DevDmBootstrap3 has been updated for about a week on Github to version 1.6 but the WordPress themes directory is taking a long while to approve anything. I can only assume it is because of the revamps they are doing to the directory. So if you really need Bootstrap 3.3.2 you can download the updated theme here. If for some reason my update doesn’t get approved I will let you know and provide a new file while the new version gets approved.
You can read about all the changes here. In a nutshell we updated to Bootstrap 3.3.2 and Added Theme Support for ‘title-tag.’
As you can see in the navigation above we are changing some things around here on the Blog. I’ve been really working hard on a Theme project called Day and Night and I want to make it available to you guys. It only makes sense to sell it here because I have the infrastructure already in place to do so.
There will be an official announcement of it shortly.
I’ve also decided to move the blog to the root domain here as my front-end site hasn’t really done anything but sit there like a bump on a log. While it was fun to have a little showcase playground it needs to go.
Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you are all going to have a nice Holiday Season with friends and family no matter what or where you are celebrating.
This theme update accomplished two tasks:
Note for Translations: With the included search results logic there is a NEW string of text to translate “Search Results.” I’ve updated the en_US.po and en_US.mo files to reflect this.
A big thank you to all of you for taking the time to give me feed back and participating in the forums with your tips and tricks.
Earlier this year I redeveloped my affiliate costume store from the ground up. Costume-Depot.com got a full overhaul from the back end to the front end. It is pretty slick and you should really go check it out. However affiliate marketing is pretty tough these days. I’m not particularly gifted with advertising and marketing knowledge or even a lick of business sense for myself. So for me to bring value to my affiliate customers I’ve taken the full transparency approach. I don’t hide what the sites are and I don’t try to trick people.
That being said I had to ask myself the question, “How do I bring eye balls to my costume store?” Enter: TinyWitch.
With as much fun as I had with kaBOOM! I knew that game development was something I was going to explore a lot more. Specifically I was going to be targeting HTML5 Games as it is “What I know.” I looked at a few different HTML5 frameworks for making games and even tried to make some stuff without one. In the end I settled on Phaser 2.0. Phaser is AWESOME and the HTML5 game development community around it are all a great bunch of folks who help one another.
So with my new tools it was time to try and make something. I figured I would start out with something basic and Halloween-ish. A simple time waster type of game you could play for a little bit and stop. I settled on the classic arcade style shooter. This enabled me to learn the fundamentals of Phaser and also of game development in general. As many games as I have played throughout my life I never until know really had to sit down and be in that creative drivers seat. So it was a new experience for me.
Understanding the core mechanics of “how a game works” came pretty quickly to me. It is mostly pretty intuitive if you have been programming for a long time. The update loop, building functions to destroy, create and move assets around was easy to conceptualize.
I also knew I wanted to have that “App Store experience” so I was determined to port TinyWitch to the Google Play store. I used ludei’s CocoonJS builder to package up my game and build the APK.
So check it out @ http://tinywitch.devdm.com or download it to your Android Device on the Playstore. Hope you can have a little fun with it.
In migrating my blog over to my DevDmBootstrap3 WordPress theme I created this child theme you are seeing now. I’m calling it ‘cleanblog’ and I’m making it available for others to use in their projects.
A new version of Bootstrap (3.2.0) came out last month on June 26th. You can read about it on the Bootstrap Blog here.
I’m glad there was a new release as DevDmBootstrap3 was starting to look like a dead project on the theme directory. This isn’t true as we are still seeing downloads all the time. I’m fielding new emails every week with people asking questions and contributing to making things better. So I’m happy that we are now able to push out an update to make our “Lasted Updated” date a little more current.
I also added one conditional function check for “devdmbootstrap3_wp_title” inside the functions.php file.
Thanks to user chicchera for pointing this out to me. We are now checking to see if the “devdmbootstrap3_wp_title” function exists before we use it. This enables people to overwrite it easily. I debated adding conditionals for the devdmbootstrap3_theme_js and devdmbootstrap3_theme_stylesheets functions but the wp_dequeue and wp_enqueue systems are in place for that.
I’ve also gone through the entire site here updating screen shots, code and added more information where I could.
We also have a new translation available!
Thanks to Ciprian @ http://brainie.ro/ for providing us a Romanian translation.
The child theme has been updated to include the new LESS file structure with the 3.2.0 update. I’ve also included the fonts directory with the child theme. The fonts were breaking for some users who were compiling the LESS files and using wp_dequeue_style to remove the parent themes’ CSS. We were also double including the parent theme’s css file with an @include so that has been removed.