January 11th, 2007
Like many others, I migrated my old Typo blog to Mephisto. I grabbed a new domain name, inspired by the photograph my fiancée took outside our house one January morning while I was getting ready for work. I’m pretty familiar with CSS, but I’m not a great designer. Fortunately, there are a lot of great design sites out there that have open source site templates. I went with a template called “Stepping Stone”, by Six Shooter Media. I liked this template because it’s very clean and uncluttered, and it’s pretty tame in terms of colors. I also was looking for something I could easily change and add the morning-birds photo to.
I’ve ported the Stepping Stone theme to Mephisto. I’ve made a few changes to the original design. The text was a little to light to be readable on the white background, and I wanted to make the content area wider. I also added the CodeRay CSS stuff so that you can use the CodeRay macros and get syntax highlighting (for the things CodeRay supports now – good stuff like ruby, html, rhtml, etc).
The Stepping Stone theme for Mephisto is available for download.