I’ve been musing about the possibilities of updating Troppo’s “look and feel” (although I haven’t yet caucused with Nicholas and Don about it). What I have in mind is a more “newspaper-ish” arrangement, probably a bit like Larvatus Prodeo with the front page displaying a feature slider, excerpts from the 8-10 most recent posts and displays of recent post headlines in selected popular categories. I would also like to add some aggregated RSS feed headlines from other blogs. I even like the theme LP uses (although without the ghastly purplish-pinkish hue).
I’m sure it can all be done, it’s just I have no idea how and no time to acquire the expertise. Moreover Ozblogistan Fuehrer Jacques Chester is busy finishing his Honours thesis and won’t be able to help either. What we need is someone with expertise in the WordPress backend including some web design capability at least sufficient to “tweak” existing WordPress themes. If you fit the bill and are interested in helping, please contact me at ken dot parish at cdu dot edu dot au. I’m not sure whether the meagre Troppo bank account (from the days when we hosted advertising via OLO) could run to much in the way of payment, but we can certainly feature your name and credentials in lights on the front page.