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Spun

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Average Rating
4 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Creative template and great support
By , for WP 3.5

I am very much enjoying the Spun theme, it is creative and clever. The focus on content (posts) is great.

I have however had one or two small issues regarding images:
*Image is distorted when shown on the Homepage
*Image not linking to post

I am busy resolving or have already resolved these with the help of Caroline, she has so far been extremely helpful, quick and clear with her answers.

Thanks,

2 stars
Works and looks great, no doubt about it!
By , for WP 3.5

Downloaded the theme and started using it without a problem. No errors, no content publishing problems, all went smooth.

It does look absolutely nice, the simplistic design (lots of white, big and readable fonts - except for Sand, which my screen doesn't seem to be able to read -, not too many objects on the pages / posts, not too many sidebars or banner spaces), everything seems in place, balanced and functioning good.

But if, god forbids, you are not a developer and still learning about WP and PHP, you're in trouble, mister. For a simplistic theme it sure does have plenty code lines and it's a pain to modify it without having to deal with errors.
If you're not a developer is a "take it as it is" kind of theme (my rating is heavily influenced by this, otherwise it would've been a 4 stars).

Nevertheless, it's a free good looking theme for which we should be thankful.

3 stars
Very Good, on the way to great
By , for WP 3.5

I have a personal aesthetic and design that this theme is ideal for -- I've been using polaroids for about half the year, and searching for a simple theme in the same vein that doesn't have the particular design elements, as it is the aesthetic I like.

Spun delivers that.

I would, personally (and solely personally) like to see theme options added that give greater flexibility over font/typeface style and size, incorporates automatic Drop caps, odds and ends to make it more useful for me, in other words. Since my blog is primarily longreads in nature, I appreciate a good theme that allows me to let people focus on the ideas, not the chrome, of the site.

I am not anyone special, but I like this theme, and the only reason it doesn't get higher is that I'm also a really picky sort who is just to damn lazy to write her code, so I love it when people do outstanding work like this.

2 stars
Not senseful
By , for WP 3.5

Bugs in the Menu (Color). You can't read it - wrong Color.

But the bigger problem ist, that this design doesn't work with Pages, just with posts.

And the Design is just with static pages a good and senseful solution.

5 stars
Innovative and impressive
By , for WP 3.5

I've been following WordPress theme uploads since years. Themes like "Spun" are exceptional: Innovative, modern, well done, technically up-to-date.
Moreover, "Spun" emanates a simplicity that allows to focus very well on the content of posts.
For ergonomic reasons, I suggest to increase the contrast of foreground elements vs. background in some places. But that's easily changed.

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