New Theme: Part 3; Building the Framework.

My first step is to remove the style.css content leaving the theme registration.

Theme Name: mrtwebdesign
Theme URI:
Author: Matthew Taylor
Author URI:
Description: My own theme.. for me.
Version: 1.0
License: GNU General Public License
License URI: license.txt

This theme, like WordPress, is licensed under the GPL.
Use it to make something cool, have fun, and share what you've learned with others.

 mrtwebdesign is based on Underscores, (C) 2012-2013 Automattic, Inc.

Not very exciting. But I’ll be using this file for CSS overrides if needed. I’ll generally just try to customize the Foundation files in place.

MTV.. Why are you arguing with me? – UX fail!

I see some link in the news.. and interesting article on and I click on it. Now I have to get past a splash screen that want to take me to the US website. That’s fine. Ok.. but, wait. It doesn’t take me to the article I wanted to read. It’s on the UK site. So.. again., splash screen. Continue to UK site and I get a┬áconsistent┬ábar across the top.

“The best experience for US users can always be had at the US website (

Not a friendly reminder that there is a US version of the website. It’s.. “Go back, you don’t belong here”. I never got redirected to a closer server with the same content. They are just making me feel unwelcome.