a new theme

well, folks, i finally have my new theme up and running. what do you think? i still need to iron out all kinds of little kinks and realize that i want to re-write all my pages (as opposed to the posts) – but all in all, i think my new “house” is ready. please feel free to kick the tires and tell me what works and what doesn’t.

here are my thanks:

first of all to my readers. thanks for sticking around through all these changes and experiments!

i also want to thank SBI, the host for my counselling in vancouver website for two years, for stellar service. unfortunately, their system didn’t work out for me but that is absolutely not due to them. i would highly recommend them. great service, tons of information and advice, a really nice community. the main reason why i switched away from them is because i wanted to amalgamate my web site and my blog, and that didn’t fit with their technology.

thanks also to my friend zoe neill-st. clair, one of the most intelligent people i’ve ever met. she’s been my main technical advisor and has made the cutline theme into this good-looking babe of a site. originally, we were going to use tiga. the main reason why it took forever to make the change from the old theme (about two months) is because we kept wracking our brains trying to find a way to fix a permalink problem with tiga. it turned out that with my server, we simply couldn’t use the already existing permalink structure, which i needed to keep because of all the existing links to this blog. so good-bye, tiga. too bad. it’s a really nice theme.

also, thanks to 1and1, the host of this blog for about 18 months now. they’ve always been helpful, have sometimes gone way beyond their scope, and the few times when their advice wasn’t quite accurate, were always quick to correct things.

finally, i want to thank my friend robert sanzalone, who i consider to be my blogging “godfather”, and all the friendship and support i continue to receive from my blogging friends – too many to list here – and particularly my buddies from the vancouver bloggers meetup.

6 thoughts on “a new theme

  1. Robert Sanzalone

    I like it. These three column themes are great! Very nice layout and colours.

    Thanks for the mention too Isabella. You KNOW I’m keeping an eye on things!

    Hugs and cheers!

  2. Israel Jobs

    Mazel tov on the new theme. It’s warm and inviting.

    Minor bug: in Firefox, the search and WebRing boxes are missing their black-on-orange headers.


  3. Jan Karlsbjerg

    Looks like you’ve made a good sweep of the theme to get the black and orange colors consistent throughout.

    A couple of details:
    – The Technorati tags that describe the current article are the very last items of the page (even below discussion of the theme being used)
    – I’d find another word for “pages” (which is a WordPress term without particular meaning to readers who will consider every URL a “page”). Most bloggers have faced this issue, so browse around a bit and you’ll get many ideas for a better term.

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