Curtains Up

Behold the blocky stylings of my first WordPress theme, Curtains Up. Based on Marianne’s inimitable Borderline Chaos, I’ve hacked together a nice Mondrian/Art Deco theme that contains Valid XHTML and Valid CSS code. Whoda thunk it? Certainly, not me.

If you’re looking at the site right now, you’re seeing this theme in all it’s 1.0 release, unmodified glory. All you need to do now is download the theme, unzip, upload to your /wp-content/themes/ directory and let the Presentation manager do the rest.

If you like the theme or modify it, please drop me a line via comment or trackback. Also, please respect the Creative Commons License and release your code under an identical license, just as I have respected Marianne’s work. 🙂

I’m no CSS expert by any stretch of the imagination, so if you run into speedbumps making things “just so”, try the WordPress support forums.

I’ll leave you with the inspiration behind the title of this theme and this blog: the theme from The Muppet Show.

It’s time to play the music
It’s time to light the lights
t’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight.

It’s time to put on makeup
It’s time to dress up right
It’s time to raise the curtain on the Muppet Show tonight.

Why do we always come here
I guess we’ll never know
It’s like a kind of torture
To have to watch the show

And now let’s get things started
Why don’t you get things started
It’s time to get things started
On the most sensational inspirational celebrational Muppetational
This is what we call the Muppet Show!

UPDATE 3/11: I’ve made a minor change to the stylesheet affecting the styling of the form elements. Basically, I added a background color to the navigation pulldowns and form and the comments template.

32 thoughts on “Curtains Up

  1. Honestly, I’d only visited your site to download Borderline Chaos so I had no idea you were a Librarian. If I could swing it, I’d create a plug-in that auto-generates a barcode or ISBN to correspond with the post ID.

    Glad you like the theme. You did an awesome job creating a canvas for my own work. Thanks.

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