Highwind 1.2.2 is here!

1.2.2 is not a major release but it includes a neat little feature that I thought I’d blog about.


Highwind 1.2.2

Since introducing the Content Background Colour option, it bugged me that when the content background was a different colour from the main background, the header and footer still spanned the full width of the browser. It looked wrong.

Setting the content background to a different colour caused the header to 'overflow' that content area.

Setting the content background to a different colour caused the header to ‘overflow’ that content area.

Sitting down and thinking about this I came up with a very simple solution. In Highwind 1.2.2 there’s a query in the body_class filter which compares the background & content background colour settings. If they match the header / footer span full width. If they don’t match, they don’t. Et voila!

Now the header image is cropped appropriately.

Now the header image is cropped appropriately.

There’s a few other tweaks and fixes as well. Read the full changelog here.

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4 thoughts on “Highwind 1.2.2 is here!

  1. It‘s so good. Can i use it on the jekyll?

  2. Hi James,

    A big thank you for this theme, it looks great.

    I’m using it on a website for my girlfriend but i bump into one problem. I know you’ve had many questions regarding the subject, but I still can’t get it to work…

    I have Gravatar (http://en.gravatar.com/marlouleenders) and WordPress (http://marlouleenders) both setup and using the same admin email adres. Still I can’t get the picture to show.

    Hope you can help.

    Tim

  3. Beautiful theme. I came across it at Remi’s site and found it very striking

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