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Tersus

An achingly simple WordPress theme without all the usual cruft.


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About

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Tersus is an exercise in publishing template minimalism.

Why create yet another theme? As clean and stripped down as
some themes are, we wanted to prune things a bit further.

Tersus was originally called Simplicity, a name that was
suggested prior to the discovery of a WordPress theme
already using that name. After a brief discussion, several
latin terms were bandied about as replacements. Tersus
(which means ‘clean, neat, or cleansed’) seemed to fit the
bill rather nicely ... and here we are.

A version of Tersus is also being developed for Tumblr.

http://github.com/splorp/tersus-tumblr/

Keep track of Tersus development on Twitter.

http://twitter.com/tersustheme


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Features

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+ HTML5 structure and compliance
+ CSS that has been reset and built from the ground up 
+ Non-semantic, presentational markup has been dispatched
+ A selection of style “flavours” and theme options
+ Clean, valid, and awesome


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Credits

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Tersus is brought to you by the following folks.

Chris Harrison
Grant Hutchinson
Dan Rubin
Andy van der Raadt

Lovely chaps, all of them.

The groundwork for Tersus was based on the Starkers theme
created by the affable Elliot Jay Stocks.

http://starkerstheme.com/


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Licensing

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The Tersus theme is absolutely free and conveniently
licensed under GPL. You may use it for personal or commercial
projects, as you see fit. Please refer to the license.txt
file included with the source for more information.

Portions of the stylesheets are based on the YUI CSS Reset
and YUI CSS Base tools provided as part of the Yahoo! User
Interface Library.

Copyright © 2010, Yahoo! Inc.
All rights reserved.

All of the YUI Library components are provided free of
charge under a liberal BSD license.

http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/license.html


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Version History

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0.1.4 - The “Wrap It!” Release

+ Updated markup to use HTML5 section and article elements
+ Added new theme options for a site-wide ‘announcement’ banner
+ Advanced layout styles are now more responsive
+ Advanced layout typography and colours have been adjusted
+ Form elements now have some consistent stylee
+ Tags lists now only appear if there are tags present
+ All ‘rel’ attributes now validate
+ Added current theme style to footer
+ Removed a schwack of empty CSS selectors
+ Tweaked text and nomenclature for consistency
+ Standardized stylesheet naming conventions


0.1.3 - The “About Time This Thing Was Updated Again” Release

+ Added theme options for switching between stylesheets
+ Added ‘Advanced’ and ‘Super Ginormous’ alternate stylesheets
+ Added support for post formats
+ Added missing get_sidebar() function to applicable templates
+ Added fallback for the_title for untitled pages and posts
+ Changed base font stack to sans serif
+ Updated simple_post_class to support a format-type classname, if applicable
+ Replaced static class declarations with post_class function
+ Standardized ‘not found’ messaging
+ Standardized and simplified header text and formatting
+ Simplified ‘older’ and ‘newer’ link text
+ Fixed invalid textarea attributes
+ Removed non-valid, IE-specific CSS selectors
+ Removed get_search_form() function from everywhere except the sidebar
+ Continued HTML5 conversion 


0.1.2 — The “Dustbunnies” Release

+ Added theme information constants
+ Added contextual delimiters to next and previous links
+ Updated sidebar formatting and default ‘meta’ links
+ Tags and categories are now formatted as unordered lists
+ Paging links are now consistent top and bottom of pages
+ Edit links are now consistent
+ Removed superfluous list formatting around search text
+ Removed duplicate search form from 404 page
+ Removed crufty classes from comment lists


0.1.1 — The “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Stylesheet” Release

+ Fixed the ‘headers already sent’ error
+ Reset and base stylesheets are now based on YUI 2.8.2
+ Added artwork for the screenshot and favicon files
+ Updated screenshot.png
+ Updated favicon.ico


0.1.0 — The “Getting Our Feet Wet” Release

+ Initial tinkering
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