I haven’t been through many themes here on WordPress. When I find one that I like, I usually stick with it for a really long time. Not that I don’t look for others to try, I have been hunting for a new one for a while now, I just can never seem to find anything that makes me completely happy. But this week, I have finally found one that I really like.
I have wanted a magazine style front page display, and I have been playing around with featured images, so when I came across the Canard theme, which had both of these things, I was a little smitten. It even has the color scheme that I like and the featured images display just how I want them to. I figured it was another lost cause for me though, because I was sure once I made my header to fit the specs, it was gonna be blurry, and I would have to resort back to one of the only two that I have ever really liked. You see, I have been back and forth between a couple the last few months but just couldn’t get the little details to display how I would like, specifically my header. For some reason WordPress scales the image on some templates and that makes everything look blurred. It drives me crazy!
Not so with this one. I used the header that I was already using, and surprise surprise, it looked great. That was all I needed to make the switch. I am very happy about this, maybe too happy since I am writing a blog post all about my new theme. But, oh well.
Not everything about this theme is how I would like it to be though, but sometimes you have to take the good with the bad. It would be nice if the main column width was a little bigger; I like my pictures to be wider on the screen, and I am used to having the pages be full width. I didn’t exactly understand the specs with this, because on the theme details it said page width is bigger than it seems to be displaying. I probably need to mess around with a few things still, but for now, I am one happy WordPress blogger.
And that is how I have been spending my free time the last few days, messing with the blog and getting everything all set up. It is one of the the things that I like so much about blogging. It’s not all just always about writing posts. I get to learn things as well.
Now, for this week… There will be a little less blog time and a lot more outside time for me. It’s supposed to be pretty close to 100 where I will be; a hot one for sure! Have a great Monday, everyone!