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Time to introduce Kiwi

Well, its been a few weeks since I brought this blog online.  I’ve been trying to get something going for months now, but I had two outstanding issues that didn’t seem to have a clear solution.  The first was constructing an adequate disclaimer, even though I did not have any plans to discuss detailed issues from previous clients or prospects on this blog.  The second was finding a WordPress template that was unique in its approach to presentation and format, while still maintaining all the powerful features of WordPress on the back-end.

I finally resolved the first issue after months, and as luck would have it, I found the perfect resolution for the second issue with Kiwi, the WordPress template that I am using now, a few days after.

I’ve always been a fan of open source software, particularly scripts developed for php.  I’m not really a programmer, but I’ve muddled through some customizations with php in the past.  Every time I do it, I gain more respect for the people who are out there developing top notch software and then releasing it to the larger community.  Kiwi is one of those contributions that I applaud.  Built as a customization layer over the standard WordPress blogging software (WordPress itself is open source), Kiwi takes a fresh approach to displaying blog posts by allowing certain posts to be marked as features.  Features can have their own graphic, and become part of the rotating features that you see on the top right hand corner of this website.  It’s hard to believe that the developer of Kiwi, Yas, is a medical student by day (and night I suppose), and still manages to develop such wonderful code!

In honor of Kiwi, I’ve made this post a Feature, so design credit can go to the person responsible for making this weblog’s look and feel unique.

One response to “Time to introduce Kiwi”

  1. […] The WordPress upgrade went as advertised.  Pretty seamless.  And while I was at it, I decided to change my theme as well.  Kiwi was nice, but I was finding the overhead of maintaining graphics for features to be a but too much for me.  So, I’ve switched over to Squible, which is more evolved and a bit easier to use. […]


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