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Is SeaBeast For You?

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 13th, 2006

This theme isn’t for everyone. I know this and knew it when I was building it. You will either love it or hate it. I don’t mean how you may feel about the styling, but rather the theme’s functionality versus its limitations. It’s these limitations that have the most impact. A lot of functionality was added — and there will be no affect to the core WordPress; you’ll be able to upgrade your system as you wish — but all this functionality comes at a price if you’re a tinkerer.

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Version 1.2 Available

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 9th, 2006

Version 1.2 is now available after having made a few changes. This version is available three different ways, depending on your needs. Here’s an explanation of these upgrade options as well as an explanation of what was done and why:

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Modifying Your SeaBeast Theme

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 9th, 2006

This theme was meant to be styled, but for those used to getting elbow deep in the style.css file, that’s not needed. I made it easy I hope. Modifying this theme can be done in three parts: Layout configuration, modifying styles, and changing the images. Between these three things, you can totally change this theme to suit your needs and give it the personality you want. Here are the details…

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Version 1.1 Available

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 5th, 2006

Version 1.1 is now available after having made a few changes. This version is available three different ways, depending on your needs. Here’s an explanation of these upgrade options as well as an explanation of what was done and why:

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SeaBeast Goes Live!

Posted by: Mike Cherim on June 1st, 2006

After a couple of tweaks, I’m pretty comfortable with this accessible SeaBeast theme for WordPress and am thus releasing it to the blogging public. Be sure to read the instructions knowing there is a necessary configuration for all the added functionality — this entire site is, after all, devoted to the support of this theme — and ask for help if you need it. So far it’s going well and set-up is step-by-step causing so far problems for no one. Enjoy the theme and please feel free to give your feedback. Be sure to subscribe to my feed to stay up-to-date.

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Blog Functions


Important: This theme requires configuration! Read Instructions.

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This file, USERS_FUNCTION, is yours for adding such blog add-ons as flickr, Skype, and other non-WP goodies. Do try to keep items added to this section at around 120 pixels or less in width to prevent the sidebar from slipping in IE on 800x600 resolution monitors. Need to add CSS styles for items in this box? Easy, use the USERS_CSS file to do so. Then validate!

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This file, USERS_FARBAR, is yours for whatever you wish. Text in simple paragraphs, <p></p> lists, whatever. This is a liquid-width column. That said, you should to keep whatever — fixed-width item — below 120 pixels wide. Again, that concerns fixed-width items, self-forming, liquid items like text in paragraphs will adjust its own width. If you must place a slighter wider item, you can use the USERS_FUNCTION or USERS_SIDEBAR file to do so, but do note that that too should remain thin at only 162 pixels as it is a fixed-width column.

Added Headings!

You can also add headings in these user files. As many as you like. On and on she goes, where she stops. nobody knows! Do remember, though, in these file you have to use proper XHTML. Of course, this content can serve as example to you. Need even more help? Well, professional help is available.

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