New Theme: Kent

My latest theme – it’s awesome!

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It’s the first Thursday in November, and with NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo kicking into gear, isn’t it fitting that our first new theme of the month, Kent, is especially for writers?

Crafted by Pro Theme Design, Kent is a premium theme with a clean and simple layout that directs a reader’s focus on your content. The main menu is hidden and out of the way by default, and your readers can “open” and “close” it with a click of a button. Kent also features an optional widget area in the footer, larger than average font sizes for ease of reading, social profile links, and the ability to personalize your site with your Gravatar and a custom header image.

If you like to write — blog entries, poems, short stories, articles, and anything in between — Kent just might be the theme for you! Learn more about it and get ideas for…

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New Themes: Traveler and InfoWay

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It’s another Two Theme Thursday here on WordPress.com, with Traveler and InfoWay taking the spotlight.

Traveler is a full-screen, flexible, and highly visual theme, built by Pro Theme Design for documenting your travel adventures.

Traveler

It features a huge custom header image, single-column and block-style (Masonry) layouts, and looks great no matter what device you pull it up on, be it a smartphone or a big desktop monitor. Related posts are included after every post to keep your readers engaged, while the footer widget area keeps itself visually balanced, according to what widgets are used.

Traveler is a premium upgrade for your blog. Get more information on the Theme Showcase, or preview it on your site from Appearance → Themes. Whether it’s a trip around the world, or simply adventures in your head, Traveler will carry you through.

Looking for a sleek and solid theme to best reach your…

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there was 1 new post, growing the total archive of this blog to 29 posts.

The busiest day of the year was February 9th with 40 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were binarymoon.co.uk, hoiantoday.info, webcache.googleusercontent.com, en.wordpress.com, and stumbleupon.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for binary moon, regulus wordpress theme, regulus by binary moon, wordpress regulus, and site:.wordpress.com theme: regulus by binary moon blog at wordpress.com..

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

About October 2005
1 comment

2

Amazed this blog is still getting visitors July 2009
2 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

3

Regulus – New WordPress theme released November 2005
1 comment

4

Regulus update November 2007
2 comments

5

A sub page for the about page January 2006

New Binary Moon Projects

It’s been a while since I updated this site. Obviously my main focus is Binary Moon, but it’s nice to pop over here now and then, if only to see how WordPress.com has changed. There always seems to be something new going on.

Recently I have been quite busy because I am getting married shortly, but I haven’t let that stop me from working with WordPress. In the first half of this year I have:

  • Released a new website called WPVote. This is a website that let’s people submit articles about WordPress and then vote on their favorites.
  • Released a WordPress theme based upon WPVote, called Nominate.
  • Released a feed aggregation theme called Accumulo
  • Spent quite a bit of time working on my personal website, Binary Moon

On top of these I am working on a new website with my fiancé called Veggie Advisor. This site will be a web magazine about the health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. The website is being built with WordPress and is using my theme framework, Elemental, as the parent theme. The design is constantly ongoing so it still has bits of Elemental in it.

Amazed this blog is still getting visitors

See the title above. I don’t use WordPress.com very much, instead preferring to stick to my own website – Binary Moon . But sometimes I like to log in and see how things are changing here, so I’m always interested to see what is happening with the traffic stats, and it’s amazing to see that binarymoon.wordpress.com (ie this tiny little blog) still gets around 30 visits a day.

Ok, in the grand scheme of things 30 visits isn’t much, but it’s cool that it get’s anything!

So what am I working on at the moment?

Mostly a brand new WordPress theme framework which will form the backbone of future themes on Pro Theme Design. My plan is to make the “ultimate” theme, but only time will tell if I’m actually capable of such a feat – there’s some pretty strong competition around, with more frameworks being developed all the time.

I am also working on an updated version of TimThumb – my image resize script. TimThumb is a fantastic automated way to resize images without having to create loads of thumbnails manually.