I have prepared a demo of the new Twenty Sided site theme I’ve been talking about for so long. click here to see it in action.
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60 thoughts on “New Site Theme”
Ahhh April fool’s day. Nice.
Perhaps “April Kitten’s Day” will become the new trend…
Yay! Sparkly kittens! I can’t wait for this redesign! They’re so cute and shiny! :D
Aargh! It burns my eyes!
Took me exactly 3 clicks to realize what day it is.
But just in case you ever considered it a real option for a theme: don’t!
The more I click, the better it gets!
Alas, stuck connecting via proxy at work and cannot see the sparkliness
Please add this to the official list of themes so it will retain it when I reload the page.
Awesome! Thanks for reminding me of what day it is. Now I can be on the lookout.
Pink and fairies and kittehs! Hooray! It’s just what I always wanted!
What, not a rickroll?
yikes! the Aristocats! in glittering pink!
Just what i never wanted….
Shamus, you horrid beast…
Just the other day I was saying to myself: “you know what Shamus’ site needs? Kittens. Cute, cuddly, sparkly, kittens.” My wildest dreams have come true!
Saved by no-script again!
The more the merrier !
Right… let’s see, which domain do I have to temporarily whitelist in NoScript to see this?
Edit: aha. cornify.com.
Dear god, its like a mouse click mine field!
Damn, I thought I’d be the first to mention NoScript. I mean, really, Cornify.com.
Thank you Shamus! So few people seem to be on the Fools Day bandwagon this year.
Twenty Sided can haz cheeseburger?
So shiny and, dare I say it, feminine.
Needed more sparkles.
I’m trying to remember what you did for fools day last year.
@Spider Dave: My blog’s gotcha covered there.
OH GOD EVERYTIME I CLICK IT GETS WORSE CAN’T SEE WHAT I’M TYPING SEND HELP PLS
Needs more kittens.
Ahh, April Fool’s Day was never this good before the Internet.
Got owned by sparkling women and nude kittens…. errr, I mean the opposite.
I keep clicking, but Tinkerbell’s clothes never come off. Must be a bug.
Ah. This would be that “humor” I’ve heard about for a day celebrating fools.
So, a test run of the new Neutral Evil format huh?
Wheeee, sparkly goodness.:D
Thanks for the laugh Shamus. :D
Yeah Sparkly Aristocats!!!
It’s unfortunate that you chose April 1st to roll out what has to be the pinnacle of all website themes. So many people, so fast to say “April Fool’s Joke!!!”. What will they say tomorrow, when the kittens take over for good?
Hey, it got even better! I didn’t get kittens and faeries the first time, just rainbows and unicorns. Keep up the improvements!
Aw man the new site layout makes me hungry. :(
Funny, I right-clicked on the “click here” link and did an “open in new tab” (which is what I always do when I follow links) and the “new site theme” looked just like the old site theme. “Hmm. Strange, let me try again. Nope, no difference.”
It was only after I read the comments did I figure out you actually had to left-click on the link to see anything. Doh!
Needs some bunnies
I knew it was a Fools Day joke and I still clicked on it. I’m glad I was rewarded. And does it make me a bad person to realize that Tinkerbell is hawt? ;)
Al Shiney: Tinkerbell? She’s alright. She’s no Betty Rubble, but she’s not without her charms.
Al Shiney: If you think Tinkerbell is hawt, and if you like Felecia Day from Dr. Horrible, you should definitely check out The Legend of Neil. It will give you some very bad ideas…
MY SCREEN! It is filled with the pink text and the fairy cats!
This should be your new chaotic evil theme.
Rickrolls are totally mainstream now and therefore LAME :P
Agreeing on the chaotic evil theme. Might be a good way to get that 4% of evil folks over to the good side, showing them kittens and such. Who doesn’t love kittens?
As long as they’re not those kitten-killing evil. They shouldn’t be allowed on the internets.
I hate you :P
No, please, do add a theme such as that. It can be Chaotic. :)
I like it. How do I set it as the default?
And what’s this about April fool’s? It’s the 2nd of April (at least in my timezone).
I’m sad. All I can get are unicorns. I’ve refreshed, tried from Home page (summary) and this post page, but all I get are unicorns.
How do I get the kitties?!
I love how if one clicks enough, it becomes a pink-comic-sans empire of sparkles and rainbows. CLICKCLICKCLICK… oooh. pwetty.
But now I can’t see the comment box, so you’ll have to forgive me if there’s typos in here.
What I want to know is why we’re stuck with these boring drab black/white/grey themes when we could have had this all along! Fantastic work, Shamus, I see Gimp and Inkscape are doing you proud. It’s nice to see such creativity and splendor on a blog. Is it possible to use that link to skin other websites in a similar manner? News websites are pretty tame design wise so this should spice up the BBC site and others.
Funny – even on April 2nd :-)! Love it!
Would have enjoyed it more, though, if I hadn’t just completed a 4,5 hour playtest of an *actual* website that *actually* looks like this (well, more professional, but nonetheless). At first I thought I was hallucinating yet more ponies and unicorns. Oh well, at least I got paid for that.
OMG MY EYES!! SOMEONE HELP PLZ!!
lol, nice fool’s joke Shamus… it actually took me a couple of clicks. :)
God damn, i was not expecting that, i kept clicking it and saying “no!no!no!” and laughed my ass off the whole time.
Awesome, it kinda has a MySpace look and feel now <3.
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