Blog Design

Petition site I Will Not Convict launched

I will not convict CIA interrogators

John Schroeder and Lowell Brown of have put up a petition at “I Will Not Convict” where you can vow not to support the Obama administration’s ill-timed, mean-spirited, totally stupid and just flat out dangerous legal attacks on the CIA and former Bush administration members that were involved in interrogation of al Qaeda terrorists or in the preparation of the legal arguments for those interrogations.

Your obedient Okie had the honor to throw this up for them in less than 24 hours — I’ll tell ya, some of this one really stretched my php skills, which are few. 😉 Fun, though — and I got to be the first to sign.

True North News & Commentary launched

True North News & Commentary

True North News & Commentary is an online news resource for those seeking an alternative to the left-leaning bias of the MSM (main stream media). A collaborative effort of Sonja & Lowell Brown, this site uses WordPress as a CMS to deliver a constantly updated stream of video, images, headline news and erudite commentary. Check it out, bookmark it and return often to stay informed of news that really matters to all of us not totally infatuated with the Liberal slant on things.

Cheat-Seeking Missiles Relaunched

Cheat-Seeking Missiles

Laer Pearce’s Blogger blog was relaunched today, 6/26/2008, at its own hosted URL, Your obedient Okie on the Lam got the honor of doing the design work and the WP installation. Like with A6B detailed below, we used a multiple placement of the WordPress loop in his template design to allow a newsletter type of placement of posts in a special area of his main page dependent upon which category that post is assigned to. We also implemented all the latest/greatest WP Ajax-powered plugins for the blog presentation and for the admin side. WP 2.5x is quite amazing — here at Okie Manor we are very much jealous of Laer and all his new toys. Now to find the time to upgrade OotL!

Congratulations Laer — Happy blogging!

Article VI Blog Relaunched

Article 6 Blog was relaunched today, 11-21-2007, in a brand new format that uses the WordPress engine as a content management system as well as functioning as a traditional blog. Full audio and video podcasting is being implemented as the site will feature timely interviews with the movers and shakers in both the religious and political theaters.

Your obedient ‘Okie’ was the point guy on both the design and the extensive coding modifications of an available WordPress template. Definitely not just a style sheet overhaul, the main theme php files were severely worked over, with the famous WordPress loop redefined to allow multiple loops on a single page, each showing information from specific categories in different manners. Much appreciation goes out to the author at Perishable Press and his definitive tutorials on how to make multiple loops play nice inside WordPress.

Congrats to the bloggers, John Schroeder and Lowell Brown over at A6B for creating such an exciting blog premise, and thanks for trusting in this ol’ Okie to rework your blog.

‘Okie’ provides aesthetic and WordPress template design for hire. You can contact him by email at okieboy_1 ‘@’ okieonthelam (dot) com.

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