my blog (German) to a new (better) server, it runs on PHP5 at last. I also upgraded to S9y 1.2, and the layout is built upon Bulletproof.

There are still a lot of smaller things to fix, but all in all I'm quite happy with the new installation. I extended the MyCalendar plugin a little, it imports events from last.fm and/or upcoming, and you can export the events to Google Calendar or any calendar that supports iCal. Apart from that I went easy on plugins, but will add some more in the future.

Some people already complained about the color scheme :wink: I admit some of the colors kinda clash, but that was more or less intended ... after all it's a blog about popular music, right?

Adding a user style sheet to the bulletproof template 1.1 is a great way of customizing your blog, btw. Thanks, guys, for this great template framework, I'm already loving it.

So, what do you think about my blog?

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Post by stm999999999 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:06 am

it is a nice template!
Ciao, Stephan

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Re: numblog.de redesign

Post by yellowled » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:36 am

mattsches wrote:Some people already complained about the color scheme :wink: I admit some of the colors kinda clash, but that was more or less intended ... after all it's a blog about popular music, right?

Some suggestions? From top to bottom?

I'd switch the white and pink for the homelink1. I'm sorry, but the pink just ... eow! :wink: Are the two empty navbar links a mistake or a style element? You might want to increase the width for .serendipity_date - it's also used (and cut off in your design) as a header for search results. I'd also make the color for the links in #footer a little lighter, it's very hard to read. Oh, and I really think your favicon is annoying, sorry :)

Other than that: way to go. Reminds me a little of nerdcore.de :)

mattsches wrote:Adding a user style sheet to the bulletproof template 1.1 is a great way of customizing your blog, btw. Thanks, guys, for this great template framework, I'm already loving it.

You're welcome. Glad you folks like it :)

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Post by d_cee » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:38 am

Nice job - and glad that bulletproof framework is proving so useful


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Post by mattsches » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:18 pm

Thanks for your replies!

@yellowled:
I chose the pink on purpose, nobody likes it, but everybody will remember it I guess :wink: yeah, I kinda expected that reaction.

The two empty navbar links will be filled later - can I disable them for now by leaving the input fields in the bulletproof config empty (I don't think so, but it *should* work like that)? You're probably right about the date box ... I might have to come up with a different solution.

About the favicon: A long time ago, I did this as a proof of concept thingy, just wanted to prove someone wrong who said it wasn't possible to use an animated gif as a favicon. And then I sticked to it somehow.

You're right about the footer, too, I have to clean this section up a little.

Thanks again for your comments, any feedback is very welcome ... oh, and thanks for the nerdcore comparison, too :oops:

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Post by yellowled » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:42 am

mattsches wrote:The two empty navbar links will be filled later - can I disable them for now by leaving the input fields in the bulletproof config empty (I don't think so, but it *should* work like that)?

Currently not, you'll have to reduce the number of navbar links in the theme options. We might consider this as a future feature. However, the customizable is a sensible area (grandma's performance pennies!), so I can't predict if it's possible - which is also true for a future BP release date in general.

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