Constraints impose discipline, otherwise creative output is inconsistent or nonexistent. Countless have dripped paint onto canvas, or action painted, but Jackson Pollock did so with such completeness and methodological conformity that his use of strict constraints is obvious. He used only certain colors, for example, of only specific liquid paints. Treating a piece uniformly, intentionally foregoing a focal point, is not easy. However, maybe that’s the idea. It is easy to think that such work is just a random mess. Cy Twombly also did great all-over paintings.
Highly creative people may easily overwhelm themselves with an incredible number of exciting new ideas, which can make it very difficult to actually execute on anything (I don’t have personal experience with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, but I imagine there’s a reasonably strong analogy to be made here). Generating creative output (not just a deluge of ideas) requires finding a way to artificially suppress the firehose of competing new concepts, thereby enabling a more intense focus.
The focus here is on the content: "\21E0"; stuff. Replace those alphanumerical codes with the special characters you like. This also increases the font-size of the links to make the special characters more obvious. The info links look like this by default (with the Show lines, Show notes, and Show Reblog link options checked):
They look like this after using the CSS above:
You can figure out how to do this with almost any theme, not just the best one.
In a June 2011 interview, Santorum said, “There are foul people out there who do horrible things. It’s unfortunate some people thought it would be a big joke to make fun of my name. That comes with the territory.”
The side menu can there be new options to have that on the left or on the top of the layout? Also can there be an option to center the layout? since everything is to the left. And I guess an option to make text in different size would be nice too. Oh and a banner option? Sorry if this is asking for a lot. Love the theme though. Simple and with tons of options to choose from always wins me over.
I am glad you like the theme. I appreciate your suggestions. However, we can already do these things via CSS. Some of the Appearance options are indeed basic style changes, which is convenient, but most affect the actual structure of the layout.
How to put the header, or side menu, on the top of the layout above the content
First, you will probably want to check the Description in footer Appearance option. Then copy and paste this into your custom CSS, under Advanced in the Customize area:
Envelopes can be made interesting. From this section of a handbook for grade school teachers published in 1916 titled Paper and Cardboard Construction, by G. F. Buxton, F. L. Curran:
c. With compass set at 1 1/4” radius describe an arc as shown at A. The center for this arc will be outside the sheet of tag board and any piece of waste paper may be used on which to extend the center line. The location of this center may be determined by the pupil.
d. Cut, fold, and glue in same manner as in number 341.
I’ll let that whet your appetite. It may be prudent to take note of this valuable resource, just in case you want to make envelopes sometime. Also, please take notice of how much casual respect is shown to the students. For example, in the Introduction:
Unusual shapes, saw toothed edges, highly colored floral decorations, inappropriate types of construction, over-complex forms and other eccentricities should be avoided everywhere, but especially with young children. These have been carefully excluded from this outline.
A century later, such frivolous distractions, bread and circuses, are pushed by the state with total abandon lest students and workers come to terms with their alienation.