It is with great pleasure I present to you my Fauna theme for WordPress.
A WordPress theme is a collection of templates that completely change the look and feel of a WordPress powered website. If you like the theme, which can also be seen on said website, go on ahead: download and install it.
Fauna means “a living organism characterized by voluntary movement”. Since Fauna also happens to be the current design for this website, and has undergone huge changes over the past year, I think it’s a pretty apt name. I uploaded a few really early stages of Fauna to flickr, so go on over and see a bit of the evolution.
So why am I choosing to take my own site design and make it widely available for public consumption and adoption? Well there are a few good reasons:
- Public demand
Quite a few people have asked me for this design. For once I’d like to be able to say “you may—now go on, go run with it”.
- Moving on
Eventually I want to refresh this Noscope design. Fauna has served me well for a long time now, but a list of reasons to redesign is mounting. When it finally happens (which is not soon, make no mistake), it would be a waste to simply release Fauna to the ether.
If by now you’ve visited the Fauna website in a separate tab, you might have noticed my rather cheesy encouragement for your donations to charity. Well I see it this way: I have a feeling quite a few people will visit the Fauna site. Some will download and install the theme. A few of those will be happy about it. If one of those gives to charity, it’ll be one more than zero, and that’s not bad.
For now I’m just happy to have this launched. Lately I’ve tried to really get things done. One of these things was to kick this out of the door. If I didn’t do it now, I might not do it ever.
In the next two three four months nothing much out of the usual will happen. I will continue to make my monthly installments and while a redesign will come eventually, it is not a priority right now. Having put this out to sea is enough work for me for a while.