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Jeff Starr
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Headline Theme

Headline 2.0 released! — Like the Apathy Theme, Monzilla’s new Headline theme for WordPress is bandwidth friendly, XHTML strict, and employs universal fonts & colors. Also like the Apathy theme, Headline presents as a digital version of the classic printed newspaper. Indeed, whereas Apathy is a full-screen, fluid three-column layout, Headline is a condensed, fixed-width three-column layout that looks great even at 800×600 resolution. The latest version, Headline 2.0, also features additional graphical embellishments, enhanced list action, sharper layout, cleaner code, and improved functionality. Read more »

Apathy Theme

The Apathy theme is a crisp, universal three-column dynamic layout that is extremely lightweight and casual. The theme emulates a digital version of the traditional newsprint format, and validates as XHTML strict. Although the CSS only approaches valid, Apathy appears virtually identical on all modern browsers. If you are focusing on text-based content and strive toward coherent, concise presentation, the Apathy theme will serve you well.. Read more »

WordPress Themes

Free WordPress themes! For a complete list of themes designed for Perishable Press, check out the theme-switch library, or enjoy the growing set of themes provided below. Read more »

Website Notes

This website is the product of over three months of code, design, redesign, and eyedrops. It takes advantage of WordPress 2.0, which has been functioning flawlessly. The Monzilla website (and all subsequent sites) will also employ WP 2.0, or whichever version is the most current at the time of design. Read more »

More Website Notes

At last we are witnessing the completion of a WordPress theme that should endure at least the next year. If I find myself redesigning the Perishable Press website yet again sometime during 2006, then I should just walk away from it all. The Information skin has plenty of features to keep me busy and lots of nooks and crannies for some serious chillz. Read more »

Electric Sheep and the ASCII Matrix

Paying homage to Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, via collective screensaver morphology over at electricsheep.org. A virtual gallery of visually inspiring graphics generated via system of networked computers. Update: apparently the electricsheep.org site went down and then was sold to some other company, so link removed. ASCII Matrix Also check out this sweet ASCII rendition of the “bullet-dodging” scene from The Matrix. Old-school effects in the house :) Read more »

Getting into It

Several months since it began, the Perishable Press is finally being fleshed out with posts, feeds, and images. Now that the site is (95%) built, we are experiencing the joys of blogging, tweaking, and fine-tuning details. So if the site looks good but seems a little short on content, just give us time — there is much planned for the future. I am grateful for this website, and look forward to using it to its fullest potential. Read more »

Garbage Theme

This theme is actually a conglomeration of several thematic elements from my first few stabs at skinning an old b2evolution blog. As with the recently released Finished theme, the XHTML markup and corresponding CSS for this skin were downright scary. That may have been because of all the drugs I was taking at the time. But writing the garbage theme was so much fun, I just had to revisit it after sobering up a little. What I found was some real garbage, so I did the time and totally tied it off proper. Before the redesign, it was awful code […] Read more »

Finished Theme

The “Finished” skin is actually an old b2evolution blog skin that I really enjoyed creating. The original markup was hideous, and the CSS was just a mess. But that was then and this is now. Completely rewritten with structural markup and presentational CSS, “Finished” won’t feel so abandoned and alone anymore. Read more »

Entropy Theme

Entropic Delightz! — The disproportionate inverse of Monzilla’s recently released DOS_FX theme. As with the DOS_FX theme, Entropy is bandwidth-friendly, color-safe, structurally sound, and XHTML strict. Very minimalistic and casual… Read more »

DOS_FX Theme

It’s pure DOS, Baby! — Behold, locked in a laboratory clean-room for hours with only archaic operating systems at hand, I found myself amazed by the uncompromising utility of a Windows DOS console. After a few traceroutes I found myself barfing up the illest CSS on the earth — moments later, DOS_FX was born… Read more »

Bananaz Theme

Perishable Press serves ‘em Bananaz with this release of the Bananaz theme for WordPress. Highly customizable, this unique two-column hybrid design merges fixed-width content with a liquid header and footer. Also, the Bananaz theme employs structural HTML markup and the miracle of CSS to function consistently across browsers while validating as XHTML strict. Plus, Bananaz is configured to support several popular WordPress functions and plugins (see install notes for complete details). Read more »

Open Casket

Get your own Casket!! — Presenting the ghastly new WordPress skin fresh from the tomb. Perishable Press officially opens the Casket with Version 1.0… Read more »

Dead Letter Art

Dead Letter Art represents the creative exploits of several Northwest chillers. Their collective history is rich and reaches back almost two decades. For several years during the turn of the millennium, the DLa artists collaborated and published over twenty issues of their infamous zine, Dead Letter Art. Somehow, time has once again brought great distance between the members of DLa, and only time will tell if Dead Letter Art will truly rest in peace. Read more »

Perishable Domains 2005

Here is a quick summary of my domain collection as of November 2005. All sites hosted, developed, and maintained by Jeff Starr aka Perishable @ Monzilla Media. Update: This was posted a long time ago. Most of these sites now are offline. To see a more updated portfolio, check out my business site, Monzilla Media. Read more »

Online Color Resources

Color References Colour Lovers Wikipedia Hex & RGB Color Names Wikipedia Color List Massive Color Links and Resources Color Reference Link List Color Schemes Color Match Color Scheme Generator Color Combinations Color Combination Schemes Color Charts Color Charts by HTML Color Codes Visibone Color Charts December Color Shades December Color Shades and Codes Somacon – CSS Color Chart Jessey – CSS colors Color Codes Matching Chart HTML Color Pickers Dynamic Color Picker Firefox Extensions – Colorzilla Color Tools Meyer’s Color Blender Layout Color Changer Color Palette from Images Meyer Web – Color Blend Color Match Easy RGB Colors on the […] Read more »

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