Renovation: Pardon the Dust

Jeff Chappell renovates the Gecko's Bark yet again.Yes, it hasn’t been that long ago since the Gecko’s Bark got a major thematic upgrade, and yet here we go again with some further renovations. Not a change in terms of the “feel” of the theme, but a big departure in terms of layout and navigation — plus some Web 2.0 bells and whistles.

Yes, the Gecko’s Bark will finally enter an age of modernity.

So if you happen to  visit and things look a little different and perhaps odd/wonky, that’s why.

If you’re curious about what’s going on behind the scenes here at Barking Gecko Studios®, I’ve invested in a professional set of themes, and modified it to suit the Gecko’s Bark. What you are (hopefully) looking at is the PureType theme from ElegantThemes, used with a child theme in which I modified the CSS to a considerable extent, as well as the odd theme-related php file.

I wanted a modern yet relatively simple theme, and didn’t feel like investing in the time it would take me — not being an actual coder by trade — to develop what I wanted from scratch, especially since it was already out there. Why re-invent the wheel?  I’m currently in the midst of developing what will hopefully become a network of monetized websites (a geek can dream), so investing in ElegantThemes seemed like a good course of action. So far, so good.

P.S. Sorry if you landed here looking for info on actual physical renovation, as opposed to cyber renovation.

Upgrading WordPress …

If it looks wonky, this is probably why. Wish me luck. … *crosses fingers*

Update: Woot!  Got the WP software updated with no probs. Now tinkering with a new theme …

Update: 2; late 11/12: Cool theme huh? Props to this young Dutchman and his WordPress Theme generator. Those of us too lazy to take the time write their own code thank you.

Hey, I’ve got news and fiction to write (no, they’re not one and the same, thank you very much, unless you mean Fox News, then yes, it is), and photos to take and edit. Not to mention the fact that I have to tinker with [tag]HTML[/tag] and whatnot during working hours. If I wanted to spend all my time [tag]coding[/tag] HTML I would have listend to my father and majored in computer science, after all.  So yeah, Yvo and the [tag]WordPress[/tag] theme generator rule.

Update 3: 11/13: Johnny O! Can you see this?