As you might have noticed (if you don’t read this in your RSS reader), the binary punks website has a new look.
The new WordPress Theme was developed by me (disko) in about 5 hours.
I’ve nerver done a WordPress Theme (or any real WordPress development) before, so I didn’t know where to start in the beginning. Obviously quite a few Theme Frameworks exist. But which to chose? I haven’t been coding PHP since version 3 either.
First, I tried the Vanilla Theme, because it uses PHPTAL. As I’m used to TAL because of my job (I’m a Plone/Zope developer, using ZPT almost everyday), it was the obvious choice. But I quickly ran into some bugs, so I dropped Vanilla.
My second try was Carrington JAM (Just Add Markup). This was a good choice. You start with a completely working WordPress with no visual apperance at all. Just add some markup in the well organized templates and create your CSS (only 2723 bytes!) from scratch and you’re done.