Upcoming Changes in Version 4.2.1 of Suffusion

This is something I hate doing, but unfortunately with new features come new changes. I did mention in my previous posts that I am working on a new skin. The skin is called “Scribbles” and you can see a demo of it.

If you look at this skin closely, you will see a lot of new features such as:

  1. A new byline style (which places the byline beside the post, unlike the earlier “pullout” style).
  2. Some markup changes, allowing you to use a separate image for the post header (like the top of a notebook) vs. one for the rest of the post (like the rules of a notebook).
  3. Some snazzy CSS effects, like the “tape” at the top of widgets, more use of shadows etc.
  4. A very informal looking icon set based on the superb Web Design Creatives icons, which is a GPL-licensed icon set.

The first two in the above have required me to closely scrutinize all my existing markup up to this point, and at several places I have had to add a few new lines of code, mostly to ensure that a particular action or filter was getting executed. Unfortunately this has meant changing some of the files in the custom folder, some layouts etc.

So, if you are upgrading to the new version, you will have to reconcile any files you may have edited in a child theme with the original source files. If you want to get a headstart, take a look at the GIT repository for the theme.

I am putting the finishing touches on this version and I should be able to submit it in a week or two. I desperately want it in before I leave for my vacation at the end of this month, so I will make every effort to ensure that the development is completed.

4 Responses to “Upcoming Changes in Version 4.2.1 of Suffusion”

  1. Scribbles is looking SWEEEEET!

  2. I’m in the process of installing Suffusion on one of my sites and I love it – it’s so flexible. And now seeing the demo of ‘Scribbles’ I’m awestruck. Wow! Can’t wait to try it out. Thank you!

  3. Looks an interesting skin. You have quite clearly put a lot of effort in to it. I hope that it becomes as well used as some of the other skins.

  4. I Love Scribbles and have been using it for a while on my English Language website. But as I do more to my site I’m falling less in love with the tape on the widgets. Is ther a way to keep everything else but to remove the tape effect?

    Thank you,

    C. James Cote
    “Teacher At Large”

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