Switching themes to Shocking Blue Green 1.0 by Chris M.
I encountered another WordPress bug. This time the sidebar of Ocadia 1.1 was not displaying properly in Internet Explorer 6.
Rather than have my blog look weird until the bug is fixed, I’ll take the simpler solution of switching themes. I quite like Shocking Blue Green:
- very clean looking
- uses full browser width
- demphasizes the category links on posts (that link back to wordpress.com instead of my site)
- CSS looks good for all the tags I use
- even matches the colours for my cat picture in the sidebar
I can’t stress how important it is to have a page lying around like this one where I have examples of all the HTML tags I commonly use. It makes theme selection much easier, because I can immediately test how my pages will look.
The only con I’ve seen so far is that it changes all of my titles so that they have “proper” capitalization. When I write “//engtech” that’s what I meant to say, not “//Engtech”.
Note for RSS readers: wordpress.com has a bug where RSS feeds are missing the “read more” indication. If my posts seem shorter than usual, that is why.