The other night I spent the whole evening trying to find new WordPress blog themes for a few of my sites.
One of my sites has a really nice theme that I like, but when visitors using IE come by and try to leave a comment they have to scroll over a huge empty space to reach the comment area. I’m not sure why that theme does that. It looks great in all the other major browsers, but has that one problem in Internet explorer.
I’m supposed to be having a new theme made for this blog. It should be ready by mid April according to the designer. However, I’m planning on updating this blog to the latest version of WP and I’m not sure this clunky old theme will hold up. It’s not widgetized and the sidebars are composed of tables! See I said it was old and clunky. That’s probably one of the reasons this site loads so slowly at times too. So this site might have a temporary theme until the custom theme is ready.
Have you spent any time looking for new themes or templates for your blog?
I came across some amazing layouts and I also came across some terribly bad ones too! Some templates were set up for ads and I don’t know what the designer was thinking as there are so many spots for ads that you might as well plug that sucker in and light it up like the digital signage in any big cities downtown area!
I did find some beautiful themes though. Some are of the new magazine style and the rest are three column themes. I’ve always been partial to themes with two sidebars even though I know ones with single sidebars usually look much more organized and cleaner.
Perhaps over the next few days I’ll spend some time writing up a post or two about the great WordPress themes that I discovered on my blogging and tech blogs. I haven’t been writing in either of those blogs much this year and I think a few articles about blog design and WP themes might be just the thing to kick start those blogs again. I’ll let you know when those posts are up and if you’re interested in finding some great WP themes you can pop over for a visit.