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Themeing

So I started playing around with underscores again to start a new “babbage” theme and was thinking if we wanted to be responsive (like work with multiple formats with the site) that I think or original design might not be the best fit for something like a phone. Well I think I may have an answer to that. Instead of it being a book we are looking at make it more like a victorian styled newspaper with multiple fonts and small boxes.

https://blog.prototypr.io/the-value-of-multi-typeface-design-ccd67227b0ee#.xgt8npdtw

This site basically inspired me with that idea. That way once it shrinks to a phone size we can put an article at a time or widget at a time or what have you, and then when we have it big we can make it look really sharp and like a full blown newspaper.

Thought, comments, smart remarks?

7 Comments

  1. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna Post author | June 30, 2016

    Okay update on the theme a little bit… Found a PERFECT example of what I want to try and make this site look like.

    http://teamfannypack.com/

    The style is very old fashioned newspaper and we can still get the babbagey background to it.

  2. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna Post author | January 10, 2017

    This has been a while, sorry for the delay. I have been playing around again and discovered that the regular Buddy Press sitewide activity actually works pretty well as the main portion of the site, which we mean I need to reorganize the theme to accommodate it, in truth since much of the site is focused on the stream it really should be front and center anyway. Finding out though that Facebook and Twitter feeds on the side are absolutely killing the front page. Will have to figure out a way to get them over there though as the Facebook page has grown in popularity significantly.

  3. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna Post author | November 26, 2017

    Okay so wow. Was just discussing that I needed to fix this and well found a perfect theme. Will try and get this worked out to look like my image soon. Still not overly fond of most Activity streams but as we are sort-of posting more on Facebook than we are on the original BAR then I think this should work for now, but will still look and see if I can find something better.

  4. Dee Wells Dee Wells November 26, 2017

    I like this! It’s readable and easy for outsiders to interpret and thereby to navigate. I’ll put my coveralls and gloves on and see if I can mess it up XD

  5. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna Post author | November 27, 2017

    So there is a small snag with this theme so far, which is mainly that the widgets I have on the front page are on every page. I would rather not have the middle ones on every page but if push comes to shove I could easily just put them to the side and have them in a sidebar instead. Otherwise the themeing is mostly done just need to get the background image to make it look like an old newspaper and we’ll be set, though even if we don’t have that this still looks nice as is.

  6. Cyan Rayna Cyan Rayna Post author | November 29, 2017

    YAY! Finally figured out how to use one of these widget managers and now all the front page widgets are on the front page only. Now all we have to do is basics I think and we can pre-release this puppy.

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