Do not adjust your eyes; it’s just a new theme.

I’ve just gone live with a different WordPress theme. So, if you’re feeling a bit lost, don’t panic. This is a new theme, iTech, which was just released last month. I’ve tailored the CSS, fixed a bug or two in the php, and even managed to add a new customization option. It’s been a good learning experience. Most importantly, I hope you’ll like the new look. Let me know what you think.

New version of SyntaxHighlighter coming

Some folks have asked me offline if I’m going to be merging Alex Gorbatchev’s 2.1.364 version of SyntaxHighlighter with the OOWB fork that I’ve been supporting here. The answer to that is yes; if all goes well, I should be posting it in the next few days. As for creating a public repository, perhaps on bitbucket: Maybe. If you’d like to see this happen, please let me know. Actually, I’d like to hear from anyone who’s rolled out the OOWB fork: What site(s) are you using it on, and how is it working out? Please leave a comment, or send email.

Did I say “fork”? Uh, yeah. While 2.1.364 is solid, it doesn’t cover most of the improvements that I’ve made (check the Download Page to see a summary.) Ultimately, I’d like to see these changes rolled back into Alex’s version, but that doesn’t appear to be happening anytime soon. There could be good reasons for that; certainly my version looks larger, just for starters. (I think that the total footprint may be smaller, but that’s a tough call.) All I can really say is that we’ll see how it goes. I plan to keep making improvements in the software, at least for my own sake; but I regard Alex as the primary author and will continue to do so.


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