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Revamp

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I didn’t like the way my wordpress theme (MistyLook) displayed the images that would post. There was this white stroke and a mild shadow, which I didn’t like.

conclave

The sad part was that the theme didn’t allow changing the HTML, so border=”none” failed to work. The obvious workaround was to change the theme. But there are few things I look in a theme: customizable header, one sidebar and some little things like the way sidebar items are bulleted, the way it displays categories/tags beneath each post and so on. All this combined made MistyLook the best theme for me. Except this image problem. Sometimes I feel Blogger was better!

I tried other themes which didn’t display images or which allowed HTML changes, but each one seemed in some way short on looks, some way of formatting and layout which was not acceptable. This was frustrating.

Till I came upon Ocean Mist. This one allows border removal and has the least number of unacceptables. So I can have a square white image with some illustration in the centre of the image, without an irritating border to reveal that it is actually a square image! The conclave logo looked much neat now.

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Still this theme has some problems, but I think it will stay for some time. Let me get used to it.  🙂

I made a new header (picture taken on the Arunachal trip). I was even able to add blog title and tagline, which I coundn’t in the previous header for fear of spoiling the look of it. But here in this theme, the title/tagline are placed too far from the big header to influence the looks of it. One more positive point!

Redesigning your blog makes you very excited, but all the fun vanishes when you are have to convince a friend that accompanying you to somewhere won’t be a waste of his time.

  1. November 21, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    The header looks stud!

  2. November 21, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    the previous header was maha stud and i thought the previous theme was very good compared to the present one 🙂

  3. November 22, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Go conclave! ;-P

  4. November 22, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Post is boring.
    Header is nice.
    Theme is dull.

  5. November 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Abe blue background ganda lag raha , but ya those roads seem familiar

  6. November 22, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Header is really luking stud…

  7. November 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    @Moli: Thanks!
    @Naveen: Refer to Moli’s comment. 😛
    @Lays: Gone! 😀
    @Leela: Thanks. THANKS! Thanks.
    @Bachcha: Have to settle with blue, till I buy a domain. 🙂 The road is familiar, right. Bomdilla to Sela, remember?
    @Rajat: Thank you!

  8. November 24, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    True. wp themes are real giveup, they don’t let you play arnd at all… the one theme that you have for photo blogging sucks big time…
    And blue is sad, header is good 🙂

  9. SiM
    November 26, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Header – woow… woow.. woooooow…
    Rest – Umm, I wouldn’t comment.

  10. November 27, 2008 at 11:15 am

    @sm: wp themes – agreed. Header – thanks!

    @SiM: 🙂

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