Virtually famous in Langshott

Whilst fixing some css bugs for the next revision of the rdc* theme I had an interesting thought regarding it’s code name - does it rank higher in Google than the village it’s named after?


Two months ago, Jon asked me if I would like to join him on a little project he had started, designing a theme for WordPress. The answer was yes, and my design can be seen in it’s current release.

Before launch I was asked if I would like to give the design a code name. Being a man fond of his code names (at work we already have OVAL and PIP thanks to me), I jumped at the chance! Wanting something personal to me, but also a little different, and seeing as locations are often inspiration for code names, I decided upon ‘Langshott’ - the small little village in Horley where I grew up.

The Answer

With a number of users having installed the theme, and linking to the theme site, the theme is ranked 2nd in Google under the search term ‘Langshott’, and my name appears in third place! It’s like being virtually famous!

As to the theme, me and Jon have quite a few ideas as to where we want to take it before we give it it’s final 1.0 release, so keep an eye on that theme site! I have also been thinking about converting this current LloydyWeb design into a theme - I’m guessing I should call that one ‘Horley’!


2 responses so far. Go on, add yours!

 Gravatar#1 On August 22, 2005 11:03 AM, Jon Roobottom said...

yeah dude, we virtually rock.

 Gravatar#2 On October 17, 2005 5:08 PM, K. said...

I absolutely love Langshot, and would love to use it in conjunction with my site. Is there any way I could twist your arm into doing some minor custom work on it for me?

Nothing major, just some color adjustments, and a couple of tweaks (I'm not handy with code issues, but I don't think it would take longer than 30minutes for you).

I'm happy to pay for the work, or make a donation to your fundraiser. I'll also, of course, leave a credit link in the blog (my sites get a LOT of traffic, so maybe this will move 'langshott' into #1 on Google! ;)

Thank you for considering.

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