July 26, 2010
I just finished redoing the Fractured State theme with a simpler grid based theme. I used the 960 grid system because it’s super straight forward and I’ve used it on a couple of commercial projects in the past. The other thing I tried with this theme is using custom post types for the portfolio projects, each project is a post with a custom taxonomy for the skills/technologies. I then set a featured image and upload the rest of the pictures I want for the project and all the thumbnails are generated automatically with the Autothumb plugin. I also ended up writing a function to print out the thumbnails for each project. I know WordPress already has a gallery short tag that will output the uploaded pictures but it generates this huge mess of HTML that is really not elegant and I thought I should do better for my personal site.