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webdesignpeople says
chrismccoy said
here is a hacky way of doing it

$content = file_get_contents('https://googlefontdirectory.googlecode.com/hg/');

if(preg_match_all("/<li><a\s[^>]*href=(\"??)([^\" >]*?)\\1[^>]*>(.*)<\/a><\/li>/siU",$content, $matches, PREG_SET_ORDER)) 

foreach ($matches as $match) {
    echo str_replace(array('README','.hgignore','/'),'',$match[3]) . "\n";
}

?>
</li>

The good thing about the phat-reaction.com approach is it handles all the parsing and presents you with a serialised array in PHP . You can also grab it as JSON or XML .

Whatever approach you take, remember to cache it!

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webdesignpeople says
Until Google does the decent thing and exposes the font data via its API , this is the best solution: http://phat-reaction.com/googlefonts.php

cheers Anthony

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webdesignpeople says

It’s so easy to lambast Microsoft for the appalling browsers they’ve pushed on the world in the past. Not so any more.

Have you actually tried IE9 ? It’s a huge improvement over previous versions (granted, that’s not impressive in itself, but it is WAY closer to the other browsers now).

As far as web standards go, IE9 Beta scores 95/100 on the Acid3 test. My FF 3 .6.9 scores 94/100…

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webdesignpeople says
Hey guys, Im new to that subversion thing. I dont have a clue on how to deal with it. Now there is that code that is only avaliable as svn. How do I download it :(. It said sumin about ‘run this command line’ but how do I do it?

As @Bebel said! Plus, if you don’t want to host it yourself, consider something like Springloops.com which provides the SVN server for you. I use them and am really happy with the service, it saves a lot of hassle. I’m on Windows so the other step was to install the Tortoise SVN client.

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webdesignpeople says
Some shameless self-promotion that I don’t normally do but if you take a look at my latest themes (Clothes, Furniture and Jewelry) all offer the type of product personalization you mention above :)

To do this kind of customisation, are you editing the core WP e-Commerce files or doing everything within the theme?

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webdesignpeople says
Nice template guys, here are some thoughts:
  • The footer red is killing, you shouldn’t put so aggressive colors in a container that is so massive – it’s very hard on the eyes. Try staring at it for about 20 seconds – I couldn’t last 5.
  • About the main navigation – the button backgrounds don’t have enough contrast compared to the big background pad. And main nav is something you really should emphasize on.
  • You have some problems with inside aligning: the “Studio blog” container is aligned xxx pixels from the left, the navigation is aligned yyy pixels from the left, the second slider thumb is aligned zzz pixels from the left, etc – it creates a bit of chaos, unless you want that feeling.
  • The @Studio blog has some kind of caption on top of it, while the one next to it doesn’t.
Good luck!

Thanks for that cmt. There are two of us (designer / developer) working on this theme and we had a split opinion on the footer. We’ve decided to do another default design for that element and offer the shocking red one as an option instead. Regarding the alignment, we consciously wanted something less grid like for this design; there is balance, but it’s not in your face.

Anyway, thanks for the comments.

cheers Anthony

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webdesignpeople says

Yes that’s what we’d found. We will probably try to get it accepted into the HTML bit and then if it is accepted on there set it up as a wordpress template…

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webdesignpeople says

Hi,

Just wanted to see what you guys thought of our new design before we upload it. So far we’ve only done the homepage (so here are the four versions). We got our first template design rejected so I’m hoping that this one is more what they are looking for.

http://webdesignpeople.net/tf/studio/studio1.jpg

http://webdesignpeople.net/tf/studio/studio2.jpg

http://webdesignpeople.net/tf/studio/studio3.jpg

http://webdesignpeople.net/tf/studio/studio4.jpg

We thought that we would try to get the design accepted first and then work on getting it set up as a wordpress theme.

Any feedback would be much appreciated!

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webdesignpeople says
My understanding is tha PSDs have higher standards(and lower sales) so not all is lost.

Hmm, that’s interesting. We thought the approach to take would be to do the PSD , then look to do the HTML /CSS and finally Wordpress theme if there’s good feedback. That makes sense logically but I can see now why that might not work for this marketplace.

So you have three styles, now many unique pages? So far I’ve only seen three pages.

We did the homepage in 3 colour schemes, then content, donate, contact and campaign pages in the pink colour. We’d expand on that if we thought it would help getting approved, but the feedback from ThemeForest was pretty scathing:

This template is not aesthetic ready for TF and it will be very hard to be improved and get accepted. It required many improvements in term of design, visual hierarchy, typography, layout and its aesthetic quality.

It may be just too aesthetically different to the style generally seen here. It’s disappointing in the sense that we’ve worked closely with charities over the years we spent in digital agencies in London and so we do have an understanding of what they’re looking for, and there aren’t any charity themes here (huh – maybe they all get rejected).

I think we’ll probably go ahead with the Wordpress build and just release it on wordpress.org, and look to do a theme more in line with the corporate/portfolio type seen on here.

cheers Anthony

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webdesignpeople says
It would appear to only contain one page, oops I see that one of the links does work, so make that two pages.

I think it looks good but is incomplete. I’d suggest making a working page for every in-site link(With the exception of search and etc,) and provide multiple colour schemes.

PS: Provide (or jsut showcase) the styling for a wider set of html tags. ie, right now the “contentpage” appears to only show the default css rules for the H* and ul and ol html tags. The only thing that I can tell has been customized is the blockquote.

Thanks. It was the PSD we submitted which was rejected, I hadn’t finished the build. Here are some screenshots of other pages / colours:

Green

Red

Donate

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