Future Child Themes for Thematic in the works

Spring is at it’s end and makes room for a promising Summer. Finishing the new design was a fulfilling moment for me. When you put so much effort into something, your personal expectations are always high. Building something for myself and things are prone to be problematic. In the initial stages nothing really feels right […]

Content design – what makes a good landing page

Photo by divemasterking2000 I want a redesign. I need it to be forward thinking with easy access to most sections of the site. Although this sounds like I’m trying to sell something to a client, please bare with me. Creating an effective landing page (in my case the front page) is a must. This is […]

Add a search box to the thematic menu

A search box in main menu is something a lot of themes have by design. Although this is not the case with the Thematic Theme Framework, it’s easy to customize it with a few lines of code. First thing we need to do is create a thematic child theme. This way we won’t make direct […]

Green anyone? Try Commune – Thematic Child Theme!

Update 11.17.2010 The category image was removed and all thumbnails are now created using the Featured Image default functionality. If no Featured Image is added a default image appears in place. Simply put I have been lazy lately. I know this isn’t the best way to sell my self but a little bit of honesty […]

Quickly add a Category DropDown to Thematic 0.9

With the launch of Thematic 0.9 we now have out of the box drop-down menus to work with. This is one of the many features added to 0.9 that was requested by the community. However sometimes one might want to replace the default Thematic menu with a menu composed with the categories and sub-categories of […]

Replacing the Thematic Menu with a DropDown List of Categories

There comes a time when you might want to use the Thematic Theme for other things then just a blog, like a magazine or a portal and it might be best suited to have the categories of your blog on top instead of your static pages. After all, you’ll probably have two static pages (about […]

Installing WordPress Child Themes and Customizing the Byty Theme

Source byty.ro Since I’ve launched by first Wordpress Child Theme based on Thematic I thought writing about how you can make small changes to the theme and put your own graphical logo, add css for other plugins, basically create a customized version of it. This post is divided in 4 different parts, particularly: Installing Wordpress […]

Byty the Free Child Theme – Built on Thematic

        Download Byty Child Theme Version 0.5 This is my first Free to Download Child Theme. It was built for a friend of mine and we decided to release it for free in hope of some extra publicity 🙂 . In order to install it you have to download the Thematic Theme (from which this child theme inherits all of the […]