I have just upgraded to the .95 version of the excellent HemingwayEx theme by Nalin Makar. I put a few extra touches on this awesome theme, including the Twitter updates in the header and the search box in the navigation tab at the top.
I would wholeheartedly recommend this great theme for anyone. If you happen to be upgrading the HemingwayEx theme from an earlier (pre-.95) version, make sure you follow the upgrading instructions here.
A couple of wishes for this great themes (and I am working on most of these):
- another dark version with red accents, in place of the orange accents
- implementing a second drop-down panel like what Nicolò Volpato uses on his site to hide the comments section (like how the navigation bar is ‘hidden’ at the top of the HemingwayEX theme)
- a search block (I have already implemented this myself – in the navigation slidebar at the top – so I will email the code to Nalin sometime. But, lol, I just can’t seem to center the search bar.
- some sort of mechanism that only shows the ‘read on’ link on the homepage if there is actually more content after the jump
Anyways, that’s enough for now. Oh, and it would also be helpful to get some comments, so I can make sure the recent comments bar works (bottom right).
I have just noticed a little bit of an issue when viewing a HemingwayEx themed site in Firefox (18.104.22.168) on a Mac (OSX). See here [Safari on left, Firefox on right]:
The color on the navigation bar is a little bit yellower (lol) in Firefox (22.214.171.124) on a Mac, but not on a Windows machine.
Also, when viewing a HemingwayEx themed site on a Mac (in either Firefox or Safari), the highlighted links on the navigation bar are not highlighted all the way to the bottom of the bar(ie- there is an orange stripe underneath the link). For an example, see here:
But just a couple of thoughts. Nothing major.