Month: October 2008

Simplish Sibling

Posted by – October 25, 2008

I like working with the Habari publishing software, and even moved my personal site to a Habari base recently. In that process, I created a sorta-port of Simplish — more of a sibling version, really — for Habari blogs. It’s called sp, and takes its moniker from the function prefix used in Simplish: sp_. You can check out a demo of sp, or download the theme for either the release, or the svn, versions of Habari, but I haven’t put together a slick theme site like this one yet.

Sp has the usual suspects from Simplish, like microformats (hAtom posts and hCards for their authors), clean and terse styling that loosely imitates the design of Jeffrey Hardy’s Scribbish “theme for stuff”, wrapped in valid markup output to the browser. It’s just implemented in the leaner, more perspicuous idioms of the Habari RawPHPEngine.

Simplish version 2.1.2

Posted by – October 20, 2008

This release contains fixes for some minor bugs, and switches to relative (em) font sizing.

  • Replace deprecated get_settings() call with bloginfo().
  • Improve and simplify hCards for authors, commenters, and the theme footer link, removing mis-used n class (thanks Martin McEvoy @
  • Further define and improve Windows fall-back fonts in CSS (thanks Demetris @
  • Define fonts with relative (em) rather than absolute (px) sizes, allowing resizing in IE6 (thanks
  • Specify body element background-color (thanks
  • Use a more humane representation of the date in day archive page h1 element (no leading zero).

Download Simplish version 2.1.2 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.