Posted by – October 18, 2009
Version 2.2 introduces the largest set of changes in several months, including new translations for French and Portuguese, minor styling enhancements, and a CSS rewrite that makes things more efficient without changing Simplish’s good looks.
On a display, there is only a single visible change in this release, but the numerous changes to the theme’s CSS will affect customizers or child-themers and therefore prompt a minor version bump over the venerable 2.1[.x] series. Print styles, on the other hand, have changed both in code and in visual presentation.
In honor of translators’ contributions since version 2.1.17, the Simplish Demo is rotating through the supported localizations.
- Add fr_FR localization for French, thanks to ttynixer.
- Add pt_PT localization for Portuguese, thanks to ttynixer.
- Optimize CSS according to Google Page Speed analysis.
- Rewrite CSS for simplicity and efficiency. Reduce over-specification.
- Trim dead selectors/rules. Merge some sharable selectors/rules.
- Add new archives-list CSS class for common multiple-post listing styles.
- Add underline on hover to author name in post byline.
- More precisely define font, color, layout rules for printed output.
For a very detailed record of the changes in this release, see the developer changelog.
Download Simplish version 2.2 here (.zip,
sha1:876b61a43a5da2bf98dd6392d65f972008956495), or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
Posted by – November 27, 2008
Another little gift for the holiday: Here’s a new production edition of Simplish. This is the one you should be using on your real site, you know, where you don’t run pre-release software like Simplish 2.1.4RC, or WordPress 2.7-beta…
Version 2.1.3 is a tiny update that contains just one change: a contributed header background graphic (thanks to both Anonymous and Demetris) that’s 10x smaller than the original, down from ~2.7 Kilobytes to a super-slender 256 Bytes.
In other words, this update is definitely not a big deal. But it does trim the theme’s only image down to a size smaller than… most of your blog posts, and might help (a very little bit) with bandwidth or page load times if you’re using Simplish on a very-busy site.
Download Simplish version 2.1.3 here, or see it soon in the WordPress themes directory.
Posted by – November 17, 2008
We have a very-roughly monthly release schedule, and as our infrequently-honored date of the 20th approaches, the fix I have is a good one, but the only one: Anonymous contributed to the sibling sp theme a new background header image in PNG form at just 10% of the original’s size.