In March 2007, I released the Ortho theme for WordPress, and it has served me well on this blog since then. But times change and technologies advance, and it seemed like a good idea to get familiar with those, and brush up on my skills in the process.
Thus, this evening I deployed the Orin theme.
Orin is a lightweight WordPress theme, based on the “completely naked” Starkers HTML5 boilerplate theme; the style is written in “SCSS” and compiles to CSS3 with the Sass engine (and indeed it does take advantage of some WebKit transitions/animations). It uses no images. And although jQuery is currently baked-in, it is not required by the theme itself.
And while I was at it, I broke out some of the functionality that was “baked-in” to Ortho and move all that into WordPress widgets. Thus, as I introduce Orin, I also introduce the Simple Twitter Badge, the WP Flickr Badge, and the WP Tumblr Widget.
I’ve enjoyed making it. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it, too.
- It looked pretty good in Opera too–without even trying. [↩]
- But if I do say so myself, the principles of progressive enhancement save us there, too. [↩]