is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired in 2013), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers About Their Careers”and “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children.
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Any issues with Basic Maths and the new WordPress 2.9 release? As we’ve all learned, it’s important to stay up to date for security reasons…
@ Laurence: absolutely none!
Laurence: We’ve done some preliminary testing of Basic Maths running with WordPress 2.9 and everything seems to play out smoothly. We are talking about a major upgrade to Basic Maths that will actually take advantage of some of the new features in 2.9, but there’s no timetable for that just yet. Thanks.
I haven’t seen if Basic Maths utilizes any alternative styling for “asides” or “link lists.” Am I missing it, or is that not a feature?
Brilliant! I can’t tell you how many sites I’ve seen out there who’s designs are clearly inspired by subtraction, but give no cred. This is a good way for you to capture some revenue from people who would otherwise hackup a dirty remake of your site’s design.
BTW, it’s a great looking theme to boot. If I wasn’t a Drupal designer/developer, I’d be all over that.
Damn. I didn’t read the whole post, and thought the sale ran all week; checked on Friday and the price was back up to $45.
Of course, I’m not saying it’s not worth it, just kicking myself a little…
Basic Maths, like Subtraction, appears to be left aligned. Question: Can it be centered?
The whole of the layout, you mean? That is, the layout should be centered within the browser window and not aligned to the left? The answer would be yes; it would just take some simple CSS tweaking on your part.
Thanks for the quick answer. Yes, I mean the entire layout. I’d prefer it to be centered in the browser window as I find the symmetry of centered sites more pleasing to my eye. Glad to hear that “some simple CSS tweaking” on my part could change this as my CSS skills don’t extend very far beyond simple tweaking!
Nice first release. Nice main website… but…
The BasicMaths is not sufficiently flexible in that I believe the widgets can not be arbitrarily assigned page geography.
The header and the left column appear to locked down – and there are other nuisanced differences.
I looked very briefly at the BasicMaths theme plugin in January after purchasing it and it is too technically (presentation wise) narrow for a website – other than that, say related to baseball statistics.
My sense is that you need to extend the core capabilities of your main website to be included in BasicMaths. Yes, I know you are trying to keep them distinct, but you need to do this – in order to deliver on your GOOD idea of letting the ‘page content’ speak to the viewer and not fluffy layout schemes normally found on websites.
Keeping some good ideas from your excellent main website out of ‘usability’ of the theme (BasicMaths) I believe defeats the propagation of – good design.
I’m thinking of buying Basic Maths, which will mean porting my blog to WordPress as it currently runs on Movable Type (version 4.3.) and it comes with 3,483 posts and 2,884 comments! Do you think it wise to make the move? What should I look out for in the transition? Any advice would be welcome.
Hi Khoi. LOVE Basic Maths. Downloaded it last night and had up and running in a few hours.
I would love to be able to center my site as opposed to justified left as it is. Can you inform me how to do this in CSS?
Also has anyone attempted to replace the top left nav square with an image? Any ideas on how to do this would be appreciated! Thank you.
My issue was resolved in the WordPress forum:
margin:10px 0 0 10px;
margin:10px auto 0;
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