Welcome to the fthrwght blog!

Hello everyone! If you’re here reading this, than you’ve probably noticed that things have changed quite a bit around here. I’ve had this site in a temporary landing page state for over a year now and it’s time to open up the doors (at least a little) so I can show you what I’ve got in store. There’s a ton of exciting projects developing and I’d like to use this space to share everything that I’ve got going on. I’ll be leaving my old WordPress development site, http://allancole.com/wordpress live but I will not be actively monitoring it.

First up,

I’ll no longer be using the child theme structure for my current themes. All of the themes available on this site are currently built on top of Thematic as child themes (excluding Basic Maths). Thematic is a really great theme Framework that I will continue to use for 1-off, client specific projects. However, when it comes to developing themes, releasing them & making them easy to use for a large amount of users, the child theme structure simply can’t work. Some of you may have already noticed this with the latest Thematic update. Using the child theme structure has made the update and installation process much more complex than it should be. I want to make it clear that Thematic is still; in my opinion, the best theming framework out there. Its just that using it, or really any WP Theme framework to distributing child themes really isn’t ideal. I’ll try to blog about this in more depth a little later on.

Secondly,

No more e-junkie for theme purchases. E-junkie actually works really well, but it is much too complex for my needs and it’s flash interface is really tough to get use to. All future sales well be handled by a new digital delivery application called Fetch App. Once the official switch has been made, I’ll provide more details on how current users & customers accounts will be handled so no one misses out on updates or improvements.

Lastly,

New themes! I’m working on a new batch of themes to release really soon. I don’t want to get into too much detail just yet, but if you haven’t already subscribed to the feed, please do so now so you don’t miss out on anything.

All in all, I’m excited to get going with this new blog. I’ve kept things pretty elusive over the last few years or so but things are definitely changing and growing so stay tuned.

P.S. This site’s design is definitely in a rough state. It’ll also be going through some changes as well.