So, the look of the blog is obviously in the process of changing. I’m basically redesigning (well, redesigning would require that I had designed something in the first place…) everything from the scratch. What I’m trying to say is, please pardon the fact that nothing will look the same for more than a couple of hours at a time over the next few days. Also, navigation may temporarily become a little difficult if I accidentally neglect to re-add some links during the transition.
I really like the high-class look of the Thematic theme, which is what I had been using, but it is just incredibly plain. I am having real difficulty learning how to modify WP themes manually, so I didn’t have the ability to spice it up like I would have liked. My solution to this problem is making a switch to Weaver. Based on the default Twenty-Ten theme, Weaver also happens to have 20 premade sub-themes and a metric $#!&-ton of customization options. The settings pages even allow you to modify the CSS for each element without having to dig into the stylesheet file directly, which is just awesome!
The idea is pretty simple: I switched to Weaver, and now I will utilize its customization options to get the majority of the content styled in a Thematic-esque motif. I will be using Weaver mostly to add the decoration that I couldn’t figure out in Thematic, and I think it will really look sharp. I’m also going to do a graphical header sometime over the next two or three days.
Please, if anyone has anything to say at any point, speak up. Tell me what you like, what you don’t like, and what you think might make things look or work better. It’s so hard to be objective, and I’d love to get some feedback about the redesign. Even negative comments are appreciated as long as they are constructive.