Hello, I'm Chris Murphy — I specialize in creating engaging, user-centric interactive experiences.
“Lemon Twist” v2.0 – Updated WordPress Theme
I've recently updated my WordPress theme - "Lemon Twist" 2.0 -- which you can see here. This release includes a number of features on top of the recently released "Lemon Twist" v1.5.
There are some significant updates to this WordPress theme, and most of the updates are intended to make the theme a little friendlier for new users to tweak and modify as they need. Some of the updates you may not notice come in the form of significant code refractoring, where I’ve optimized how components on page are rendered as well as how the typography is rendered across browsers, etc.
Perhaps the most visible addition to the theme is the sidebar where I’ve added box-toggling features through jQuery, as well as reformatted the “Recent Comments” box so the whole item is clickable.
Also, I’ve incorporated a simple feature into the comments display which allows you to quote any of the comments — there are some minor tweaks I am thinking of making to it, but it is functional and I’d like to hear what others may think of it.
I’m sure there are a half dozen other features that I’m probably forgetting to mention, but then again, most of the updates are code-based rather than design-based. I will release a build of this theme when I feel that I’ve tested it out with a live audience and tweaked the new features.
Let me know what you think!
UPDATE: As promised, I’m releasing Lemon Twist v2.0.36 theme. This is a significant update to the 1.5 and the 2.0 versions, the most current of which you see here. I’ve handled the majority of critical fixes and tweaked a number of IE6 specific bugs (not including [its lack of decent] PNG support). Here are some of the features that are available with this theme release:
- Sidebar boxes now include a toggle feature to expand and collapse them — this is intended to give users some basic, temporary control over the layout. Future updates will include some persistence for the last state of each box.
- Comments — the comments portion of this theme has been modified to display the comment form at the bottom of the comments stack rather than as a sidebar box. An additional feature — the “Commentors on this Post” box — was created as a means to quickly jump to a particular comment on the page or see who has commented at a glance. Also, as I’ve mentioned earlier, there is now a feature to allow you to quote a particular comment; the implementation is rudimentary at the moment, but I will extend it further if it proves useful.
Please let me know if you find bugs and such — leave a report on this post — and I will add it to my todo list
I hope that everyone finds this new theme fun to work with as much as I have enjoyed creating it!
Download Lemon Twist v2.5 here.