1. Pavlos June 14, 2006 at 8:06 pm

    This looks like a great tool. I’ll give it a try. I’m thinking this is not only a great tool of non-technical users, but also for theme designers who want to offer the end user greater customization options without them needing to dig into code. Fantastic idea, let’s see if it works…

    Thanks for telling.

  2. Ken McGuire June 14, 2006 at 8:40 pm

    no worries!

    I’m in a nice wordpress theming mode of late, been tweaking one for the afternoon and looking again at the theme for my.kenmc.com while i iron out a decent use for it, but it certainly looks like it will give users a big creative hand!

  3. Paul Browne June 16, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Excellent link – I’m just in the process of updating the blog theme – much rather do it this way than mess about with PHP.

  4. Ken McGuire June 16, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    Sure makes life a little easier alright!

  5. Paul Browne June 16, 2006 at 1:48 pm


    Do you know if the themes Canvas generates are XHTHML / Technorati compliant?
    I presume they’ll also display correctly in IE / Firefox?

    That’s the main reason for me playing around with the current blog theme …


  6. Ken McGuire June 16, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    The second of the two downloadable themes is anyway. Nice and flexible. Haven’t tried Kiwi, though I was impressed with its first iteration before Canvas came along. A lot of nice hooks and uses.

  7. Sean June 16, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Im going to have a look at this, sounds good! 😀

  8. Paul O Mahony June 19, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    Nice spot Ken. I’m going to start a new wordpress blog shortly, so I might give this a bash.

  9. Paul Browne June 19, 2006 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for the link – it took me 2 hours to move to Canvase on my blog

    1 hour of that was dragging and dropping the blocks , choosing the colours.
    2nd hour was moving over the custom stuff I have (google analytics, links to technati and bloglines).

    Canvas allows the custom stuff as ‘blocks’ – very simple text files. Means (a) you can change your theme and drag these blocks in next time (b) if you break anything , you break the small block , and not the large theme.

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