Category Archives: Templates
Custom Wide Page Template for SME Tech
Today was spent creating a custom page template for one of my websites – SME Technology – to use a wide format for single column, no sidebar pages.
WordPress Custom Pages Easy
It’s quite easy to add a custom page to a WordPress theme… At least if an existing page template is used. This time the main goal was to use a custom style sheet to increase the page width and reduce white space between the header menu bar and the page title.
To get this right, I had to use a custom header.php file with the custom page template. Again, the theme header.php was the basic file, the only change being the link to the new style sheet.
For some reason getting a relative path to the stylesheet gave the most trouble. Maybe I’ve just got used to using full urls for stylesheets coding, and don’t usually worry about relative paths – why bother if the stylesheet is only used on the site it’s designed for. This time I wanted to package the template files for a download for other users, so a relative path was needed.
We require a page on our website to be similar in appearance to this WordPress Blog which uses the Mystique template.
The template we are working on is not a port of the WordPress template, rather a new write based on one of our existing pages. The aim is to produce a page that is very similar in appearance, yet is purely HTML and CSS based. We have called this ‘Project Mystiquated’.
The page in progress can be viewed here. This page/template uses CSS2 layout, and CSS3 Main Navigation Menu, with graphics matching this blog. HTML Doctype is ’4, strict’
Please note the template and page are not yet complete, and are a live ‘page in progress’
Disqus commenting has been integrated for our use. It will be up to users to decide whether or not to use this system or another.
Once completed, the template will be released licence free to use, with header and background images matching “Mystique”. The release will be for Developers, to adapt and modify for their own requirements. Working knowledge of CSS2/3 will be required.
Later browsers that can render CSS3: The Template is being tested for full compatibility in Firefox 3.6 and later, and Chrome 12. IE 8 does not render the full CSS3 styles, but is otherwise supported.
Development of Mystiquated Ended.
Graphicline’s development of Mystiquated has ceased apart from updates to the pages used on our own website. We have not yet however made a download package available.
The template is only available as a beta version for skilled web builders to adapt and modify. Please contact us if you wish to make use of this template. However we urge anyone wanting to use an HTML version of Mystique, to download it from Digitalnature’s Website.
Official Mystique HTML Template Available
Digitalnature, developers of the Mystique Template for WordPress have now released an official HTML version. Download Mystique HTML version. The official Mystique HTML theme template closely matches the WordPress theme in appearance.