Very cool developments

I’ve taken some time to create my own variations of two of the themes available on the site. I have adopted almost-spring and ShadedGrey as the two themes I’ll play around with. Why?

I wanted to add some functionality that I saw on Mark Pearson’s blog. Mark had a Technorati service that shows blogs linking to his blog. (This entry will show on his link back.) He also had a cloud generated from his RSS feeds using that I thought was very cool. Both of these required the addition of code (javascript) to the sidebar and the code is specific to me. Thus I needed my own versions of the two themes. You can see the results at the bottom of the sidebar. I also styled the cloud CSS to fit with my site. I think both are very cool.

In the process I modified some of the other themes to have RSS feeds for the categories in the category listing. I also modified many of the themes to list a user’s links by the link category of the link. Both of these modifications can be seen in this blog to the right.