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Koi Theme Has Moved

Oct 15, 2010 34 Comments

Please be advised that the Koi theme has been converted into a Themify theme. With the Themify framework and widgets integration, it gives you more options in term of theme settings, styling, layout options, and sidebar widgets. I also added some new WordPress 3.0 features such as custom menus and child theme support. Read this post for more details or download the new converted Koi theme.

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Update: Notepad Theme Options

Mar 09, 2010 43 Comments

Notepad 1.2 is just released (added theme options). Now you add custom favicon, exclude page(s), disable dropdown menu, edit or turn off social media buttons, and add footer tracking code via the option page. Big thanks to Jon Raasch for coding the option page. Also, all strings in the theme files are replaced with l10n (edited by Jerome Neuveglise).

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More Social Media Icons

Feb 26, 2010 48 Comments

I just updated the Social Media Icon Set with the following new icons: Google Buzz, Picasa, Bing, Meetup, Ebay, Feedburner, WordPress (blue version), Drupal, Gowalla, ICQ, Metacafe, Yelp, Xing, PayPal, Heart, Star, Podcast, and various color buttons. Please download the updated zip file to get the new icons.

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Toronto WordPress Workshop

Feb 17, 2010 25 Comments

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I will be hosting a WordPress workshop with Refresh Events in Toronto, March 25th 2010. The event will take place at Rich Media Institute, 156 Augusta Ave.This workshop is for web designers with CSS skills who want to learn how to convert a HTML template into a functional WordPress theme. You don’t need any PHP skills. You will learn how to create standard blog themes as well as advance themes using conditional tags, page templates, custom fields, and more. Details and registration.

Bonus: anyone who signs up for the workshop will get a $45 discount code from InMotion Hosting. You may use the coupon code in any business class shared-hosting, VPS, and dedicated server packages.

Just Released the Notepad Theme

Feb 11, 2010 214 Comments

It has been a long long time since I released a WordPress Theme. Finally, I have a new release — the Notepad theme. It is inspired by the iPhone’s Notes.app. This new theme is widget compatible with threaded comments, social media buttons, and multi-level dropdown menus. It has been tested on WordPress 2.9 with Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and IE7+. It also includes some nice CSS3 enhancement such as rounded corners and drop shadow. Preview the theme on the demo site.

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Released a Free Vector Social Media Icon Set

Jan 29, 2010 51 Comments

I just released a free social media vector set at IconDock. It consists 48 icons of the most popular social networks plus a standard RSS and email icon. The icons are available at 16px and 32px in EPS, PNG, and GIF format. Please tweet or blog about it to share the love. Thanks!

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Server Moved to InMotion Hosting

Jan 28, 2010 29 Comments

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In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve moved my hosting to InMotion Hosting. I’m using one of their dedicated servers for all my projects and it has been very stable. They also offer a lot of affordable packages from shared hosting to VPS hosting. In term of tech support, they are the best I’ve experienced by far. Don’t you hate it when your server is down and there is noboby available to help you? If you are looking for web hosting with reasonable pricing and good services, I recommend them.

Now, if you would like to win 1-year free hosting from InMotion, enter a comment in this hosting giveaways contest before Feb 12, 2010.

Best of CSS 2009

Dec 10, 2009 3 Comments

Check out the Best of CSS Design 2009 that I just posted on Web Designer Wall. It is a year end round up of 50 best websites that I picked from Best Web Gallery. The minimalistic design and serif fonts are growing strong. The large background trend is fading in 2009…

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