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New theme!

March 13th, 2005 · 3 Comments

I’ve enabled the theme in which I have been working yesterday and today. It’s based on the excellent Arzel XT2 theme by Arzel Yusop. One of the main reasons I like this theme is that it is of flexible width. There are many nice themes out there, but I dislike having a fixed-width theme. I think the content in a browser should adapt to the size of my browser window, and not the other way around. Thanks to Arzel for a great theme! And while working on changes to the theme, I’ve found the Preview Theme plugin immensely useful.

I’ve made some changes in the colors and font sizes, and made the header smaller. I have also reapplied the “asides” hack for quick web links. If you find anything broken, please let me know.


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1  Z. D. Smith // Mar 29, 2005 at 8:11 am

    I really like your asides. Which plugin are you using for them?

  • 2  Hitchhiker // Mar 30, 2005 at 7:18 pm

    Z.D.: thanks for the comment! I’m not using any plugin. I followed the instructions from, and modified the CSS style to my liking. The globe icon I’m using (www.png below) is from the Nuvola icon set by David Vignoni. This is the corresponding section from my style.css file:

    .asides p {
    border: dotted #C4BFAB
    background: url("www.png") no-repeat #eee;
    background-position: left top;
    padding: 5px;
    padding-left: 40px;

    Finally, I modified the stupid_hack function to fit the XHTML produced by the Theme I’m using (modified Arzel XT2). Here’s the one I’m using:

    function stupid\_hack($str) {
    return preg\_replace('|


    |s', '
    ', $str);

  • 3  Z. D. Smith // Apr 1, 2005 at 10:19 pm

    Oh, hey – very nice. I think I’d like to get that running, too.