I’ve written a Plogger beta 3 stand alone theme that takes visual cues from the Yahoo! Mail beta of early 2007. It is pretty monochromatic, vaguely earthy, with some soft gradients and rounded edges. It is fully XHTML 1.0 Strict valid (and I’m hoping that Plogger’s core files’ output will be valid when version 3 is released). It looks nearly identical in Firefox 2.0 and Internet Explorer 7, and uses conditional CSS to be very similar in IE6.
The fundamental changes are:
- The theme template files are now primarily HTML with some PHP, rather than being entirely written in PHP. This will make it easier for people with basic knowledge of HTML to further customize the theme.
- The compatibility with Internet Explorer 7 has been greatly improved. Among other things, a new float and clear bug in IE 7 has been avoided. The theme is inherently much more stable and less prone to breaking in different browsers.
I’m working on the following non-critical problems:
- Figure out a satisfactory method for generating <title> tags in index.php.
- Improve the breadcrumb on the picture view pages to use the picture’s title instead of the file name, if the former exists.
Note that this download is only for use with Plogger beta 3.
Download the latest version of the Plogger beta 3 Softer theme here:
I’ve also written the following themes: