Latest New Look

Yes, I know this site seems to get new looks more often than I shave, but it’s all part of the wossname. Thingy. Process. Or something.

What I’ve been trying for is a much simpler, cleaner layout that supports all the current entertaining features of WordPress, like threaded comments. My own Frankentheme was falling apart under the weight of numerous edits, adaptations, tweaks, twists, experiments and the like. That’s what led me to try a few things like Sandbox, then Carrington and most recently, Evanescence.

All of them had their strong points, but somehow weren’t quite what I was after. Then I discovered the quite remarkably clever Elastic Theme Editor plugin. It’s still in the early stages of development, but what there is so far is very nice indeed. The plugin lets you choose the layout for a theme – number, width and position of columns, and lets you control basic font settings. Once you’ve done that, you can save it as a new theme. You’ll probably want to make some edits to the themes you create, but they make a good starting point.

I’ve tweaked this one, which I call Loose Elastic[1] to have a much smaller header, and to change a few things here and there.

It may change some more, of course…

[1] Losing it[1], Elastic, etc…

2 thoughts on “Latest New Look

Comments are closed.