Dec 20 2008

Themes

Category: SiteRobert McGovern @ 4:55 pm

The one downside of trying to setup a new blog is dealing with the minutea (update — hmm one dictionary has it as minutea, another lists it as minutiae). I don’t mind fiddling, its just a slow process but they can at least be done over time. Its the little things like Categories, Tags, format details.

The thing that bothers me the most though is trying to find a theme that suits me. I’ve spent this afternoon resting and searching the WordPress themes archive trying to find something I like.

Unfortunately none of them are quite to my taste, either having the central text area to small so that 640×480 images are scrunched or I don’t like how they done columns, or the layout or …

So far themes I’ve tried are:

  • fluid-blogging
  • rusty-grunge
  • fog
  • VeryEnglish
  • blocks
  • blocks2
  • carrington-blog
  • classic
  • default
  • default-enhanced
  • fluid-blue
  • inanis-glass
  • inove
  • sepia
  • simplex
  • tarski

I’m not a web guy, I don’t do web development and have no skills what so ever at creating art so building my own theme is out of the question. I can tweak existing HTML/CSS a little (I do want to learn more about using CSS but like anything its finding the time 🙁 ) but hacking around with fix width themes is not my cup of tea.

For the moment I am floating between tarski, inove, default-enhanced & a couple of others but I think I need to keep looking.

One Response to “Themes”

  1. Will says:

    Themes are a bit of a weak point of wordpress at the moment. There was a bit of a scare a few months back about malware infected themes, and a lot of theme repositories (including the official one) went offline. The number available is improving again every month now, so it’s just a matter of time til you see one you like. In face, I quite like the one you’re using; it’s simple, elegant and clear. What more could you want? 🙂

    I probably don’t need to say this, but if you do find you need to made modifications, FireBug is without question the most useful piece of software in the world.

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