Air is a full-featured Plogger 3 stand alone theme that takes visual cues from the Yahoo! TV beta of mid 2007. The theme files validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict (while Plogger itself is either Strict or Transitional, depending on some options). The theme looks nearly identical in Firefox 2.0 and Internet Explorer 7, and uses conditional CSS to be very similar in IE6. A version of this theme is included in the official Plogger 3 build, released on 7/10/07.
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 introduced in IE 7 has been avoided. The theme is inherently much more stable and less prone to breaking in different browsers.
Note that this theme is only for use with Plogger 3. If you’re using an earlier version, it’s recommended that you upgrade.
Download the stable version (v0.1)
Download the latest stable version of the Plogger 3 Air theme here. Because I tend to tinker with things, the files here will probably be slightly more up-to-date than those bundled with the full Plogger download.
Download the beta version (v0.2 beta)
If you don’t mind the occasional bug or glitch, download the beta version to get a look at some new features. The album view in v0.2 beta supports centered thumbnails and can be set to display each picture’s date when no description exists – take a look at album.php for commented instructions. I’ve posted some documentation regarding the method for centering the thumbnails at Centering the thumbnails in Plogger. The code should work for any fixed-width theme derived from the default, but the method could be adapted to center many other layouts that use floated list items instead of tables.