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First theme from scratch. What do you think? (16 posts)

  1. uberwerks
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I love basic / "lots of white" websites and decided to make a theme from scratch (otherwise known as minimalist).

    Just wanted to see what you all thought. I don't have comments up...don't feel like messing with them. The search bar will come later.

    I'm very new to CSS and HTML, so go easy. :) Thx.

    Site: uberwerks.org

  2. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice.... Very Nice. Crisp, clean, not overly done. Good choice in colors (disclaimer: blue is my favorite color, so I may be biased.) Clearly here content is king!

    -tg

  3. uberwerks
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Tech. I was going for the crisp, clean look...that was my hope anyways, seeing as I have little CSS experience and started from a blank txt file. :)

  4. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's too bright, it burns my eyeballs!

    Just kidding. It looks good.

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Very nice. Only thing that threw me a bit is the way the category list lays out in the sidebar - it's too busy, in contrast with the rest of the site....

    Loved your response to "Michael", btw....

  6. uberwerks
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    LOL. Thanks Vkaryl. I changed the sidebar and I think it looks more inline with what I was going for. Thanks again for the critique.

  7. Joebar
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I like the crispy-ness, but it may be too crispy for it's own good, IMO.

    To me it almost looks unfinished, or broken -- as if you made a typo in your style.css or something :)

    e.g. it looks like the entry text is just kinda going off into a right border of nowhereness. And we know the footer is centered across the full blog, but when you're at the bottom of the page and only see the main content, it looks off kilter.

    I think a very light gray (maybe very, very light if you wanna keep it extra minimalist :) border around the entire thing, and maybe a super ultra light gray background or right border in the sidebar would help both of these a lot.

  8. Melodiefabrieknl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    great!

  9. uberwerks
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the reviews. Joebar, I tried your suggestions but they ended up making my theme look like many others.

    Melodiefabrieknl, thanks!

  10. Looks great! I personally am not a fan of really minimalistic themes, especially those that have no box or border around the site. I find sites that just kinda run off the edges odd looking. But maybe it's just me.

  11. Makki
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nice theme looks great i like the style.

  12. Hennasdad
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    From someone that just has an index page, and is still looking for inspiration . . . I like. It does what it needs to without pretense.

    Has a good rhythm without being overbearing, and I really enjoyed the lyrics . . . can't wait for the CD.

    - HD

  13. uberwerks
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks so much for all your views / reviews. I appreciate it. You guys are the reason WP is so great!

  14. bodnotbod
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would left align the header text with the left side of the entries.

    And it really DID hurt my eyes when I first clicked over there, the glare. Soon adjusted though.

  15. damienbuckleymaccom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Looks great to me.

  16. Melodiefabrieknl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    love it, simple and clean!

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