My Theme Review

2015 BloggingU Assignment #5.

Today’s assignment: try out at least three other themes — even if you’re happy with yours. Try one you’re drawn to, and one you’d never use.

For many years, the theme was Chaotic Soul. Probably picked more for the name and less for the functionality.  The small font was difficult to read, but I did like having the black matting for photograph ~ writing with light ~ display purposes.

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Before going on, this is the theme – Twenty Ten – from my other blog, WickedGoodHR:

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Here is a theme not chosen – Ideation and Intention. The first thing that attracted me towards this theme is the name – Ideation.

Ideation® People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.

I moved on because the third column didn’t meet with my intention.

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The WordPress preview feature is very useful.  More than several themes were previewed, but I kept coming back to this Hemingway Rewritten (ok, beneficial cool name attraction).  Two columns is enough.  Readability is improved. And it was tested across this range of Apple devices, iPhone, iPad Air, & this iMac. The iPad was used to capture the screen shots and first draft/uploading of the same.  I set-up one widget to link over to my Flickr feed. More will occur in time.  I think there is a relevant 2015 Blogging U homework assignment pending(?)

So, what do you think of this redesign?

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4 thoughts on “My Theme Review

  1. I like it. A lot. I love that the font is bigger for my poor old eyes. The header is awesome. I am thinking that is own photo? If so, it might be great to change the header with the seasons to show your fantastic photographs.

    Well done!

  2. I began Blogging 101 last year and spent hours exploring themes, fell behind and dropped out. Now I’m back and falling behind again! I’m scared to invest the time on themes again, but I can’t remember why I chose the one I finally did, so I guess I’ll have to.

    I’ve noticed a lot of photographers like the black background, which is a shame because I find it hard to read the writing with my old eyes when it’s coloured or white print, on black. I wonder if that’s just because black on white is what I’m used to.

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