Local by Flywheel Upgrade Filesize = Wow!

A while back I came across a post about using Local by Flywheel for local WordPress development, so I decided to try it out.

That was a while ago and I didn’t have the time to fully check it out. So today I decided to go back to it to see if it was any good.

Upon launching the app I was greeted with a window saying an upgrade was available. To my amazement it was 639 MB in size!

Local by Flywheel

I can’t remember the last time an app was even close to that file size. I think it’s been a few years!

P.S. I case you’re wondering if I kept using it or liked it, the answer is no.

Moved Host & Temp Theme

Wiredvision.com has moved to a new host. While I work out all the (hopefully small) issues with the move I have decided to use a temporary theme.

As you can see there are some areas that don’t work correctly. I will get to those as soon as possible.

Drop 800×600?

7% of my visitors use a screen resolution of 800×600 or below. My question to you is… should I drop that resolution from my next wordpress theme (which I’m about to start working on)?

I’m not sure myself. If it was less than 5% I would have for sure. But 7%?

Free WordPress Theme

For all the WordPress users out there, I’ve created a new theme that’s available for download here.

I decided to call it Lonely Road based on the image in the header. I’m sure a more appropriate named could have been chosen, but hey.

To use it on your site, download the zip file, unzip it and upload the lonelyroad folder to the wp-content/themes/ folder. Then go to your admin control panel > presentation > and click the ‘activate theme’ button for the theme.

It has been tested on IE 6, FF 1.0.7, Opera 8 and NS 8, but not Safari as I don’t have a Mac.

Although the theme is free, I do ask that you keep the link to this site in the footer.