A new look and feel to this site

I posted the new theme I have been working on to this site the other day. There are still a few rough edges that need to be taken care of, but I think it looks pretty good overall. To give credit where credit is due, this theme is based on the great and well tested K2 RC4 theme. One nice thing about K2, and Sandbox for that matter, is that the theme is setup with restyling in mind. K2 has an options page under the “Presentation” tab where you can choose a different style sheet to include.

A special shout out goes to Chad McComsey who made the header graphic for me including the cool surreal cartoon version of my head shot.

The work that I have done with this theme so far includes:

  1. Restyling the column layout, colors, spacing, etc with css.
  2. Added and excerpt of the page/post at the top in the big bubble (needs tweaked on multi-post pages)
  3. Created an xajax viewport with single posts in a light box. This is going to need some extra tweaking as well. It has no content in it, which will not help with the search engines