iBlog Pro 5: Color Control
Posted 13 December 2011 - 04:27 AM
When I installed iBP5, the color control tab on the settings dashboard disappeared. It feels like iBP5 isn't quite done yet. It should have all core functionality of IBP4 and of Framework 2.0. Since iBP5 is really just a "styling" add-on to the Framework, you should not lose core Framework functionality when you activate it.
Is there an updated version of iBP5 in the works? Also missing: Home icon, menu bar colors, etc...
Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:20 AM
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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:35 PM
For example, all the background gradients in IBP5 are images
So if you change the color in IB5 they will have no effect, because all the gradients are fixed images, they would all have to be remade for that colour. Thats why the author chose to disable them for this theme.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:46 PM
I can't speak for @brasesco, but my negative reaction isn't so much to your design choices (no need to refer to yourself in the 3rd person, btw) but to Andrew's defense of it. Maybe I'm too ultrahypersupercritical of just about everything he says, but to my ear he comes pretty close to dismissing his customers' design sensibilities while exuding the attitude that "WE know best" and "WE don't want YOU to mess up OUR pretty theme designs."
One other thing, Simon, FYI, that's driving a lot of my dissatisfaction with your management, is this statement Kyle made in his November 4 blog post: "If you??™re a developer, designer or simply someone who wants to build awesome websites (without coding!) we have a special announcement for you." [my emphasis]
That is just so wrong I can't believe that you as developer haven't protested yourself. I would venture to say that probably >80% (pick your own percentage) of the solutions to the questions and problems that customers like me have in this Forum are addressed by coding changes.
I don't hesitate to agree with @brasesco's praise of your product. What sets my hair on fire are statements from your management (and some of your "Pros," but that's another issue) that fundamentally misrepresent the product's capabilities and create misleading customer expectations; i.e., "I can get exactly what I want without coding changes." Because that's what Kyle led me to believe ... without coding!.
But back to your iBlogPro 5 theme ... I just think you as a company are doing yourselves a disservice and working at cross-purposes to, on the one hand, create this great Framework for building and customizing (with coding) websites, but then on the other hand, sell themes (especially one that just repackages an existing Pagelines standalone product) that reflect the "WE know best" design philosophy that's expressed in Andrew's response above.
Again, you as a theme developer and designer are free to make whatever design and programming considerations and tradeoffs you want. I don't have any problem with that. I have a problem with Andrew's defense/explanation.
Posted 27 January 2014 - 02:04 AM
Just edit functions.php in iBlogPro 5 around line 17 from: