I can feel you rolling your eyes already. I know, I know…yet another theme change. Well, the last big idea didn’t go so well. I think the “full page” theme was a good idea in concept but it took more effort than I anticipated to get a full page designed. The writing was easy. It was the layout that stunk.
I underestimated the time it took to design a background and then code the page – in WordPress – to fit that background. I liked the fact that it gave a magazine/newspaper feel to posts, but doing it to every post was rough and honestly stopped me from writing some posts because I didn’t want to take the time to design it all up.
And one person gave me some feedback that obvious had I just stopped to think about. The full page layout makes it hard to find the other posts in a blog. If posts are even weekly, it can be hard to find articles you may have missed. Plus all the “features” and link lists were at the bottom of the page, which is something I didn’t even like after using it.
Bottomline, I didn’t think it out very hard. Poor planning usually leads to failure.
So here we go with a new theme, one I found on a free WP theme list. You can scroll to the very bottom of the page for a link to the original designer. I did make some code changes to support the forum and switched some things out, but otherwise the structure is all not-mine. And I’m fine with that. Most I’ll do with this theme is change the color scheme. I like the layout and balance of things.
But you tell me.