New look for jazzsequence.com (again…)

So, the jazzsequence.com redesign is still on (or at least planned), but I figured, since I just got a theme hosted in the WordPress.org themes repository, I might as well make it, you know, my theme so that at least one person is using it live, right? So here it is: Museum Core. I’ve also disabled WPTouch so if you’re looking at it in a mobile browser, you can see it in all its responsive glory.

I’m really excited about this theme. Not just because it’s badass and not just because I spent over a year developing it. Those things, too. But because…wait, no, it’s pretty much because it’s badass. I learned a lot through the whole process, particularly the theme review process, and it took over a month of revising and revising to get this (my first (accepted) submission to the repository) actually hosted on WordPress.org. It’s no small feat. It requires dedication, the ability to take criticism, and willingness to adhere to WordPress’ (high) standards. I don’t say that to pat myself on the back. I say that because it’s effing hard. Okay, yeah, and to pat myself on the back. A little bit. But possibly WordPress says it best on their page about why you would want to host your themes on WordPress.org:

The goal of our themes directory isn’t to have every theme in the world, it’s to have the best.

That’s their words, not mine. I certainly wouldn’t call my theme the best. But it’s damn fine (if I do say so myself) and I’m going to stand behind it and show it off for a little bit by making it the theme for my website. I’m allowed to do that. If you want to download it, go get it here: Museum Core.

Grid

Grid is a theme I started working on for my own site and decided to make it available as a free theme.  I wanted a dark theme this time around, and I wanted to play with the idea of having a grid background like Justin Tadlock‘s site and the optional grid.png background image you get when you’re working in the blueprintCSS framework.  I also wanted to play around with layering text on top of itself in a way that partially obscures the content.  As such, this theme isn’t for everyone, but I’m pretty ecstatic about it.  Grid uses a variable-width layout, so it’s always taking up the full screen no matter what resolution you are using.  It has support for Asides, 4 widget areas in the footer and one in the sidebar, optional left/right sidebar and full posts/post excerpts on the blog page, and built-in Twitter hovercards.

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Color Garden

Color Garden is a free theme released on Museum Themes under the GPLv3.  This theme is jam-packed with features, from WordPress 3.0 functionality to Twitter integration.  Color Garden uses WP3.0′s custom header option, and comes with 4 unique headers that accent the 4 color palette options available on the theme options page.  We’ve also built in custom menus, custom backgrounds, and post thumbnails, hitting all the bases for cutting-edge WordPress functionality.  If you use Twitter, we’ve got you covered there, too, integrating Twitter’s new Tweet button into our existing social sharing block on single post pages and providing options to display your latest tweets in the sidebar or the footer.  The footer and sidebar are completely widgetized, and the footer has three distinct columns to add widgets.  If that wasn’t enough, we’ve embedded a custom typeface in the header using CSS font-face.  Each color palette has its own unique stylesheet, so you can easily use this theme as a framework or build child themes (or skins) for it.

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