Four months into the new year and a total of 2 posts. Not so good. I was working on a new version of my Giraffe theme that would allow all the page elements to be dragged around the screen, but it was taking too long and I just didn’t have time to finish it. Instead, I cleaned up what I already had, made it WordPress 2.0 compatible, and dropped in a few new features. Now presenting Giraffe2 – the slightly wonky edition.
The design remains largely the same. There are a few cosmetic changes, such as cleaning up header fonts, but the majority of changes are to increase configurability. To summarize them all:
- WordPress 2.0 only
- Supports WordPress widgets
- Options page now in the ‘Presentation’ section
- Layout can be configured to contain from 1 to 3 columns, in different sizes
- Dynamically generated CSS is separated from static CSS (so if you do customize the theme you won’t get annoyed when it starts over-writing all your code)
- AJAX comments support
- Footer content can be edited
- Logo is fully configurable, with a live-update feature – upload your own logos and background, and change sizes and positions
- Colour skins can now be plugged in
- Top navigation menu is configurable
As before, the theme is fully localized and the existing localizations work, although they may not be complete.
Full details can be found on the Giraffe2 page.