Black-Letterhead 1.7

After a year and a half hiatus, I’m releasing a new version of the Black-Letterhead theme. As some of you already know, the Black-Letterhead is a WordPress theme that I released under the GPL license several years ago. The latest version is now available for download to anyone for free. So, what are the new features?

View Demo | Download Black-Letterhead 1.7

New Features

  • Compatible with the latest WordPress 3.2.1
  • Automatic Feed Links
  • Post Thumbnal support
  • Custom Menus support
  • Custom Headers
  • Rotating Header Images
  • Custom Backgrounds
  • Theme Toolkit
  • Choose right or left sidebar
  • Two widths: 760px or 960px
  • Ability to remove Title or Tagline
  • Turn on/off Single Pages with Sidebar
  • Display Page border/No border
  • Ability to Customize Fonts
  • Ability to change Text Colors

View Demo | Download Black-Letterhead 1.7

Gimp 2.7.0

For those of us who are Gimp fans, the latest version 2.7.0 contains features essential for photographers. The latest Gimp release contains a feature to correct barrel distortion, a feature called “perspective transform, sample colorize” to make your black and white photos stand out, and a few cloning tools for digital retouching.

List of Features:

  • Change the Text Tool to perform text editing on-canvas (GSoC 2008)
  • Add support for tagging GIMP resources such as brushes and allow filtering based on these tags (GSoC 2008)
  • Separate the activies of saving an image and exporting it, there is now an ‘File->Export…’ for example
  • Port file plug-ins to new export API which gets rid of many annoying export dialogs
  • Add a simple parser to size entry widgets, images can be scaled to e.g. “50%” or “2 * 37px + 10in”
  • Arrange layer modes into more logical and useful groups
  • Added support for rotation of brushes
  • Make the Pointer dockable show information about selection position and size
  • Get rid of the Tools dockable and move toolbox configuration to

Preferences:

  • Add status bar feedback for keyboard changes to brush paramaters
  • Add diagonal guides to the Crop Tool
  • New docks are created at the pointer position
  • Add support for printing crop marks for images
  • Move ‘Text along path’ from tool options to text context menu
  • Change default shortcuts for “Shrink Wrap” and “Fit in Window” to Ctrl+R and Ctrl+Shift+R respectively since the previous shortcuts are now used for the save+export feature
  • Make Alt+Click on layers in Layers dockable create a selection from the layer
  • Allow to specify written language in the Text Tool

gTwitter

gTwitter is a simple GTK+ based application for Linux, designed to interact with the Twitter web service. It’s under the GNU General Public License v2 and can be downloaded at Google Code.

To install gTwitter in Ubuntu 8.10 Hardy Heron or any previous Ubuntu versions for that matter, just go to the Linux Terminal and type in the following:

# sudo apt-get install gtwitter

You can also use the Synaptic Package Manager if prefer to work with a GUI. Open the Synaptic Package Manager from the main menu: Systems – Administration – Synaptic Package Manager. Perform a search for ‘gTwitter.’ Once found, right click and select ‘Mark for Installation’ and click Apply.

After the installation is completed, you can now access the gTwitter application from the main menu: Applications – Internet – gTwitter.

Just enter your username and password if you already have an account with Twitter. If not, you can sign up for free. You may have to refresh the application every now and then to see the latest tweets. Look for the gTwitter icon from the top panel. Right click on the icon and choose Refresh.

That’s it. Enjoy gTwitter.