Ending the Wordpress Themes obessions ... for now

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying new themes on my blog almost daily. I’ve recently become enamored with 3-column, widget ready themes that allow you to move items like archives, recent comments, etc. around on the sidebars without programming.

However, with so many different themes out there and new ones being added daily, I find it hard to keep up. More importantly, having so many choices makes me fickle and apt to change themes frequently. As a result, I spend more time trying themes rather than writing.

Therefore I’ve declared a six month moratorium on changing my blog themes. I’ve adopted a suitably named theme called plaintxt by Scott Wallick of Barthelme fame. It’s boringly plain but easy on the eyes and I feel good for content which I hope to create more of in the next couple of months. I’m toying around with the idea of adding theme links to my del.ici.ous account and then trying them out after my six month hiatus. I’m a big fan of really simple themes with lots of white space good for text. One design I recently found quite impressive was http://www.youtilize.com/. It’s the kind of clean design I really like and I hope that one day the author open sources the design.

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Friday, June 1, 2007

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