WordPress Theme Update

Panofish.net has a new look.  The previous theme was a common WordPress template.  Video is an important part of panofish.net and the old theme didn’t support 640×480 video, which is necessary for itunes subscribers.  Unobtrusive advertisements were also added to provide some revenue to hopefully cover server costs.  This blog is hosted on HostGator, the best web service provider in the world.  If you need a server for hosting your website(s), I highly recommend HostGator. Click the HostGator ad on this page and I will receive a small commission at no added cost to you.

Panofish.net now has a tool and book recommendations in the ad section. I receive a small commission if you purchase Amazon Tools or Books through my recommended links.

Software tools used to modify the panofish theme.

  1. CSSEdit (available only for the Mac).  WordPress layout and appearance is almost entirely driven by CSS. CSSEdit is the best.
  2. Vector Magic.  Hands down… the best vectorization software.  Vector Magic was used to create vectors of the fish and other graphic elements.
  3. Illustrator CS4 was used to edit the vector art before exporting to Photoshop
  4. Photoshop CS4 was used to edit and compose graphic elements.
  5. 3ds Max and Vray were used to compose and render the new banner image.
  6. Notepad++ for editing the WordPress PHP code.  It’s color coding makes it much easier to follow the PHP logic.

Here is a full sized version of the new Panofish.net logo.

panofish.net logo at 640x640

Title Le Grand Marquoir
Designer Isabelle Vautier
Fabric 28ct. Jobelan "Sand Castle"
Stitch 1 over 1
Thread The Gentle Art #7046 "Weathered Barn"
Size 8 3/8" (21.3cm)w X 13 1/8" (33cm)

Comments

  1. January 20th, 2010 at 10:10 | #1

    Nice!

  2. Tom (wizer)
    January 20th, 2010 at 16:09 | #2

    Nice, tho your old theme was still nicer than 99% of all the other blogs ;)

  3. January 20th, 2010 at 17:39 | #3

    Thanks. I just didn’t like it when I saw a different blog that used the same theme.
    Plus, I needed to expand the post area to handle 640×480 videos.

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