Nanideska Now Available

Screenshot of Nanideska themeAfter a bit of a delay, Nanideska is now available.

I’m calling this a 1.0 release, simply because it works as is… but future development and improvements are planned. Your feedback will help drive future plans for this theme!

I’ve purposefully tried to limit the color palette to shades of gray, cyan and lime green. (I know this isn’t going to work for everyone.) The top navigation area is where top-level pages are displayed. Support for sub-pages is not currently included. The main content area on the homepage features a lead-in article, followed by several of the most recent posts. (I borrowed the idea from Bryan Veloso‘s Chaotic Soul theme for Wordpress.) A sidebar is included to the right of the content area, and can be switched to a dynamic sidebar with Wordpress Widgets, but no work has been done (yet) to stylize any of the default Widgets.

This theme works best with Wordpress 2.3 or higher.

Nanideska is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States license. If you have any questions as to what rights are granted to you under this license, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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This coming weekend I’ll be releasing my second Wordpress theme: Nanideska. Nanideska is a two-column theme based on the design I previously had here at I was thinking I had a screen capture of it somewhere, but searches through my archives on flickr didn’t yield any results. The following capture/Photoshop image should give you a general idea as to what to expect:


Look for Nanideska to drop sometime soon.

Effercio Blue

Information on this theme can now be found on this dedicated page: Themes > Effercio. This post will no longer be updated.

Well, the time is here. As promised yesterday, I’m releasing Effercio Blue into the wild. You can snag it here:

A demo of the site can be found here.

Obviously, I’m expecting there to be issues. If you happen to find any that make the theme unusable for you, please let me know.

The theme includes:

  • Support for Wordpress Tags (a new feature in Wordpress 2.3)
  • Support for Dynamic Sidebar and Widgets
  • Custom Link and Archive Page Styles
  • Inline Asides*

If you’re wondering what the rationale behind the name is… effercio is Latin for “stuff”, and that’s what my site’s all about… Anyway, I hope you enjoy the theme! Let me know what you think!


  • (10.05.07) – Added Effercio Blue to
  • (10.03.07) – Released 1.0.1. Fixed issue in header.php where Home link was not working properly.
  • (10.02.07) – Effercio Blue was featured on Weblog Tools Collection.
  • (09.05.07) – Inline Asides can be enabled by creating a category called ‘Asides’. The logic’s already in place on index.php to handle the special formatting for it. If you do add it, you’ll simply need to make one (OPTIONAL) modification to your sidebar.php file. (It hides Asides from the category list.) I use Asides to post links that I wouldn’t normally do a full post on.

    <?php wp_list_categories('title_li=&show_count=0&exclude=ASIDECATEGORYID'); ?>


A Minor Announcement

I’ve decided to turn my current design into a distributable theme for Wordpress. It’ll be available over the weekend after I clean up some of the rough edges. Here are some of the things you can look forward to in the release of Effercio Blue 1.0:

  • Support for Wordpress Tags (a new feature in Wordpress 2.3)
  • Support for Dynamic Sidebar and Widgets
  • Custom Link and Archive Page Styles
  • and more?

If there’s interest in it, I might make some colored variations of it… Leave a comment if you’d like to be notified of it’s release.