Chyrp Theme Updates

When I switched to Chyrp not so many moons ago, I made the decision to take the new site live quickly rather than sit on it until everything was perfect. I have this tendency, you see, to tweak endlessly if I don’t do that. For me, the quest for perfection is often paralyzing and I didn’t have much faith that this site would ever go live if I held out. So I didn’t hold out.

Like many other blogging engines, Chryp offers the ability to craft a custom theme. Not being a designer, though, there wasn’t a chance in hell that I’d get it right – I mean really, really right – the first time. Or, in all likelihood, the thirtieth. Instead, I made just enough tweaks to the default theme so that the site remained functional, but felt more like, well, me. Most notably, I ditched the pastel colors because pastels are oh so very not me. I also shifted some stuff around to organize my content a bit, but that was the extent of my updates. Now, though, a revolution is brewing and I’m starting to dig a little deeper.

Today I deployed the first round of my (loosely) planned updates. Today’s release revolves around comments. Most of the changes are layout changes, but I did add support for Gravatars. If you don’t have a Gravatar, you should get one. Seriously. You want your comments to look cool, right?

Chyrp is still a bit of a new toy for me, so please let me know if you have any problems or spot any…wonkiness (that seems to be my new favorite word, of late).

Subscribe4 Comments on Chyrp Theme Updates

  1. Alex Suraci said...

    I just want to see what the comments look like. :P

    Your site looks pretty great, nice job with it.

  2. Rob Wilkerson said...

    Working on more changes above the comments, but thanks. The guy that wrote the software made it pretty easy. :-)

  3. Alex Suraci said...

    Ha. :P

    (This time I want to see the fading in.)

  4. Mike891 said...

    Working on more changes above the comments, but thanks. The guy that wrote the software made it pretty easy. :-)