This started off as a redesign of Watch Out! News Agency’s blog (WONA is the official news magazine of IIT Roorkee). I had a design in mind for my personal blog which is also based on octopress. So I went ahead and implemented it on WONA’s blog. Everything was fine except that I had customised my blog which meant that it was different from the WONA blog. This wouldn’t have been a problem if I had followed octopress’ guidelines on creating themes. Ah well. So I sat down one fine morning and converted the custom css/html to a theme.
I used the theme Slash as my starting point. It already had fancybox integration and one column layout. The product is Greyshade. It’s a responsive theme. I have open sourced it and it is available on github.
This blog has the latest version of the theme. So you can check it out right here.