1.3.5 Final Test

I have made some minor refinements to Inanis Glass 1.3.5, and I think I am ready to put it up for download. Anyone want to give me some input? Drop your ideas and thoughts into the comments.

EDIT: Thanks for input folks. 1.3.5, the final version, is live both on and WordPress Extend. Thanks to everyone who has made this theming experience such a positive one! Go have a Coca-Cola (or Pepsi, or vodka, or whatever) for your contribution!

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51 comments on “ 1.3.5 Final Test
  1. Zarek says:

    I think that it’s ready for download.

  2. jpavly says:

    Hi there, great job on the Inanis Glass theme!

    One think I can think about is that I get some feedback from a lot of visitors that they can’t see the “start” button at the low-left corner.

    Could you please add an option for default behavior to be On at page load, and if pressed to be off or something?


    • inanis says:

      Interesting suggestion. I’ll see what I can do, although, I can’t make any promises.

      EDIT: Done. Clear your cookies, reload and tell me what you think. I replaced the old throbber code with much simpler code that raises the Options Menu the first time you visit the site, then lowers it after 6 seconds. Saves this value in a cookie, so if you come back to the site later or just reload the page, it won’t pop the menu up at you again.

  3. Can you e-mail me the latest revision to continue testing on my site. So far everything works great and looks even better!

  4. Mithun says:

    How do you put that Maximize button on top of the blog to increase the width of your post windows?
    Can I somehow make the width of the post frames permnently maximized on my blog?

    If yes, how?

    • inanis says:

      @Mithun: this is done with some (not so) clever CSS and Javascript work. Open uncompressed_functions.js in the js folder inside the theme, go to around line #428 and find the line that says else {winsize = 0} and replace it with else {winsize = 2}. After you do that, save OVER TOP of functions.js (replacing it with what you just edited), and load it back to your website. This change will set the default size upon first visit to 100%, and also still allows your users to change the size smaller if they want to. Use the contact page below to contact me again if you need more specific details.

  5. Rohan says:

    Hey Inanis,
    Really great theme. You may not have used Adobe’s expensive suite, but you’ve sure done a fabulous job. I do have a couple of gripes:

    – Scrolling while having the “Start Menu” open breaks the bottom bar apart in FF 3.5.1 but not in IE 8.0.6001
    – You say your site looks better in “Segoe” but if I don’t have it installed, does that mean I’m doomed to not see it. Doesn’t WordPress allow you to bundle fonts so you can have users view your site they way you intended them to?

    Again, kudos on the great job.

    • inanis says:

      @Rohan: Thanks for the kudos! In FF 3.5, if you are talking about the “tearing” that happens and goes back to normal after you stop scrolling, I am aware of this. FF 3.5 (both Windows and Linux, surprisingly) is the only browser this happens in. It does not happen in earlier versions of FF. I believe this is a render engine issue in FF, and there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. It has something to do with the overflow:auto property I have set on the post container to allow scroll bars to appear if you post content that is larger than the post container. If I remove the overflow, the problem disappears. I opted to leave it in, because the functionality it presents is more important than the minor graphic glitch caused while scrolling.

      Yes, the site looks good in Segoe, because that’s the font that this theme’s inspiration uses and is designed around, however, it looks just fine if you don’t have Segoe, as I have at least 4 fall back fonts programmed into it that everyone has.

      I have no idea about WordPress bundling fonts, but I know that it would be generally verboten to include a font either with the theme or directly from WordPress (especially Segoe, which I am 99% sure Microsoft holds some sort of license/patent/copyright on). I did a quick search and found some font plugins that do what you are suggesting, however.

  6. Hari Mulya says:

    Hello, i’m from Indonesia (I can’t speak in English well), i’d like to thank you, i used Inanis Glass Theme (and modified it in some parts), and very like it.. Anyway, can I get ‘start splash screen’ like yours?

  7. Lexxy says:

    Wow! What a great Theme! I love it! But… i can install the german languge file???

    • inanis says:

      I suggest two things. First, grab a copy of the german translation of my theme, and then read the following page:

      • Neko Koneko says:

        Hey, your theme is great 😀 thanks! I can’t get it to work in Dutch though… I’ve uploaded the language files to wp-content/languages and edited the config file, but everything is still in English 🙁 It works in the admin section though (that gets translated) but the site doesn’t. Am I doing something wrong or is there something else I need to do before it’ll work?

        • inanis says:

          Good question. When I was testing translation, I had to put the translation matrices inside the theme folder on my server for the blog to translate. My theme doesn’t have these matrices built in, you have to create one for your language if it’s not on my download page (using a program like POEdit) and throw that matrix on your web server.

  8. David says:

    How a user can register?? It always says that user registering is not allowed.

  9. Boris says:

    Hi. Great job with the theme! I love it! However I have an issue with IE7. There is no white background in the posts and you can’t read the text because it’s black. How can I fix this? By the way it’s not only on my website, it’s on this one as well. And it’s not only on my pc, but on others, too.

    • inanis says:

      Interesting. This will require a code hack. (Why can’t Microsoft make their browsers work in a predictable way? It’s a PITA to keep Virutal Machines around with different versions of IE installed just so I can test a theme… sigh. Stupid Microsoft.)

      I’ll have to look into it and get back to you. If the fix is easy, (like adding a z-index:2 somewhere) I’ll post it here, if not, I’ll have to post an updated version of the ZIP file.

      • Rohan says:

        I know what you mean 🙂 But not to worry, I join Microsoft next Spring, and will tell the Browser team to get their act together, or else…

        It’s a pity about the FF3.5 breaking, but like you said, it isn’t your fault. Another thing I’ve noticed is when I run the posts “maximized”, the background of the post’s “status bar” runs out. I’m suggesting a method which breaks gracefully/accounts for screens of higher resolution.

      • Rohan says:

        Okay, I’ve run into another problem. I’m trying to have the background centered (well, PADDED really, because of the sidebar) depending on the resolution of the screen. Now I have js functions that give me the page/window size, and I have included them in the header. The problem of course, is that the position of the background is in those tiny css files. I don’t know how to access those function return values in the css file.

        Any help is appreciated, and of course, I can wait till you get back from your vacation. Have fun 🙂

        • inanis says:

          I believe I ran into a similar problem with development, and it has to do with what CSS and certain browsers can and can’t do. My solution was to make a background that faded from top to bottom with top-to-bottom repeat off, and then repeated from left to right, and then set it as fixed. This way the background was always visible, but didn’t have any graphical anomalies with it. What you’re asking to do requires help from someone MUCH better than me at web design.

  10. Griffin says:

    Thanks for your great theme. I have the same problem with the black/grey background loading at the last second (hiding the text) (using IE). However, no problem viewing your blog. I’ve downloaded your recent version and deleted cookies etc., to no avail. Is there somewhere to download the fix? Much appreciated.

    • inanis says:

      I’m not sure I understand exactly what you mean, but I will be fixing some IE regression issues in the next point fix. In the meantime – go back to version 1.3, and all the issues should go away – but you’ll lose some of the new features.

  11. Arie says:

    WOW!!! good theme that i ever see! I’ll used it for my website!
    but is this website SEO? (h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 on keyword what we choose for the website). Example h1 on the blog title, h2 on the title post, h3 on the sidebar title, h4 on footer and so on.

    But overall i like your theme unique and feel like a vista OS on web browser 🙂


  12. Great theme by the way. The vista look will really set well with my viewers. Thanx.

    Couple questions.
    Is there anyway to move the right column over and possibly widen it. Along with this, I would like to set the main content section one specified width (the 2nd setting) and center it. Also is it possible to put another sidebar on the left side? I would like a left and right sidebars with main content in the middle.
    This would be perfect for my page. I also want to put my own custom banner at the top.

    One problem I have is when I use the Header 3 setting on my post, the writing is green. How can I change the color of the writing? Thanx in advance and great theme

    • inanis says:

      There is a way to move the right column and widen it. It requires custom coding, as the sizing of that sidebar is hard coded into both the HTML and JavaScript. Setting the main section to a specified static width is doable, but again requires custom coding. Putting another sidebar on the theme is doable too, but would take a serious amount of effort to do correctly because of the complexity of the theme – more custom coding. A custom banner can also be done, you guessed it, with some custom coding.

      Am I capable of doing this custom coding? Yes. Am I willing to do this custom coding? Maybe. Do I have time to devote to a custom project? Absolutely not. My apologies.

      The header color is easy to fix, just open the style.css file, find the entry for “h3” and change the “color:” to match the color you want it to be.

  13. SErdar says:

    I’m not good at english so i can’t describe my emotion about inanis theme.

    Thank you very much. Allah Bless you.

    Best wishes from Turkiye

  14. Rohan says:

    So hey, I had another question. I was poking around the TaskBar, and came upon a dead end. I found “insert_menu()” but wasn’t able to go any further, or find any documentation on it 🙁 I’m looking to change the width of the each taskbar item, maybe add an icon, format the text…

    I found the nav class in the styles.css, but which property increases the width? Thanks.

    • inanis says:

      Ha! This isn’t as easy at it seems. The graphic that represents the button is a fixed width. While you can hack the style.css file to make the button a dynamic size or even a different size, making the graphic fit requires more work. If you want the size of the buttons to be flexible, that makes it even more difficult. Add in the calculation and “figuring out” that would have to be done to determine exactly where on the screen every button is so you can determine the exact middle of the button so THEN you can hover the little preview windows right over the buttons, and you can REALLY see why I made them a fixed size. It makes life so much easier.

      To answer: can it be done? Yes. Is it worth it? Sure, if you happen to be better than me at coding for WordPress (which many people are, I must admit.)

      • Rohan says:

        Okay, I have the week off, so I’ll give it a shot. By the way, I found a nice way to scale the background depending on the screen height/width, I’m going to test that as well. Another quick question: do you store the name of the theme(wind/fire/water/etc) in the cookie. If so, how do I access it? If not, how do you recommend I do it? I’m looking to carry out some functions that will depend on the current (sub)theme.

        Thanks, man. I know you must be bugged with me by now 🙂

  15. Soroush says:

    Hey dude,
    Well Done! Great job 😉
    I have just a minor request.
    In mozilla firefox when you scroll a page full of items down to up, the posts come over the taskbar menu. (You can see it on my weblog ->
    I know that fixing this minor thing is not easy sometimes but please do your best to fix it for me. Maybe you can fix it easily by changing some layers z-indexes.
    Thank you very much 🙂

  16. Soroush says:

    By the way,
    you can think about adding windows 7 tasbark to your template as well 😉
    I think that it is easy for you 🙂

  17. vta says:

    Thankyou very much, i used your theme and i love it. Love you :)!

  18. vta says:

    Help me, how can i use zoom funtion in my blog like you ???
    Demo here: [IMG] chung/theme.jpg[/IMG] chung/theme.jpg

  19. jpavly says:

    Hi there man, great job once again. Thank you for the 1st visit “Start” menu popup feature, it works great!

    I have another bug, it is about the child categories popup menus. Please check my page and see the three last menus are not working correctly. What I mean is that the 3rd menu (right to left) does not display it’s popup, the 2nd displays the popup of the 3rd, and the 1st displays the menu of the 2nd.

    I hope my explanation is not to messy 😛

  20. mac says:

    Love it.

    You could well be my favourite Dork on t’internet.

    Being useless at php and all that, I’ve got loads of questions but I won’t bother you with them, I’ll just throw myself in to it and see what I can and can’t break.

    Best Free theme I’ve seen, thanks.

    Did I read something about a new “Retro’ theme?
    I look forward to having a look at that, any timescale?


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