This post is another one, that is part of the course “Blogging101”.
Choosing a theme
While I have not completed last days task, I decided, that playing around with the themes could be fun.
At the beginning, there was Misty Lake a traditional blog-theme with light background, black writing and green decorations. I like it, because it is simple and natural at the same time. But the task is to try different themes, so I will do that.
The assignment also says: “Try one you’re drawn to, and one you would never use.”
The first part is easy: In the last days, I have seen Writr a few times and liked how it looks. But I don’t want to have my blog look like just another Writr-themed-blog, so a question I have to answer is: Is it customizable?
The preview is nice, but to really try a theme, I have to install it on my blog and change things around. I did that with Writr. I installed it, changed the colours and uploaded a header image. After that, I can say, that I like the theme. There is only one small thing, that is not to my taste: I like fonts with serifs for reading and Writer only comes with a sans-serif font.
While I was on it, I took cherylhooverowen idea and changed the blog title.
Afterward, I scrolled through the themes that were in my two criteria: free (as in beer) and responsive, because we have the year 2015.
Minnow looked good in the little picture, but Hemingway Rewritten was another theme, that I had come to like, after I had seen it on other blogs. I Espacially like the parallax effect in the header. This one, I activated too and the only thing that it lacks is something that I lack: a fitting header image.
I said, that I like fonts with serifs, so I just had to try Typo.
It looks very nice and I like it, but it is perhaps a little to serious.
Temporary Winner: Hemingway Rewritten
In the end, the modern layout with parallax effect won the day. But I will maybe try some more themes over the weekend and try to find a good individual header omage.