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30/06/2014

Here’s something I’ve noticed about themes available for WordPress, when looking for one to use… Almost all of the themes dominate the content, in one way or another. I understand why theme authors want to show off their skills at creating themes, and its not easy to write a theme for Worpdress anymore (I gave up somewhere around 1.4) so I really appreciate those given for free…

I’m having trouble finding one, though, which doesnt overwhelm content with a massive masthead, or huge fonts, or other BIG graphical details… whilst leaving out the most basic of image borders, a 2px light grey. Thats why I’m now using the caption, so I can get a border around my posted images… but you know, there are themes which ignore that, as well.

[Edit] Found one: this is it. I’ve now lost iNove forever, because its no longer an option for the free WordPress. I was using The Journalist on the other blog, and found it to be OK. It will do. I just don’t want something thats graphics heavy, so my own stuff gets lost in the overall appearance.

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  1. Chris
    01/07/2014 at 4:22 am

    Hi Sue!

    It’s funny, what you’re saying about the theme dominating content… a lifetime ago, when I had my own website, I probably spent as much – or more – time on the layout and graphical aspects of the site as I did on the actual content. Hmmm… that might say all there is to know about me.

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  2. Sue
    01/07/2014 at 6:17 am

    LOL! No Chris, not at all. I used to do the same, I spent *hours* doing my sites. But I always created themes which were fairly low key, and sites which were the same. Low key doesnt mean you spend less time on it. What I hate about much of the current crop is the HUGE masteheads which on my iPad make content disappear entirely and even on my 24″ 1080p monitor, scroll to halfway down the page. That kind of thing. Mastheads dont need to be three inches wide. Font headings dont need to be 48point.

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  3. Chris
    03/07/2014 at 2:27 am

    Yep, it’s disappointing how little-optimized the Web is for HD monitors.

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