Month: May 2010

Next Simplish

Posted by – May 23, 2010

The current Simplish development sources incorporate a growing list of changes, most of them aimed at compatibility with and exploitation of features in the upcoming WordPress version 3.0. Testers and developers can hg clone the in-progress code, but note that it will run only on the latest WordPress v3.0 betas, or svn tip, and should be used only for testing and development.

Simplish 2.3 continues to be the official release for stable WordPress (v2.9.2).

Simplish version 2.3

Posted by – May 13, 2010

Freshened off a four-month break, a new Simplish massages the visuals just enough to mark version number 2.3. The latest changes burnish corners into gentle curves, erase extraneous divider lines, and multiply the multilingual mix with a new Belarusian (be_BY) localization.

The various *border-radius CSS techniques for turning corners don’t command the obedience of wayward Internet Explorer. While we tested some special border-radius techniques for IE, corners there remain square. Level 2.1 CSS validators will squawk at bits of the new CSS, while browser-specific mutations of same add typographical insult to standards-abandoning injury. Still, we feel those bevels are pretty sporty.

Another appearance tweak removes the bottom border that formerly underlined h4 headings.

Download Simplish version 2.3 here (.zip, sha1:3f8255653b4215c82f704700185f04f806c73c83), or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.