Oct 22, 2017

Dancers are the athletes of God - Albert Einstein

Whitespace WordPress Theme – Some Cosmetic Changes

Whitespace is no longer available and I suspect that few are using it these days. I’ve decided to stay with it for now because I still like it an its also an excuse to do some WordPress tweaks and learn more.

Colour Change
First up I wanted to add a little bit more sparkle and the Links colour has been changed to something a little lighter:

Old: #017F8D
New: #019CAD

However for hover links I retained the old colour generally and that punches them up a bit more. The change is scattered all around the style sheet – follow your nose!

Headings Change
I also decided that having heading all in lower case seemed to make them less readable and do I commented out the forcing of it in the stylesheet:

#content h1 {
color: #000000;
font-size: 20px;
font-family: Georgia, Helvetica, Sans-Serif;
font-weight: normal;
margin: 0px 0px 0px 0px;
padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px;
/* text-transform: lowercase; */
}

Footer Change

I also deleted the standard blogrole that seemed to overflow the footer and also the Admin links back to WordPress and XHTML checking etc. Also in the footer I commented out the left and middle floats and did a left float twice the width and put the Tags listing in there. I decided against a classic cloud with variable text sizes and used this code:

<div>
<h2>Tags: </h2>
<ul>
<?php wp_tag_cloud('smallest=9&largest=9&separator= || '); ?>
</ul>
</div>

Left SideBar Change
I also created a bit more space between entries in the Recently Written list – a custom bit of CSS because I wanted all the other links in the sidebar to have the original spacing. Probably not done optimally but it works for me.

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