Twenty-thirteen in April

At least that is the plan from the development blog on core. I updated my trunk version on my desktop which I use primarily for testing and will be using for all my theme and plugin development needs.

The one thing that just about everybody noticed from the get-go was the color usage. Vibrant and a good color scheme as well. The one thing I don’t like is the way it presents itself on wider screens. Part of that reason is the content doesn’t take up much real estate and is centered. When I’m using my 22 inch monitor it does look really strange to see a band of color stretching from left to right.

The focus on this theme is post-formats. I’ve wanted to experiment with that for some time now ever since I learned about them. The best part about it is that with 3.6 launching the focus is also post-formats. Themes should be pretty interesting to see on how they style each one should they choose to. I have a few ideas on how I want my theme to look once I’m done – whenever that is. I’m tempted to just do text and call it a day; do it all in one file.

Looking over the files for the theme and I notice a few different things from previous bundled themes. One of the first things that I noticed is how few lines of code there are on the index file. Only thirty-eight lines and of those seventeen are comment/documentation. I still have several other files to look over and read to get more familiar with the theme.

I am tempted to create a child theme and use it on my personal site. So many ideas! I still have to take several pictures for the theme I’m creating so I can submit it to the WordPress repository. I think the challenge there will be keeping up to date and maintaining the theme as up to date as I possibly can.

Twenty-thirteen has a lot of promise and a lot of potential to it and I think it can derive some really cool themes down the road with a few tweaks here and there.

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Jose

Born in El Salvador. Loves to read, write, draw, paint, build, test, typography, hike, photography, art, design, sewing, and many other things.