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toronto / ottawa web design // iblastoff! media: symphony admin theme ported to textpattern

Hello my name is Steve Lam and this is my portfolio. I’m a freelance web designer based in Toronto, ON Canada. I love cats, playing music, valid css/xhtml and generally all things music and design related. My aim is to work with indie artists, musicians and small businesses in achieving frenetic designs while adhering to today’s web standards.

For those who are curious, as an open-source advocate my favourite content management system (cms) is Textpattern!

That’s it. Feel free to contact me for a quote, creative brief, whatever.



symphony admin theme ported to textpattern

9 June 2009

Lots of changes coming! I fully realize that mangy portfolio to the right hasn’t been updated in ages nor has this site in general. Expect a complete rehaul soon enough. Amongst finding a new permanent residence to live in September and sorting out postgrad applications I’ll get around to this place somehow.

Anyway I ported the symphony admin backend theme to textpattern as seen here (lightbox image):

symphony port

I’ll probably alter those side buttons as well but for now I’m happy with it. It’s a flexible, swish theme that should display nicely on everything from netbooks and laptops to PCs and o2 mobile phones. I look forward to any feedback you have to give!

Download here

Instructions: back up textpattern.css in your /textpattern directory, place this one in there. Upload the accompanied images from txp_img into /texpattern/txp_img and you should be good to go.

Let me know of any wonkiness!

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Good work, Steve. I love the Symphony design style, and their clean uncluttered admin.

I also love the way you can adapt the admin UI to the needs of each project, and have often wished something like that was possible for TXP. But hey, TXP has enough good things going for it, so I won’t complain.


Jordi // Jun 10, 06:52 AM · #

Steve, it’s cool… Can’t wait to download…

Viking KARWUR // Jun 12, 05:13 AM · #

Lovely, can’t wait to try it! Though, those side tabs have always bothered me ;)

kemie // Jun 12, 09:13 AM · #

What version(s) does this work for? I am using 4.0.4…

Rosastef // Nov 9, 01:22 PM · #

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