Decided to overhaul the blog template after changing the blog name and description. Downloaded seven templates from Alex King’s Theme Browser; selected the one you are seeing now – equiX. Certainly gives a spacious feel to the page.
The first thing to do, of course, was to systematically hack into the template. I removed the cursors specified in the
style.css file. Then edited the sidebar, search form, header, footer and
index.php. I pushed the search form into the header image. For that, I simply exchanged the two motifs – GIMP came in handy here – and made space for the search form. Also moved the description from the homelink’s
title to outside the link. I decided to exploit WP’s
get_calendar() function. equiX didn’t have the necessary CSS classes. So added them by looking into the calendar outputs of other WP blogs 😀 . Oh, and I had to fix the smileys too – they had an overdose of Red Bull 😉
As a parting touch, I added Owen Wrinkler’s Countdown plugin. Currently it holds the 2006 F1 calendar. Will add more stuff to as time goes by.