Updated WordPress Theme

Over the last few days I have made some changes to the child theme I use on this blog. It is still based on the TwentyEleven default theme, but the main changes are as follows:

  • Changed single.php to show the sidebar on single post pages.
  • Created my own images to be rotated in the header.
  • Made the header text a bit bigger & add a shadow to help it show up against the new header images.
  • Dropped the header text and search box to overlay the header images.
  • Put a fixed dark linen background outside the edge of the content area. Also added a shadow to the content area so it seems to be floating above the background.
  • Made some changes to the @media queries to change the site’s display on mobile screens / small screens / tablets.
New header images.
Here are some of the new header images. There are a few more but I don’t want to spoil the surprise! I still need to test this on Internet Explorer and see how bad it looks. Maybe I will tackle that soon.

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Dan Dilloway

When I'm not recovering data for Dataquest, I'm usually either riding my bike, writing blog posts or DIYing.