Anders Norén has released his minimalist Davis theme. It is now in the WordPress repository and I am now using it on this web site.

Anders had a mock-up of the theme on his site as far back as June of this year and I have been back to his site once or twice to see whether he had finally released it, and now he has.

No widget area and not much of anything other than a place to write text. As far as I can see it does not display italics. I found that out when I italicised Davis. Italics didn’t show up so I changed to bold text. And that works, as you can see.

If italics worked then then the rest of this sentence should appear in italics.

I just checked again in Safari and Firefox and it doesn’t appear as italics in either.

Let’s see how quotes are handled:

Now is the time for all good men to seek a readjustment of the market.

Also, I have deleted Postmatic, so no more comment notifications by email. I had better figure out an alternative.

4 thoughts on “The Davis Theme

  1. I really took a liking to previous theme, Primer. I’ve installed that on a [not yet started] blog … a domain name I bought on a whim, recently; 🙂

    1. Cute name 🙂

      1. We’ve often referred to McDuff as His Nibs, and now with the fountain pens and all that … I got the idea to try the .com 🙂

  2. I mentioned about the italics to Anders Norén, saying:

    I see that bold text works, but I am wondering what your thinking was in building the theme so that it does not render italics (except in blockquotes) ?

    and he replied

    Well, that was a pretty silly oversight – it must have slipped my mind that browsers don’t render em tags as italic as default. I’ve submitted an update that fixes it. Should be live soon.

    And as you can see – it is now fixed in the text.

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