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Life Rocks! 2.0 has a New Look

As mentioned in my previous post, I was working on a theme for this blog for quite some time. As I was not able to find time to get it working, it took me more than a month to get the theme running. Well, I’m not a php expert although I had learned it few years back, so there could be bugs in this theme.

So presenting the new look of Life Rocks! 2.0.

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Features of new theme;

  • Better layout of posts and excerpts
  • Better readability
  • Improved navigation and much more
  • Theme tested in IE6, IE7, Firefox, Safari, Flock and Opera.

Please share your views on the new theme and also report any bugs and issues like alignment etc. Also, any new suggestions and improvements also welcome.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

60 Comments

60 Comments

  1. kuanhoong

    January 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Congratulations on the new look 😉

    Any plan to share out your wordpress design?

  2. Manas

    January 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I love blue….

    Great look man. I like the header section the most. 🙂

  3. Atof

    January 17, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Super theme 🙂 Nice cool look…

  4. Binny V A

    January 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Looks good. Are you going to make the old theme free?

  5. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    @Kuanhoong,
    You mean to share this new design? I’m planning to share the old design may be some time later.

    @Manas and Atof,
    Glad you liked the theme.

    @Binny,
    Yea I’m planning to release the old theme.

  6. Shankar Ganesh

    January 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Simply superb! 🙂

  7. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    @Shankar,
    Thanks for feedback! 🙂

  8. Davinder

    January 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    New look is awesome… header is looking very cool!

  9. Venkat

    January 17, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Nirmal, A very neat theme. congrats.

  10. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    @Davinder,
    Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  11. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    @Venkat,
    Thanks for the feedback.

  12. Shashank

    January 17, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Fantastic theme Nirmal..congrats on the new look.

  13. Techblissonline Dot Com

    January 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    This Two column theme looks fabulous…good work nirmal…why don’t you ajaxify comment submission?

  14. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    @Shashank,
    Thanks for the comments.

    @Rajesh,
    Few more changes are pending, I will take up Ajax comments at that time.

  15. Sucharith

    January 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Looks much better now :mrgreen:

  16. Kanak Bhandari

    January 17, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Excellent nirmal … great design..Its look very very professional. One doubt .. how did you do that tabs on the sidebar .. is it javascript or any wordpress plugin ?? Rest all looks really great… Good work ..

  17. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    @Kanak,
    Tabs on sidebar is Javascript and not a WP plugin.

  18. ram

    January 17, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    Wow looks great. Nice work nirmal

  19. Jalaj

    January 17, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Congratulations for the good design… the blog post summaries certainly don’t look like from a blog but sort of magazine or so…

  20. nirmaltv

    January 17, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    @Ram,
    Thanks for the feedback. 🙂

    @Jalaj,
    Glad that you liked it. 🙂

  21. Rakshit

    January 17, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Excellent design…
    It’s really very professional.

  22. Madhur Kapoor

    January 17, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Awesome buddy . The design is great. Who says you are not a php expert .

  23. Keith Dsouza

    January 17, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Awesome new design, I really loved the new design a lot. Keep it up. I am planning to spice up my home page too in a short while, could take some inspiration from you.

    Once again wonderful design buddy

  24. K-IntheHouse

    January 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Nirmal, great work all-around! You have got all the right elements in place to take your blog to the next level! Applause from ShanKri-la! 😀

  25. Ronald

    January 18, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Nice design Nirmal, but the sitemeter has dropped, means not in footer line.

  26. Dj Flush

    January 18, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Amazing new look man. Lol now you honestly make me jealous hehe

  27. Kyle Eslick

    January 18, 2008 at 3:47 am

    Wow, looks great!

    I’m slow to come around to the magazine-style look on blog homepages, but I really like the single post pages!

  28. Vaibhav

    January 18, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Great looks, and really pro looks. And nice work in the comments section.

  29. nirmaltv

    January 18, 2008 at 9:49 am

    @Rakshit,
    Thanks for the appreciation.

    @Madhur,
    Thanks for the comment. It took me lot of time to code this entire stuff, that y I said not a php expert. 🙂

    @Keith,
    Glad that you liked it. 🙂

    @K-IntheHouse,
    Thanks for the comment. 🙂

    @DJ,
    Glad to hear you liked it. What abt your Live theme, that was awesome! 🙂

    @Ronald,
    I didnt get you on the sitemeter thing.

    @Kyle,
    Thanks for the appreciation. 🙂

    @Vaibhav,
    Glad that you liked it.

  30. Keshav Khera

    January 18, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    Great design buddy 🙂 Really looks a lot more professional and magazine style 😎

  31. Ashwin

    January 18, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Really good! Do you do Theme Design for other blogs too? 🙂

    By the way, what font is it? IMO, it’s not good on the eyes.

  32. nirmaltv

    January 18, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    @Ashwin,
    Thanks!
    The font is Trebuchet MS and I feel its a standard font and same as the one in my earlier theme. I think its showing diffrently in MAC.

  33. Vijay

    January 18, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    The theme is fabulous Nirmal! Well designed I must say! I just wanted to point out that the signup to receive updates image on the top has a mis spelling!!

    Cheers on the new theme!

  34. nirmaltv

    January 18, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    @Vijay,
    Thanks for pointing it out, I think it was a typo. 🙂 I’ll change it soon.

  35. Alfred

    January 18, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Gratz on the new look, I really liked the homepage 😀

  36. Veerasundar

    January 18, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Looks good. Great work on the portal.

  37. nirmaltv

    January 19, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    @Alfred and Veerasunder,
    Thanks for the appreciation.

  38. silki

    January 20, 2008 at 6:27 am

    Awesome Nirmal.
    This theme is simple unique. Different from those usual 2-3 column themes. Header is really looking nice.
    The banner ad in header may be shifted slightly upwards to better align it with your tag line under “Life Rocks 2.0”.
    These days I am struggling to find time for blogging at a regular pace. So couldn’t visit your blog often.

  39. Ashwin

    January 20, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    No Nirmal, the font (both in posts and comments) looks difference now. Earlier it looked fine (I was on Mac that time too), but it’s weird and not easy on the eyes.

    Just try to view your site in Mac, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

  40. Raj

    January 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Gr8 design nirmal 🙂

  41. nirmaltv

    January 20, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    @Silky,
    Thanks for the suggestion and appreciation.

    @Ashwin,
    Will check it out. Actually I dont have any Mac, but will check the font issue.

    @Raj,
    Thanks for the comment.

  42. Brown Baron

    January 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Outstanding design buddy! I love it. A great start to a new year.

  43. nirmaltv

    January 20, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    @BrownBaron,
    Thanks for the appreciation.

  44. Vinod

    January 20, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    This is by far the most deviant wordpress theme I’ve seen lately. Many congratulations.

  45. Smackall

    January 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Nice theme Nirmal. I really liked the home page design. Great work. Meanwhile…

    Few bugs…

    tested using firefox/XP

    in the homepage the small topics of each post which have multiline are cut in the second line…

  46. nirmaltv

    January 21, 2008 at 11:33 am

    @Vinod,
    Thanks for the appreciation.

    @Smackall,
    I didnt get your bug, can you pls mail me the screenshot?

  47. Aseem

    January 22, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Great new design. Impressive work !
    Keep up the good blogging !

  48. nirmaltv

    January 22, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    @Aseem,
    Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  49. Rajavanya

    January 23, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Gr8 look here…
    I was amazed at the look.

  50. Thilak

    January 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Looks impressive, especially the homepage. The sitemeter chicklet inside the footer is flooding out. Try adding display:none; to hide it.

  51. nirmaltv

    January 24, 2008 at 10:08 am

    @Thilak,
    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll implement that.

  52. Joel

    January 25, 2008 at 5:57 am

    Hey Nirmal…this looks cool…congratulations on the new layout…maybe you should increase the font size for the post contents…its kinda look very tiny…I am not sure if thats only for me or for everyone…

  53. nirmaltv

    January 26, 2008 at 10:10 am

    @Joel,
    I’ll check and increase the font. Thanks for the comments. Nice to see you after a long time.

  54. Ravichandra

    January 26, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Hey… this theme looks gud. The first thing that caught my sight is the two line layout for the blogs.

    Good work Nirmal. 😮

  55. CristianR

    January 26, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Amazing theme Nirmal. Good job.

  56. Ms. Latina Renee

    January 27, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Very nice!

  57. Nasirjumani

    March 29, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Looking Nice and briefly designed now…

  58. Moin

    April 10, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Fell in love with this theme! :O

  59. Zath

    July 6, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t visited for quite some time, but when I saw the new theme, I thought it really made the site very cool and very professional!

    Well done!

  60. Anurag

    July 21, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Great Job Dude…
    Theme Really Rocks..
    Never Seen This Type Of Theme Ever…
    Have You Completely Designed By On Your Own????

    http://www.pcdrome.com

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