This is an old wordpress template designed and created by me at 2014. The initial goal was creating modern looking theme but still backward compatible with old browser/IE 6. i was naively thinking that supporting ie6 can be a selling point, So i believed there were still a market for theme like this and i tried to publish this theme on the template marketplace. But you guess it. nobody cared about ie6 anymore. rejected.
What i learned: Everyone knows that supporting IE6 is hard.. but it even harder to push modern stuff (eg: responsive design, retina display, etc) and keep it backward compatible with it. Too many time spent on bug fixing and finding a compromise.
This theme is intended to be lightweight and easy to setup & customize. It has no dependency to any 3rd party css framework.
I released it as open source. Along with PSD design and documentation. Find it in github.
*This theme also powering this site
This free vector contains a set of XBox One console in cartoon style: joypad, machine and kinect. You can download for free. The package contains 2 different format: Inkscape SVG and Adobe Illustrator AI like the ones from xbox design lab
Since Wordpress version 3, the comment form has been standarized and can be displayed by using
comment_form() function at the theme code, see the reference. The function accepts 2 parameters, $args and $post_id. Customization for the form fields and textarea markups can be done via $args array. see also this file for reference: wp-includes/comment-template.php at
comment_form() function. Continue reading
I like web design, and has been creating web since I was at junior high school. This post is the showcase for the evolution of this site. Starting from the first unpublished simple design created by Microsoft Word… Then hosted on free hosting… To the current version.
After couple or years with the same design (I couldn’t exactly remember, but previous design had been there since 2007). Yeah I have been a full time worker since then, I hadn’t been played around with my site anymore so it was kinda neglected.
Ok! So I decided to made a big renovation on this site… The new design still powered by Wordpress. In the front end side, I’ve developed it with some cool new things to keep up with the current standard. Now it featuring web standards, responsive design, visually updated with fresh design that goes flatter that mix up elegance of corporate style but still contain cartoonish element. Hopefully you like a new design.
I took a best practice from HTML5Boilerplate that contains normalize, modernizr, some polyfill a long with good skeleton of great HTML5 document structure developed by some cool front-end guys. For wordpress development, I start this theme with _s (underscores ). Again, there are Automattic/wordpress people guys behind it. It helped me a lot to build theme in a Wordpress way.
Layouting it was painful. But it teached me a lot about responsive design and legacy browser layouting technique with its limitation. But in the cons, I found that we can’t write elegant markups when working with old browser. That’s why If you peek the source code of this site, you’ll find an kinda unecessary nested markup in some elements. That is for supporting the browser’s grandpa!
The design is compromising too. Can’t do much acrobatic CSS3. Just use it a bit as Progressive enhancement, because it still need look good in old IE.
This site is still under construction and i will update it periodically 🙂