4realz Gets a New Look

I was putting together a new blog for a client this past week (it’s not launched yet, so I can’t send you a link) and was inspired to use a new theme for 4realz.net.

There’s more than a few things that I like about this new theme, but some of the big improvements are:

  1. The code is really clean and easy to modify.
  2. I’ve become somewhat addicted to adding more pages to my themes, and by having the pages listed on the sidepanel (as oppose to tabbed across the top), I can add a virtually unlimited number of pages.
  3. The new theme has a convenient place for ads (i.e. the entire left sidepanel below the search box!)…. In terms of pricing and philosophy, I haven’t published anything yet, but when I do, you can be sure I’m going to borrow heavily from Jay.Β  And until I do publish something, you can expect that a 3 month commitment at $100/month will get you a 125 x 125 block on 4realz left sidepanel (assuming your ad is approved).

So far, the only problem I’ve noticed with this theme is that it’s doing something really quirkly with smiley faces in comments, so if you’re going to leave a comment, don’t use a smiley face (fixed!).

UPDATE:

Kinda random, but looks like Kris just update her theme as well… and was also inspired by Jay.Β  πŸ™‚

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Dustin Luther

Current lead up the team managing Brand and Influencer Engagement programs for Dun & Bradstreet. You can find me on Twitter (@tyr) or LinkedIn (DustinLuther)

27 thoughts on “4realz Gets a New Look”

  1. Man, I’m just dying to use a smiley in this comment…..

    Looks *very* nice!

    Good luck with the ads. I took me a long time to pull that trigger, but I’m glad I did (and the advertisers on my blog are saying they are glad I did too….)

    I noticed that the button to add a Seesmic comment and the comment subscribe check box are WAY down the page and likely to be missed (but yeah for comment subscribe!).

  2. Ohhh… good call about the seesmic plugin. That’s odd and must be due so a misplaced div in the code. More work ahead! πŸ˜‰

    (and no, even I couldn’t resist the smiley face!)

  3. Nice, i like. I actually just redesigned my blog theme 3 days ago. Working out the kinks. But I am happy. Need to get my Bloglist together. 4realz is going up first.

  4. Andrew: Very cool site. I was looking at doing a magazine style theme as well, but decided to stick with a more traditional blog for the time being. I’m guess I’m a bit too old school to make the leap. πŸ™‚

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