I know, the last design was only, like, two posts away, but I felt ready for some colour this grey albeit mild winter but was too lazy to come up with a new design from scratch. I checked out collections after collections of free WordPress themes but they all seemed to have this “slap a gigantic image on top and put a slider on it” attitude that I detest. Solution? Spend money on a premium theme that I really like! I didn’t even spend that much money. I didn’t buy from one of those design studios that offer a lot of themes with a premium subscription fee. I’m allergic enough to commitment not to want to subscribe to anything willingly. Sorry, web design studios, I just want to pay for one theme that I like without having to subscribe because I might not want another design from you ever again.
So yeah, I paid for a theme I came across that I really liked and had all the features I wanted, especially the ability to post multiple format entries a la Tumblr. The only thing I didn’t like about the theme out of the box was the colour scheme, but it was easy to change. One child theme and a few lines of CSS later, I got it to look just the way I want it. I’m still not sure about the header image that I made with a graphic from a CD that comes with an art deco book I bought last month from a reduced price bookstore in St. Catharines, but I’m sure it’ll grow on me. If not, all I have to do is come up with another one that I like better and slap it on. Easy peasy.
Resources I found useful this n-th blog redesign (don’t really remember how many times I’ve redesigned this blog in the last 12 years):
- Colourlovers for all your colour-scheming needs;
- Google Web Fonts for all your fancy typography needs, complemented with the WP Google Fonts plugin;
- Last but not least, Elma Studio for making the theme so easy to customize.
My god, this post is so boring I’m falling asleep writing it. Next post shall be more interesting, promise!
PS. Please send me a haiku?