I have often wondered what it would be like to participate in an open-source project but felt uneasy because of a lack of confidence in my programming skills. Well, after some discussions with another team member from Donorweb to open-source some of our past work, here is my first project that is hosted on Google Code. Hopefully by announcing it here, I will be “forced” to keep putting in some effort into the project. I hope that it will be useful to the community at large.
Hot off the press!
The lastest release of WordPress, the blogging software that is used on this site, has just been released. Once again, the dev team has done a wonderful job and they have even provided a brief video tour of the new features. Cool!
In case you were wondering, I am already on to it!
For the past few months, work has been pretty busy. Well, being tired and stressed is a combination that is certain to kill off any creative juices… 😉
Anyway, as a result of needing to rapidly put together a simple web portal and web application, I have had to scour the internet for inspirations. The fortuitous by-product of this process is that I have managed to find many websites which carry (and good quality) free templates (for WordPress or otherwise). To cut a long story short, after sticking with fUnique theme on this blog for the past few, dormant months, I have switched to something simple and elegant – Moo-Point. This is based on Sandbox, which according to its author, is
… a theme for themers. It has the ability to be easily skinned… More experienced designers will drool at the rich semantic markup and profusion of classes, dynamically generated by a few functions.
Currently in the middle of a site revamp so things will get slightly messy around here. Hope to have things back in order by the end of this weekend.
Following the recent upgrade of all my blogs to :wp: 2.1, I felt it was also time to have a face lift. However, if I simply replaced each site with a new theme, it seems a shame that all the effort that went into the customisations of each theme would be wasted, no?
This is how :myhistoryurl:As They Were was born! Here I will keep copies (but not the content, of course) of the :wp: sites I have set up.