I’ve been working pretty steadily over the last several days to complete the theme that now adorns this blog. At this point, I’d say it’s about 90% complete. The 10% that remains involves a whole lot of tweaking and validating code before it’s ready for public release. I’m pretty excited about it. This is only my second WordPress theme, and it’s a far cry better than my first, if I do say so myself. I’ve been wanting to build a custom theme for awhile now, but I hadn’t really had the time until I started having all this back trouble – and even then it’s only been since two weeks after my surgery that I’ve even felt up spending this much time working on the code. As soon as I finish tweaking everything, I slap this sucker down on its own download page and post a formal release announcement.

I’m also planning to redo my bbPress theme to match, thus giving the two primary parts of my site a more cohesive look and feel. I suspect that one will also be a fair bit of work, though it will probably be much less work than creating my first bbPress theme, since I build this WordPress theme using the same colors with the end goal of creating the bbPress theme. Once I’m done with that, I’ll update the download page so that folks can have their option to download the WordPress theme, the bbPress theme, or both themes bundled together.

Also, with WordPress 2.3 coming out at some point later this year, I’ll update this theme to accommodate for tags being native and Ultimate Tag Warrior going the way of the dodo. That, however, should be a very easy tweak.

2 thoughts on “BlueSands”

  1. I like it. Nice. Clean. Variable width. The sidebars don’t scale, so the main column has to do all the work, but at least it does scale. I’ve been struggling to find a theme that can do that. I think my header image is the prime reason my current one can’t, but there might be more to it than that.

  2. Thanks, Jean. I’m rather in love with it. I’ve been wanting to build my own theme for a while now, so it’s nice to finally have something to show for the wait. :)

    And hey, if you want a customized theme, just let me know what you’re looking for and maybe I’ll be able to work something up for you. :)

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