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Changed the theme again because iNova or whatever it is was too busy. I didn’t use a lion’s share of the features and it didn’t look particularly good anyway. So back to Misty Look, because its simple. Maybe I’ll bother to change the banner again too. Maybe. Or I’ll defect over to using Connections. That one isn’t bad, if a little too green.

It’s painful to look through the themes that free wordpress pages are allowed. Painful because there is always one problem or flaw with it that makes it troublesome to use.

Most of the one-column themes suffer from the crippling problem of being too thin and narrow, so posts look choked. I can’t get in more than a couple of sentences before the posts are several lines long, and it makes me feel like I’m rambling. Day Dream in particular is painfully skinny, made even worse because of the absurd padding on the borders.

The two-column themes are either not center aligned, don’t have custom banners, or the colors are atrocious. It’s almost a grab-bag. I wanted really hard to use the Fauna theme, I really did. It was perfect, but the banner was a hate-crime on my eyes, and unfortunately I can’t change that. Any other two-column themes are narrowly focused (Girl in Green) or so popular that I wretch at the thought of using them (ChaoticSoul).

3-columns are impossible to use unless you’re running a scanlation group out of it or something. There just isn’t enough shit to put in those sidebars. Not that I would want to subject people to anyway. Besides, they aren’t the best looking things you’ve laid eyes on.

the 3 4-column themes each suffer from their own special form of retardation. Fjords04 is cool and has potential for interesting banners, but the column with posts is rail-thin, with miniscule font size, and the other three columns are practically useless unless you widgetize your entire internet existence. Sandbox is completely useless unless you buy the CSS package, and Neo-Sapien looks retarded left-aligned like that, and is plagued by horrible design regardless.

There’s my short introduction on why every theme for the freepress sucks. I hope you found it helpful. I try.

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Written by PIR

January 2, 2010 at 07:50

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