News & Notes

Friday December 31, 2010

by Patrick Malley

Superfresh Now Available for Moodle 2.0

Before the holiday, we finished upgrading one of our most popular themes - Superfresh - for Moodle 2.0. After spending some much needed time with family and friends, I’m just uploading it now.

It’s a great theme with the same look and feel as Superfresh for 1.9, but includes a lot of great new features:

  • The theme includes ten custom admin settings that allow you to add a logo, tagline, and footer message, and change several colors using a simple integrated color picker.
  • The theme uses the new Custom Menu admin interface for quickly adding and editing your Moodle dropdown menu.
  • The theme makes use of Moodle 2.0’s new dock.

Buying the new 2.0 theme is quite simple. Just head on over to our themes page and add the theme pack to your cart. The download now contains both themes for Moodle 1.9 and Moodle 2.0.

Want to see the demo? Here it is.

And, as always, if you have any questions, let us know.

Monday December 27, 2010

by Patrick Malley

We’re Hiring: Moodle Theme Support

Over the past year, we’ve experienced significant growth in our custom theme business. As a result, we need to grow our team to continue providing the high level of support our clients have come to expect.

We’re looking to hire a theme designer/coder to work in a support role.

This individual will be responsible for the following:

  • First line support for all our premium and custom theme customers.
  • Solving issues and adding features to themes in the Moodle 2.0 core.
  • Managing users and files in our Member’s area.
  • Committing fixes to bugs in premium and core themes that are revealed while providing support.
  • Assignment of all Basic Package theme customizations.
  • Keeping Moodle demo installations up-to-date.
  • Theme browser testing and quality assurance.
  • Updating the company’s social sites and blog on a regular basis.

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, a proficient coder of CSS & HTML, and an existing member of the Moodle community.

This is a part-time position (10 hours per week). We have no office and no set hours. Therefore, you can work these ten hours when and where you want as long as the work gets done. Pay will be competitive and commensurate with skill and experience.

Interested candidates should send their resume and examples of their work (preferably a Moodle theme) to patrick [at] newschoollearning.com.

Friday December 03, 2010

by Patrick Malley

Accentuate Now Available for Moodle 2.0

I’m happy to announce the release of our first Premium Theme to be upgraded for Moodle 2.0 - Accentuate.

As you may or may not know, our focus for the past few months has been working on a new set of attractive themes to go into the Moodle 2.0 core. Well, we didn’t do too bad.

Now that Moodle 2.0 has officially been released, we’re turning our attention to upgrading our Premium Themes. Please be patient. Moodle 2.0 requires that all themes be completely recoded from scratch. While the look and feel will generally stay the same, everything under the hood is different.

So, what’s new?

The upgraded Accentuate theme supports Custom Menus, the new Moodle dock, and a full settings page that allows you to change the theme colors, add a logo, or a tagline.

Buying the Accentuate theme is easy. Just visit our theme page and click the “Add to cart” link underneath the screenshot. The packaged files you’ll get after checkout include both the 1.9 and the 2.0 version of the theme.

Of course, if you have any questions, please let us know.