So what do you think?
I’ve been bored with my previous blog theme for quite a while, not helped by WordPress releasing a number of tempting new themes over the past few months, but never quite had the time to play around and see what suited me until now.
I wanted something with two sidebars so that I could give my blogroll a bit more prominence without losing my monthly releases widget. A custom header area. Fonts that I could live with and block quotes that didn’t look funny and ummm… some spacing around my pictures. I’m not picky. Really.
Anyway, this theme, Fusion, appealed to me most – it met all the criteria above, and although it doesn’t offer a custom colour scheme, that really fell under the banner of very-nice-to-have. So after a minor panic attack (I thought I lost my entire blogroll at one point) and a few swear words (the Categories widget almost defeated me by refusing to disappear from where I didn’t want it to be), I think I have the new blog template pretty much there.
Except the header. Sigh. I’m not 100% happy with it, but it’ll do until I have more time to spend on sorting it out. I used Wordle to create the graphic based on my blog – however, it only takes the most recent posts so it is rather biased towards what I have been posting about recently, which made me laugh. Fortunately you have the option of deleting words you don’t want included…
So, does this look okay on your screen? This is the free version of WordPress, so I am pretty limited in what I can change – I can change my header and widgets on the sidebars, but that’s pretty much it. I may give TypeKit a go, which allows you to customise some fonts, but that will have to wait until I have more time to figure out how!