Ideas

Well, I’ve been taking long, hard looks at a bunch of templates and picking out features of each that I like. I think I’ve just about compiled a list of ideas that I want to incorporate in my new template. So here’s a look at each of the things I’m looking to implement.

Wuhan: One of the main things I like about this theme is the rounded corners. While I probably won’t use as much rounding, I’m going to dissect the CSS to see how it’s done.

Wuhan theme

To clean up the sidebar, I’m thinking of implementing something along the lines of Neuron‘s sidebar. It uses Javascript to display and hide the contents of each module. Additionally, it has some fancy alt messages that could be useful. I’m not a big fan of the rest of the theme, but here’s what I’m interested in.

Wuhan theme

Next, I’ve got this Desert Theme’s calendar in target. I like the styling idea. I’ve done a bit of styling work with calendars recently, but I couldn’t get it looking right. So I’ll be taking a long hard look at the CSS for this theme’s calendar.

Wuhan theme

Finally, I’m really liking the Rin theme overall. It’s very clean and relaxed. I think implementing Neuron’s sidebar idea with Rin’s sidebar will be very nice. The sidebar headers in Rin is very smooth and classy.

Wuhan theme

I also like the footer. The theme overall is very nice, in my opinion. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if my theme resembles the Rin theme.

Wuhan theme

At this point, I’ve got a lot of the hard stuff out of the way. Believe it or not, I think getting your ideas down for a template is possibly the hardest part of creating a theme. If anyone has any other suggestions for certain features or additions, feel free to comment. But at this point, I think I’m ready to start coding the theme.

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