A weblog authored by Carthik about the latest in the WordPress world.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Alternate templates and stylesheets

Filed under: — Carthik @ 2:28 pm

Root has come out with a couple of alternate template+stylesheet (index.php + wp-layout.css) packages for WordPress 1.2.

I like to think that it started with his comment/question, which goes :

How does someone convert their default layout to a two column, centred layout, with a footer, and using float from CSS 1?

At that time, I thought it was too detailed a question to be included in the FAQ, as I beleived the chances of someone actually voicing that question would be rather low. Kudos to Root for having gone ahead and answered that question now.
Two designs are available,

  1. Two column – Gemini
  2. Three column – Trident

He has a detailed explanation of why he thinks the changes are neccesary at the pages I have linked to. Read them and use the templates if you like. I agree with him about that fact that for new users who require a template with a header, a footer and two or three columns, those templates are good to get started with. If you decide to use them, know that you also have to get the index.php provided , along with the stylesheets.

WordLog uses a modified version of Root’s creation. So if you need to create a two column design, with a header and a footer, and with an Image Banner, you could use the WordLog stylesheet. In addition to the header, or banner, image, a change I made was to increase the width of #rap, #content and #menu to about 800, 600 and 200 pixels respectively.

In other WordPress design news, with regard to the anticipated release of Kubrick, Michael has made it known that it should be available by Saturday evening (CET).

1 Comment

  1. This blog is a really good example of how once a user is freed up from the vexed issues in CSS positioning they can let their creative skills run riot. I am really pleased the Gemini was chosen as the template for what I am sure is going to be a WP *flagship* blog. Congratulations.

    Comment by Root — 7/28/2004 @ 3:27 pm

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