New look coming soon!

Well, not all that new, really. But what I have just finished working on is a new WordPress theme for Losing it[1]. As I mentioned a few days ago, the new version is based on the extreme cleverness known as Sandbox, or to be more precise on the release candidate of Sandbox 1.0. It was an interesting challenge, working out what I’d done in the past and making this fit into a more formally designed theme. While I was at it, I fixed a few things that were slightly annoying – in a few places, I had hard-coded links to images used in the theme (such as the little mood icons, and all those buttons on the sidebar). These are all defined with proper WordPress functions now, which means that if I want to use the theme on another site, I’ll have less tweaking to do.

I can’t actually show it to you here, because it uses the new Tags feature from WordPress 2.3, which won’t work at all with the current version. But it does mean that as soon as I upgrade to 2.3, all I’ll have to do is select the new theme to make the site work properly. Well, as properly as it ever does…