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I was going to loot some of the clean CSS and simple design from some guy named Carl but decided to start with the Scribbish Typo theme instead. That’s a great theme and well organized. I also bought Dan Cederholm’s Bulletproof Web Design a few weeks ago. Although I don’t think I used any explicit techniques from the book, it helped me to think a little more about clean CSS design (he has also tweaked his site recently). Amazingly, it looks pretty much the same in Firefox and IE 6!
Some of the design was probably influenced by looking at Basecamp all day, and the big fonts that are popular now. I love the old-style figures of a font like Georgia, so I featured those in the comment counts. My mom does calligraphy and I remember seeing her draw big fives and sixes for practice. So please stop commenting if there are already five or six comments! I want to see a big number 5 whenever I visit my site! ;-)
I still want to add a picture column with thumbnails of all my open source products on the left side. I was counting them up and I have built at least 10-12 open source projects or plugins over the last nine months!
I still need to style the comments better.
In order to make the pluralizer work right with the newest Typo trunk, I had to do the following:
class ToolsController < ContentController layout :theme_layout helper :articles
render :partial => 'articles/search'
Other than that, the upgrade from 2.5.0 to the Typo trunk went smoothly.
Finally, for anyone who has read this far,