Lying to others is bad, but lying to yourself is unforgivable. In this case, however, I think I can forgive myself for lying that I am not going to redesign this blog look’s anytime soon. Here I am, just three months later, with a semi-new theme to add to my already growing list of “new looks”. Semi-new, because the layout is basically the same (I just removed the three-column footer in the not-so-old design).
I changed my fonts to fun-ner ones, I changed the color combination of the site to my current favorite palette (I honestly can’t seem to like the color blue on a long-term basis), I changed the navigation images AND I added a few extra features missing on my old Headway design (I love my social sharing buttons now! See them at the left side of this article? Sooo nice, if I may say so myself).
The biggest change around here, however, is that this is not Headway-based anymore, but Thesis-based. No, my love story with Headway is not over yet, I just thought it’d be wise to learn how to make WordPress themes using Thesis as well. What better way to start practicing than on my own blog, right? I admit I sorely missed the Live Editor capability of Headway while making this new theme (I had to keep refreshing to see how it looks while I code), but Thesis has a lot of nifty features too that I now adore.
This new look is definitely more “me”, a lot warmer, and it still has my signature clutter. If it isn’t busy then it isn’t me. LOL. I have yet to fully embrace minimalism.
So. What do you think?